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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…

Surfer And Inventor Honored In Northland

Tom Blake will be honored Friday night in Ashland during a paddle boarding event

  ASHLAND, Wis.- A native son of Washburn and one of the world’s most well know long board surfers will be honored tomorrow night as paddle boarders will travel from memorial park in Washburn to Houghton Falls. Tom Blake…is one of the most famous inventors for watersports, creating the hollow surfboard back in 1926, while also building the prototype of…

Severe Storms Produce A Tornado & Knock Down Trees

After A Hot & Humid Day, Severe Thunderstorms Tore Through The Northland

BRUCE, Wisc. — A confirmed tornado touched down in Bruce, WI Monday night at 7:15. No damage has been reported yet, the NWS will be out there surveying the area Tuesday. As Severe Thunderstorms rolled across the Northland, many trees were knocked down in the strong winds that gusted up to 52mph. Several large poplar trees were uprooted in Marcell,…

Wisconsin Town is Home to Carnegie Library and Presidential History

Northland Uncovered: Washburn Public Library

WASHBURN, Wis. – A library is often a place for community and that’s a constant across the country, including right here in the Northland. Some Wisconsinites even stop by their hometown library when they’re back in town just for a little reminder of home. A Carnegie Library isn’t a rare sight to see in the country, but one building stands…

Snow Emergency Declared in Washburn

Snow Emergency Declared in Ashland as Well

WASHBURN, Wis.-A snow emergency has been declared in Washburn, Wis. It begins at 8 p.m. tonight. According to the city’s Facebook page, “a snow emergency means that all vehicles must be removed from all city streets, alleys, and parking lots. This snow emergency will remain in effect until further notice.” UPDATE: A snow emergency has also been declared in Ashland, which began…