Washburn County

Washburn County, Wisconsin

PO Box 639
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone: (715) 468-4600
Fax: (715) 468-4725
www.co.washburn.wi.us

In northwestern WI; organized Mar 27, 1883 from Burnett County. Name Origin: For Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818-82), U.S. representative (1855-61; 1867-71) and governor of WI (1872-74)

Area (sq mi):: 853.06 (land 809.68; water 43.37) Population per square mile: 20.50
Population 2005: 16,601 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 16.40% Population 2000: 16,036 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,341; median household $33,716; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,324-$22,794
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Washburn County Register, third place, All-Around Newspaper Photography: A lot of Grip and Grins and Execution at Dawn photos in this newspaper.
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Essentia Health has disclosed that a new medical clinic will open near a new hospital in the Washburn County town of Spooner in the upcoming year.
officials applaud the Washburn County Board for its vote last night granting ATC permission to build part of the Arrowhead-Weston power line on county-owned property.
Williamson said the decision to grant ATC access is a winning situation for all people of Washburn County.
Surveys in January 2005 showed that 58 percent of the people of Douglas County support the project and 52 percent of the people of Washburn County support the project.
Marathon County and the town of Mosinee have granted easements, the Department of Natural Resources has issued the necessary permits and granted the first of several easements, the Dane County Circuit Court reaffirmed the PSC's decision to approve the project, the National Park Service selected the overhead crossing of the Namekagon River and the Washburn County Board has agreed to negotiate.
Marathon County and the town of Mosinee have granted easements, the Department of Natural Resources has issued the necessary permits and granted the first of several easements, the Dane County Circuit Court re-affirmed the PSC's decision to approve the project, the National Park Service selected the overhead crossing of the Namekagon River and the Washburn County Board has agreed to negotiate.
indicate that 52 percent of all Washburn County residents support the construction of the Arrowhead-Weston transmission line approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
We are obviously pleased to discover that nearly two-thirds of the people surveyed in Washburn County support our request for an easement," said Mark Williamson, vice president of major projects at ATC.
officials applaud yesterday's decision by the Washburn County Board of Supervisors to agree to negotiate an easement for the use of county-owned land for the Arrowhead-Weston transmission line project.
The Washburn County Power Line Exploration Ad Hoc Committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend that Washburn County allow American Transmission Company to proceed with survey work on county land.