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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Polls are open in Wisconsin’s high stakes midterm election where voters will decide whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker will keep his job or turn it over to Democrat Tony Evers.

Walker is facing his toughest political challenge yet in Evers, who wants to return state government’s top spot to Democrats for the first time since 2010.

Also on the top of the ticket is the U.S. Senate race in which Democrat Tammy Baldwin seeking a second term against Republican Leah Vukmir, a state senator. All of the U.S. House seats are on the ballot, too.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It’s too soon to tell what impact overcast skies, light rain, drizzle and snow showers will have on turnout this Election Day in Wisconsin.

Polls are open to 8 p.m. statewide. In addition to rain gear, voters will need to bring identification to the polls Tuesday.

That could be a Wisconsin driver’s license, a state-issued photo ID card, a U.S. military ID card, a tribal ID card, a U.S. passport or a student photo ID issued by a Wisconsin university with an expiration date no later than two years after the date of issue.


On Saturday November 3rd, at about 6:35 PM, a vehicle being driven by Justin Bose, 28 of Rice Lake, was traveling East bound on US Highway 8 West of the Village of Bruce in the Town of Stubbs when the vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with another vehicle being driven by Mike Stopczynski, 46 of Phelps traveling West bound. The East bound vehicle then rolled ejecting the driver, Bose. Both drivers were transported by the Rusk County Ambulance Service to Marshfield Medical Center in Ladysmith. Bose died as a result of the crash. Stopczynski was treated for minor injuries and arrested for Felony OWI 4th or Greater and Felony Bail Jumping. Toxicology results are pending for Bose. Further investigations continue.

Monday morning at 8:10, a male subject advised the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office that he slid into the ditch and hit a powerline pole on County Highway H, Bruce. He advised that he was not injured but the power line was hanging low. Rusk County deputies, the Exland Fire Department and North Central Power Company out of Radisson were called to the scene. After an investigation, the driver was East bound on County Highway H and lost control at the Clear Creek Bridge due to slush on the road. The vehicle entered the left ditch and struck a support wire for a power pole causing the pole to break and a powerline to lay across the road. The vehicle sustained reportable damage but appeared to be driveable. No injuries were reported and the driver was issued a citation for failure to keep the vehicle under control.

Also Monday morning, a subject with Probation and Parole contacted the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. The subject requested an officer to transport a subject to jail. A City Officer responded and a male subject was taken into custody and transported to the Rusk County jail.


  • Rusk County News April 5, 2019
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  • Marilyn A. “Mandy” Lechleitner April 4, 2019
    Marilyn A. “Mandy” Lechleitner, 89 of Sheldon, died on Monday, April 1st, at her home.  She is survived by 1 son, Galan of Sheldon, 1 daughter, Debra of Greenbrae, CA., 10 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Carol Kuhrt of Rice Lake, 1 brother, Tom Gundersen of Rockford, IL. Funeral services for Mandy Lechleitner will […]