Bayfield County

Bayfield County, Wisconsin

PO Box 878
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: (715) 373-6100
Fax: (715) 373-6153

On northwestern border of WI, east of Duluth, MN; organized as LaPointe County Feb 19, 1845 (prior to statehood) from Ashland County; name changed Apr 12, 1866. Name Origin: For Henry W. Bayfield, an admiral in the British navy

Area (sq mi):: 2041.53 (land 1476.25; water 565.28) Population per square mile: 10.30
Population 2005: 15,145 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 15,013 (White 88.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 11.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,407; median household $33,390; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,441-$22,660
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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An Ashland attorney faces a public reprimand over alleged misconduct while he was a prosecutor in Bayfield County.
The Office of Lawyer Regulation on March 25 filed a complaint charging Craig Haukaas of Haukaas Law Office in Ashland with three counts of misconduct that allegedly occurred in 2010 and 2011, during his final term as Bayfield County district attorney in Washburn.
"Everything after that is really good for me." Moments later, the Bayfield County, Wisconsin, farmer steers her Hereford among a packed crowd of local business owners and community members.
The Bayfield County Livestock Auction, which takes place annually during the county fair, is one of the best in the region, In part, because many of the local businesses bidding on steers were once 4-Hers themselves.
A clipping from The Bayfield County Press dated October 22, 1953, written by Eleanor Knight more than 90 years after the hermit's death, claims that "Wilson" was born in Canada of Scottish parents in 1792.
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Lake Superior, that clear, cold, 1,300-foot-deep inland sea that stretches for I nearly 400 miles along the U.S.-Canadian border, is the dominant force in Bayfield County Wisconsin.
Edward and JoAnn Ronkowski own 120 acres of undeveloped land in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.
Tom Galazen and June Bavlnka might not be typical Bayfield County homesteaders, but their North Wind Organic Farm, a few miles from Bayfield and Lake Superior, demonstrates the possibilities.