Burnett County is following a similar trend the whole state of Wisconsin is seeing – less deer are being harvested during the opening weekend, according to the preliminary data.

Burnett County Circuit Court Judge Melissia Mogen has issued a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against Wood Lake Camp and Retreat, LLC. The ruling halts all construction activities until the case is resolved at trial.

A Minnesota man was charged with criminal damage to property, theft and drug related charges following a reported theft at a Siren gas station.


Dan Milligan lost his job 14 years ago and soon after decided he would buy his next job after realizing the job market wasn’t giving him any options. He bought the Trade Lake Store in May 2007 and said business, like the area in general, has been up and down throughout the years.


Twenty-five years ago on the 12th of November, the Grantsburg High School hockey players held their second annual “Miss”ter Pageant to raise money for the Youth Hockey Program.

GOVERNMENT CENTER––The fines for illegally transporting aquatic invasive species will be going up thanks in part to a group of citizens that said the fines were too low.

Former Burnett County District Attorney William Norine is still facing scrutiny after creating conflicts of interest with defendants in Burnett County even though he may not have been prosecuting their case.

GRANTSBURG––McNally Industries welcomes many visitors throughout the year to their facility to show and explain to people all the things they do with the military.

WEBSTER––A group of teachers and administrators recently returned from a conference where the main topic was personalized learning.

The Siren School Board faced backlash from the Native American community after denying a motion that would work towards ending the use of Native American symbols and mascots in Wisconsin schools.


GRANTSBURG––Twice a year Grantsburg students prepare for the real world. These students end their day with a lunch at the Crex Convention Center.


On a recent Friday afternoon, Grantsburg fourth graders learned to play the challenging game of chess in less than an hour.

On October 31 of 1991, Burnett County experienced one of their largest snowstorms to date with between 22-28 inches of snowfall. It became known as the Great Halloween Snowstorm, which is still brought up in conversation every Halloween.

GRANTSBURG––The Village of Grantsburg has received an anonymous donation with the money slated for new lights at the new skating rink.


A Frederic man is headed to California in hopes of winning a National Championship.


WEBB LAKE––For the last 26 years Four Star Sports in Webb Lake has provided quality service and equipment for outdoor activities to its customers. Last week the business was sold to another business two miles up the road.

The Branstad Bucks were officially recognized as a new club as part of Burnett County 4-H. Tessa Zeller, of the Branstad Bucks, accepted the official starter set from Beth Rank, 4-H Youth and Family Development Educator.

On Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in the Grantsburg High School gymnasium, Grantsburg High School will host its annual Veterans Day program. Community members and all school district students are invited to join us in honoring Veterans.

A Webster man has been charged with multiple counts of arson and two domestic violence related charges after allegedly burning items belonging to his girlfriend and her children.

Charles H. Beenken, 40, Frederic, pleaded guilty but not guilty due to mental disease or defect to child abuse – intentionally cause great bodily harm in Burnett County stemming from an incident last November.

Carol Ahlquist, the Director of Nursing at the Continuing Care Center (CCC) in Grantsburg was the first recipient to receive the Service Above Self award.


The tradition of setting a separate table in honor of our prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. The manner in which this table is decorated is full of special symbols to help us remember our brothers and sisters in arms.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of James Rennicke to serve as Burnett County District Attorney.

BURNETT COUNTY—Remember to set your clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday evening, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3.

A couple was arrested after allegedly finding illicit substances in their vehicle at a Siren gas station with their infant son nearby.

SIREN––In a split vote the Siren School Board denied a motion to sign a resolution going around the state calling for the end of using Native American symbols or people as mascots for schools.

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Airman Nathaniel Denkmann, a native of Frederic, Wisconsin, joined the Navy following in his uncle’s footsteps and wanted a bigger sense of purpose.

Which business had the best Halloween costume for Main Street Treats? The winner will be announced in next week's paper along with the winning photo. The poll will be up until Friday at 10 a.m.

Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief.

Farmers are always at the mercy of the weather and this fall farmers across Burnett County are dealing with the extreme wetness in the soil and may be harvesting well into December.

MEENON––The County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from Tim D’Jock, Executive Director of SOFTEC last week.

The Concerned Citizens of Big Wood Lake will be arguing their case in court on Friday during a scheduled four-hour motion hearing. The group is against the expansion of the former Wood Lake Bible Camp.

WEBSTER––A group of middle school students along with staff participated in Make A Difference Day this year at the elementary school and around the greater Webster community.

As we wrap up the fall season and before the snowfalls, many homeowners wonder about leaves and what to do with them.

MADISON––A prosecuting attorney for Burnett County has been charged with a misdemeanor charge of theft – false representation in Dane County.

GRANTSBURG––The road running through downtown Grantsburg is expected to be closed for a number of days to allow crews to finish the concrete work.