Wis. Officials: Mother, Child Dead After Crash With School BusOfficials in western Wisconsin say a mother and her 3-year-old daughter died Saturday after their car collided with a school bus.
Minnesota Will Soon Have A New CityMinnesota will soon have a new city. KBJR-TV reports an administrative law judge has granted the Town of Rice Lake's petition for incorporation. The judge has set an election day of October 13 to decide on a mayor and city council members.
Authorities: Wisconsin Correctional Camp Escapee ArrestedAuthorities say they've arrested a 20-year-old man who escaped from a correctional camp in west-central Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said Sunday that Kaeden Dumholt was arrested Saturday morning in northwest Wisconsin after a report of a suspicious man south of Rice Lake.
Rice Lake Township Firefighter Died From Unknown IllnessOfficials say a veteran firefighter died from an unknown illness while on a medical-emergency call north of Duluth. According to the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, 57-year-old Randy Hiti of the Rice Lake Fire Department was responding to a call Wednesday night when he suffered a medical episode at his home.
1 Dead, 1 Injured After Crash On Snowy Wis. RoadSnow-covered, slippery roads south of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, played a role in a Monday morning crash that left one driver dead and another injured.
MN Remembers Firefighters Who Died In Line Of DutyThis year's service will honor Fire Chief Matthew Frantz, of Rice Lake.
Teen Arrested Following Wis. Bank Robbery A 19-year-old man is in custody after authorities in western Wisconsin arrested him Wednesday in connection to a bank robbery. The robbery happened just after noon at Sterling Bank in Rice Lake, Wis., the local police department said. A suspect entered the bank, showed a gun, and got an undisclosed amount of money before running off.
Wis. Logger Frees Black Bear Trapped In CanOne lucky black bear has a Wisconsin logger to thank for helping him out of an odd situation. Garrett Smith found a bear struggling in a corn field near Rice Lake, Wis. on Sunday and used a claw to pop a can free from the bear's head.
Sophomore Ellenson Leaves Minn. Basketball Team Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program. Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino says the team respects Ellenson's decision. The university announced his decision Tuesday.
1 Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash Near Rice Lake, Wis.Authorities said one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Rice Lake, Wis., on Friday. The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to the accident at about 2:15 p.m. Friday on Highway 48 one mile south of Mikana in Barron County.
Search Continues For Fugitive Officer In NW Wis.The search continues in northwestern Wisconsin for a police officer wanted for burglarizing a Green Lake restaurant and stealing a truck. Barron County sheriff's officials say Brad Young led deputies on a car chase Monday evening and fled on foot into some woods near Rice Lake.
Toddlers Wander From Babysitter, Get Stuck In MarshTwo toddlers were discovered stuck in marshland in Barron County, Wis. after the two apparently wandered away from their babysitter.