Barron County Newswire

Barron County Newswire

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  1. Snowmobile trails closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Rice Lake Online

    With thawing temperatures and possible rain in the forecast, Barron County's snowmobile trail system will close Wednesday, Jan. 18, at noon.

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  2. Explosion destroys Rice Lake apartment Tuesday, January 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    ... police were called. It's not clear what sparked the incident, or what Zunker used to cause the explosion. The Barron County Sheriff's Department, the Marathon County bomb squad, Rice Lake police and the Rice Like fire department responded.

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  3. Neighbor, property owner react to Rice Lake apartment explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | WKOW-TV

    ... Sykes said. In a press release, the Rice Lake Police Department said 44-year-old, Joseph Zunker, called the Barron County Dispatch, stating he had a bomb and was threatening to blow everyone up. When officers arrived to Zunker's apartment, they ...

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  4. Police identify man who caused deadly Rice Lake explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | WKOW-TV

    In a press release, the Rice Lake Police Department said 44-year-old, Joseph Zunker, called the Barron County Dispatch, stating he had a bomb and was threatening to blow everyone up. When officers arrived to Zunker's apartment, they heard him yelling inside his home.

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  5. Police identify man who caused fatal Rice Lake explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | WIGM-AM Medford

    Rice Lake police say a man is dead and an apartment complex is a complete loss as the result of an overnight fire and explosion. Police responded to the apartment complex on South Main Street shortly after 11:00 p.m. Barron County dispatch had taken a 911 call from a man who was upset and claimed []

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  6. DEVELOPING: Police identify man who caused deadly Rice Lake explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | WKOW-TV

    In a press release, the Rice Lake Police Department said 44-year-old, Joseph Zunker, called the Barron County Dispatch, stating he had a bomb and was threatening to blow everyone up. When officers arrived to Zunker's apartment, they heard him yelling inside his home.

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  7. DEVELOPING: 1 killed in Rice Lake apartment explosion and fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | WKOW-TV

    On Sunday, January 15, 2017, at approximately 11:07 p.m., Rice Lake Police Department responded to apartment complex at 1030 South Main Street, in the City of Rice Lake. Barron County Dispatch had taken a 911 call from an upset male subject who stated he had a bomb.

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  8. Snowmobile fatality on Stump LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    RICE LAKE, WI The Barron County Sheriff's Department says a 42-year-old man died after his snowmobile broke through the ice on Stump Lake. Deputies say a family member reported him missing when he didn't return home and his snowmobile was missing.

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  9. Snowmobiler dies after going through iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | TwinCities

    The Barron County Sheriff's Department says crews pulled the body of Todd Kane of Rice Lake from the water on Saturday. Deputies went to Kane's home after receiving a call of a possible missing person who may be on a snowmobile.

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  10. Unbelted driver runs stop sign, hits tree and dies in western WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | Star Tribune

    The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 10 th Avenue and 13th Street in Barron, the Barron County Sheriff's Office said. The victim was identified as Kerensa Davenport, 44, of Barron.

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  11. Snowmobiler's body pulled from western Wisconsin lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | Star Tribune

    Todd Kane, 42, was found by emergency response personnel about 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Rice Lake, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Office. Kane, of Rice Lake, was reported to authorities as being missing a less than 2A1 2 hours earlier, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  12. Snowmobiler's body pulled from icy waters of Rice LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | Rice Lake Online

    ... seen Thursday night, the man was first reported missing this morning because he didn't show up for work, said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. It was reported that a snowmobile helmet was seen on the ice, he said. The man's snowmobile was ...

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  13. County trees offered at $20 a bundleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 2 | Rice Lake Online

    The Soil and Water Conservation Department is offering a variety of coniferous trees and deciduous trees and shrubs to the residents of Barron County. Trees are sold to county residents at cost for the purpose of wildlife plantings, reforestation, windbreaks and landscaping.

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  14. Red Cross Volunteers Assist Families Statewide over Holiday WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | Lake Country Reporter

    Red Cross Volunteers Assist Families Statewide over Holiday Weekend American Red Cross Disaster Action Team members continue to provide compassionate assistance to families Check out this story on lakecountrynow.com: American Red Cross Disaster Action Team members continued to provide compassionate assistance to families displaced by home fires over the Christmas holiday weekend. Fire displaced several families in the Milwaukee area, Rock County, Brown County, Barron County, Waushara, and Burnett counties.

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  15. Portions of Hwys. W and D temporality closed in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Rice Lake Online

    Barron County Hwys. W and D at the Red Cedar River will be closed Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, respectively, for assembly and erection of ATV/snowmobile bridges over the Red Cedar River.

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  16. Duffy Easily Defeats Hoeft to Win Fourth TermRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | WDIO

    U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy easily defeated Democratic challenger Mary Hoeft on Tuesday to win a fourth term in Congress. Hoeft, an instructor at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake, had been hoping to take back a district that had been held by Democrat Dave Obey for decades before his retirement in 2010.

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  17. Officers from around the nation attend services for Rusk Co. Deputy Dan GlazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | WKOW-TV

    Police officers from around nation and even Canada filed into Barron County Friday for the funeral service for Deputy Dan Glaze. Deputy Glaze was killed early Sunday morning while on duty with the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.

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  18. Hundreds Honor Slain Wisconsin Deputy at FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | KSTP

    ... as helping the community members that needed it." The suspect, 43-year-old Douglas Nitek, is being held at the Barron County Jail awaiting charges. There is still no clear motive.

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  19. Candlelight vigil to be held for Rusk Co. deputy Dan GlazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2016 | WKOW-TV

    ... and all of the officers who risked their lives protecting the community. His body was brought home Monday to Barron County. Officers from various departments stretching from Minnesota through Rusk County escorted Deputy Glaze. Cars, onlookers, and ...

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  20. Updated: Several Rice Lake businesses burglarized over weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Rice Lake Online

    Rice Lake police are investigating related burglaries at a restaurant, two businesses and one church overnight this past weekend. The police are also working with the Barron County Sheriff's Department on two recent burglaries in the county at Skate City and Mommsen's Produce Patch just outside the city's south side.

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