Visitors from Near and Far Enjoying Winter Fun in Northwestern Wisconsin

ASHLAND, Wis. – Tis the season for winter fun, and the options are endless especially when you take a trip to Northwestern Wisconsin. “I think Ashland is a great escape,” said Mary McPhetridge, executive director of Visit Ashland. It’s a four-season destination that flourishes year-round. “We have this wonderful little mural, self-guided tour that you can pick up,” said McPhetridge….

Ashland Police Department Nearly Moved Into Renovated Police Headquarters

"It's very crowded. There's not a lot of room," Morland says.

ASHLAND, Wisc. — After nearly 50 years of conducting their operations in the basement of city hall, the Ashland police department finally has a new station. “This used to flood. So we would be conducting interviews with suspects or sexual assault victims and we would be sitting in water,” Ashland Police Department Lieutenant, Scott Morland says. For nearly five decades…

Update: Names Released Following Fatal Small Plane Crash Near Ashland

Courtesy: Ashland Daily Press via AP MARENGO, Wis. (AP) – The brother and sister who died when their small plane crashed into a house in a tiny, northern Wisconsin town were known to the homeowners, who escaped injury. The single-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in the Ashland County community of Marengo, home to about 400 residents located about 80…

USPCA K9 Trials Wrap Up

Over 60 teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois came out to the three day event. 

ASHLAND, Wisc. — The USPCA’s Upper Midwest region along with the Ashland police department helped put on the event which helps patrol K9’s get recertified. “We come down to trials and try to promote our dogs as much as possible and get them in the best ability that they can,” Ashland Police Officer, Nick Ovaska says. Over 60 teams from…

Man Missing After Single-Vehicle Accident in Ashland, Authorities Say

Initial reports indicate that alcohol could have been a factor in the accident and that Rosin may have been disoriented upon exiting, officials said. 

ASHLAND, Wis.- Authorities are on the lookout for a 32-year-old man who allegedly left his vehicle after a rollover crash just south of Ashland. According to the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, early Friday morning the Ashland County Communications Center received a report of single vehicle roll-over accident in the town of Gingles, just south of the City of Ashland. Sheriff’s…

Renovations Coming To Historic Wilmarth Mansion

The total would cost of the proposed renovations and townhomes would be roughly $7.5 million. 

ASHLAND, Wisc. – The building is currently owned by impact-7, a non-profit in Ashland with the goal to provide affordable housing in Ashland. “The Wilmarth mansion has gone through a number of uses over the years. There are people in town that grew up in it just like their home,” City of Ashland Planning and Development Director, Megan McBride says….

Support for Ashland Small Businesses Remains Strong Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Local Business Owners Speak Out During a Difficult Year Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASHLAND, Wis. – The importance of shopping local is even more polarizing this year amid the ongoing pandemic. Many longtime business owners are thankful for continues support, while some new owners are grateful for a successful start during a global health crisis. “I try to bring things from all around the state,” said Jerry Henderson, owner of Taste of Wisconsin….

Chequamegon Humane Association Seeing Influx of Animals

After starting in 2013 with animal intakes around 200, the executive director has seen a large increase of animals coming through the facility this year.

ASHLAND, Wisc. – Ever since the Chequamegon Humane Association moved into their new location in 2017 they haven’t looked back. “It seems like every year. we’re able to help out more and more animals. It’s been progressively growing,” Chequamegon Humane Association Executive Director, Kari Olinger says. This year was one of their biggest yet. After starting in 2013 with animal…

Ashland Residents, Businesses Deck the Halls for Decorating Contest

57 homes and businesses in the city limits of Ashland joined up to see which is the most festive in the area.

ASHLAND, Wis.- The city of Ashland won’t behaving their long-standing Garland City of the North Parade this year because of the pandemic. Instead, it was replaced by a Christmas decorating contest. 57 homes and businesses in the city limits of Ashland joined up to see which is the most festive in the area, with the winners receiving a prize package….

Wisconsin Fire Marshall Investigating Fatal Fire in Ashland

Authorities arrived on the scene just before ten o'clock on Saturday night. There, crews began battling heavy smoke from the fire.

ASHLAND, Wisc. – One person is dead after a fire broke out in Ashland over the weekend. The home, located on 405 Stunz Avenue in Ashland is considered a total loss. Authorities arrived on scene just before ten o’clock on Saturday night. There, crews began battling heavy smoke from the fire. Once inside the structure, they located the body of…

Ready, Set, Book Across the Bay! Registration Remains Open

Ski, Snowshoe, Hike or Run From Ashland to Washburn Across The Frozen Chequamegon Bay

CHEQUAMEGON BAY, Wis. – The 24th annual Book Across the Bay takes place Saturday, February 15th, 2020. Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest’s most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and…

A Celebration of Ashland’s Downtown Success

Ashland was recognized as one of the top six downtown areas in the entire state of Wisconsin

ASHLAND, Wis.- Ashland is being recognized as one of the best downtown communities in the entire state of Wisconsin. City leaders are praising the several new downtown developments that helped earn this recognition. Downtown’s are often an important part of a city, and Ashland is being highlighted as one of just six communities in the entire state for accomplishments related…

Unseasonable Warmth Brings Duluth Outside

High Temps Mean Comfortable Outdoor Fun

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite how the song goes, it’s beginning to look anything but like a White Christmas. Unseasonably warm weather is gripping the Northland, with temperatures reaching nearly 50  degrees today. Quite a few spots around Duluth were bustling with folks living it up in the hot winter sun. If you took a look at the thermometer in your car,…

Meet the Woman Behind Ashland’s Colorful Downtown

Sue Martinsen started out as a volunteer painter helping with the first mural in 1988.

ASHLAND, Wis.- Over the course of 20 years Ashland, has transformed into an outdoor art gallery and the year 2018 has been named the year of women, let us paint the picture of the woman, keeping history colorful for many years to come. “If I’m painting people I want to capture their personalities, if I’m painting buildings I want to…

White Winter Winery Makers’ Faire Happening Saturday

Makers' Faire is Happening Saturday, June 30 from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

IRON RIVER, Wisc. – Happening Saturday, June 30, folks are invited to the community of Iron River, Wisconsin to experience the second annual Makers’ Faire put on by White Winter Winery. The Faire will run from noon until 5:00 p.m. and showcase many talented artists, farmers, growers, producers, crafts and more. The artisans are from various communities around the region,…

More Medical Services Available in Ashland

St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th.

ASHLAND Wis.- The Ashland community now has better access to medical specialists. St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th. Medical professionals say the larger space has been a long time coming. The Chequamegon Clinic has been serving the Ashland community for over 40 years, now the new location offers new opportunities. The 7 million dollar, 22 thousand…

Sunday April 15, 2018: Evening Forecast

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2 Charged in Ashland Homicide

Both face 2 counts of felony charges.

ASHLAND, Wis. – Both suspects, 42-year-old Matthew Phillips and 38-year-old Jennifer Mustache, have been charged in the killing of Marcus Holton. Holton, 52, was found dead in his home in Ashland Feb. 25. Phillips and Mustache were arrested in Superior on Feb. 27. Mustache was found with a small amount of methamphetamine at the time of her arrest. Phillips and…

Ashland Snowmobile Trails Look Strong

ASHLAND, Wis. – With winter officially ending in less than a month, you still have a little bit of time to hit the snowmobile trails. One great place to do it is in Ashland as their trails are all covered with fresh powder due to some recent storms. Officials from that region tell us that it’s been some of the…

Bad River Community Walks in Healing

Nearly five hundred people walked in peace to honor Jason Pero.

BAD RIVER, Wis.- Northlanders gathered in unity with aims to heal, walking down US-2 in honor of the 14–year–old boy that died after an officer involved shooting nearly a month ago. “We all need healing, we all need a little work,” Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Edith Leoso said. The walk in remembrance of Jason Pero was put together through positivity…

Property Owners Patching-Up after Winter Storm

One local city is slowly recovering from Lake Superior's furious waves

ASHLAND, Wis.- Weather in the Northland has been relatively calm recently, but some Northlanders are still trying to catch–up after the impacts of the season’s first big storm. The furious storm that tore through the Northland on October 27th left significant damage in Ashland. Lake Superior waves reached 15 feet high, with winds 35 to 40 mph. “It was not pretty,…

Man Shot By Police Officer in Ashland

Suspect's Name and Condition Not Released

ASHLAND, Wis. – A man has been taken to the hospital Monday evening after being shot by a police officer in Ashland. According to Mayor Debra Lewis, two Ashland police officers responded to the 400 block of West Main Street at approximately 7:28 p.m. Shots were fired at about 7:36 p.m. The suspect was shot by an officer, according to…

A Strong Spring Storm Delivers Snow and High Winds to the Northland

Winter Storm Warnings & Gale Warnings Greeted the Northland to Kick Off May.

FLOODWOOD, Minn. – The Northland braced for bad weather today under multiple warnings and advisories. Rain pushed into the region Sunday night and turned into snow during the early morning hours on Monday. Wet snowflakes fell sideways across the sky spanning from Brainerd to Virginia, with 1-3″ of snow accumulating by the afternoon. “It was a total white out, it…