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The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Preston Decorah, 27, Webster. The office has one person in custody related to the death.

Village officials were bracing to pay up to $300,000 to remove the sludge from the Webster’s sewer ponds. They were surprised when there was not nearly as much sludge as they thought.

It began in Barron County and made its way through Polk County and into Burnett County. It ended in Daniels with the vehicle ending in a rollover.

April 7 is set for the Wisconsin spring election. There will be several local elections along with statewide ballot measures and the presidential primary race.

Law enforcement responded to a report of a suicidal man with a handgun at the Grantsburg Inn Motel in Grantsburg March 23 around 9 p.m.

A new youth center is hoping to open later this month in Webster.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) announced on Monday that the April 7 spring election will still be taking place. They are also offering recommendations to local election officials, like encouraging more absentee voting.


The Grantsburg Public Library has installed a new piece of artwork for its community meeting room.

Starting Wednesday schools across the state will not be having regular classes. Bars and restaurants with over 50 people are also being asked to close due to COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.

In a statement sent by Governor Tony Evers at 1:47 Tuesday, March 17, the ever changing measures being taken to combat COVID-19 have now been set to include takeout only for restaurants and social gatherings of 10 people or less.

Ice fishers take note - your ice house or shanty will need to be removed from the lake if you’re not using it after March 15.

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, when you’ll move your clocks forward by one hour to 3 a.m. This means you should be prepared to lose an hour of sleep, but in return you will gain an extra hour of daylight. Some U.S. states are “springing ahead” with their own ide…

For several years the Village of Grantsburg experienced a high number of black bear complaints from residents when compared to other municipalities. To address these complaints, a variety of non-lethal abatement options were implemented including educational efforts, altering trash pick-up s…

At a recent school board meeting the school board invited the building firm, Kraus-Anderson, to give an update on the construction project. The board spent a lot of time discussing the possibility of hiring an asbestos abatement company.

The Burnett Area Arts Group (BAAG) will hold its 3rd Annual Outstanding Student Art Show on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 at the Northwest Passage Gallery (NWPG). The original work of art students in grades 9-12 from five area schools will be on display. Participating schools are Luck, Fr…

If a CAFO is built in Trade Lake or anywhere in Burnett County, they will be reporting to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and Jeffrey Jackson.


Country Café on Main in Grantsburg has been a leading restaurant since 2016, and it now has new hours and dinner entrees to offer.

The St. Croix Tribal Police Department was looking for information regarding a suspect following a police chase in Burnett County.


All snowmobile trails and winter ATV/UTV trails in Burnett County will be closed Monday night, according to the Forest and Parks Department.

With North American bird populations plunging 30% over the past 50 years, and one in five Wisconsin birds at risk of extinction, a state bird conservation coalition is rebooting with new energy to stem declines and enhance critical habitat statewide for birds.

After promoting over 30 events on the state trail Friends of the Gandy Dancer Trail have made big moves in 2019 and are looking to expand.

“This grant will help alleviate the drug epidemic in our county,” said County Administrator Nate Ehalt.

Burnett County’s Assistant District Attorney Dan Steffen pleaded no contest in a Dane County Courthouse last week to disorderly conduct.

Zach A. Grandy, 19, has been charged with four felony counts including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of felony bail jumping.


Some older Grantsburg folks were sad and nostalgic Wednesday as workers began to take down the DNR Fire Tower, a Grantsburg landmark on Tower Hill, the highest spot in the village. 

Grantsburg Revitalization Operation (GRO) with the help of the Burnett County Administration committee put together a housing study. The study focused on the Grantsburg School District.

Over the last couple of years Burnett County has spent over $100,000 just on turnover costs for social workers, according to county officials.

Representatives from the land services department gave suggestions to the Large Scale Livestock Study (LSLS) committee about how they could better prepare the county for decisions regarding concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs. These include which zoning districts should allow CAF…

Representatives from Cooper Engineering and Webster Public Works will be out checking to see how much sludge is in the Webster sewer ponds.

“As soon as it began to dry it started to bubble and once paint starts to bubble it starts to peel,” Highway Commissioner Mike Hoefs said of the highway storage building in Siren.


The choice for voters in May will be between Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) as their representative in Congress.

A Vadnais Heights, Minn. man sat in court last week in an orange uniform with the “Burnett County Jail” printed on the back. He has been accused of burglarizing Tesora Restaurant in Siren back in December of 2018.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend the upcoming traffic safety meeting to voice their opinion regarding a proposed speed change in Alpha.

The Siren Area Economic Development Advisory Committee (SEDAC) has just completed phase two, the engagement phase, of their planning project with their consultant Civic 4 LLC of Madison. Appreciation is given to all who provided input during this part of the process which has resulted in dev…

“I still have hope. I just wish the driver would come forward. Maybe his life would change too. It is hard to forget when you can’t find who to forgive,” said Georgia Cobenais in a video released January 31 by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

Mitchell L. Butler, 40, Webster, was sitting in court when the judge sentenced him to 40 years of state prison followed by 20 years of extended supervision stemming from a sexual assault case involving children under the age of 12, according to online court records.

Two candidates from each party will face off later this month in primary battles for the 7th Congressional seat. The primary will be held on Feb. 18 with the general election on May 12.


High School students from the Santa Ana Technical High School in Costa Rica have been participating in an exchange program with the Grantsburg High School for four years now. Each year they select a certain number of students to come and spend a week with host families and experience life an…