Welcome to Rusk County

Take a hike in the Blue Hills: you'll enjoy the Perch Lake Nature Trail, the Ice-Age Trail or the hardwood trails. A forested, glaciated area, waterfalls are hidden in the woods, and deer inhabit the area. Take a boat ride on any of our clean, clear lakes. Get the fishing tackle out: bass, panfish, walleye, musky, northern, or bullheads are waiting to bite. Good trout fishing is to be had in well-stocked streams. Picnic at Memorial Park or O.J. Falge Park in Ladysmith, or enjoy the county and city parks at Bruce, Hawkins, Sheldon, Perch Lake, Audie Lake or Josie Creek. Swimming, boat ramps, barbecue grills, tennis, volleyball, horseshoe, golf and baseball games are available. Whitewater canoeing is a great sport on the Flambeau River, while the Chippewa provides a quieter ride with beautiful scenery - again, the Rusk County fishing is great! Hundreds of miles of snowmobile and cross country ski trails criss-cross the county, and an excellent ski hill offers the highest vertical run in the north.


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Job Openings

Current job openings at Rusk County:

IT Specialist Job Description

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NEW 2015-16 Rusk County Directories

The new 2015-2016 Rusk County Directories are now available for purchase in the County Clerk’s Office for $2.

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County Computer Equipment Sale for Public

The Rusk County IT Department has added several USED Business class printers and multifunction copiers as well as cell phones to the IT Department sale. Here is a current list (as of 03-30-2015) of USED items available for sale:

We have the following printers:
HP Laserjet 4250 B&W Printer ($25 each)
HP Laserjet P4015n B&W Printer ($50 each)
HP Laserjet P4515 B&W Printer ($50 each)
Lexmark Optra E310 printer (for XP ONLY, untested with extra toner) ($20)

HP DC5100 MT desktop computer ($20)
Lenovo 8811 desktop computer with no OS ($40 each)
Samsung SCH-U365 Gusto cell phones ($10 each)
Blackberry 9650 Smart Cell Phone ($10)
Blackberry 8530 Smart Cell Phones ($10 each)
NovaTel 4510 and NovaTel 2200 MiFi’s ($10 each)

This will be on a first come, first serve basis. The on-going sale will be in the IT Department on the 3rd floor of the Government Center building (next to the small courtroom and Clerk of Courts). Sale hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Please bring a helper if you need assistance with moving the item(s).

Please bring exact cash or check to pay. If you have any questions, please ask PRIOR to the purchase. You can call 715-532-2286 or email

THESE ITEMS ARE BEING SOLD “AS IS” – no returns, technical assistance or guarantees on any product or component of a product, etc.

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Rusk County Tax Deed and Direct Land Sale 2014

Visit the County Clerk’s Tax Deed Land Sale page for complete information on available properties and bidding instructions.

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2015 Energy Assistance Information

Click the links below to download your checklist and application now.

2015 Energy Assistance Application and 2015 Energy Assistance Checklist


NWRPC – Housing Funds Available

Clicks the links below for information about Housing Assistance Funds in Rusk County:

Information Sheet for Regional Housing.pdf


Affordable Health Care Information

The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

With a “no wrong door” approach, an individual or family can determine what type of insurance they can receive: •BadgerCare+ •Private plans with tax credits •Catastrophic plans

The Marketplace is a place people can go to compare insurance plans and determine what additional services beyond the essential health benefits they may want or need.

To learn more, please visit:

How Do I Get Health Insurance.pdf


2013 Rusk County Plat Books

The new 2013 Rusk County Land Atlas and Plat Book is now available for purchase through the Rusk County Treasurer.

You may read the full press release here: 2013 Rusk County Plat Book Release.PDF 

Copies of the 2013 Rusk County Plat Book are available for purchase at 311 Miner Avenue, Suite C140, Ladysmith, WI. Please call 715-532-2105 or visit for pricing and more information.


Rusk County Government Center

As of December 12, 2011, the main county building will be known as the Rusk County Government Center.