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 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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Rusk County Tax Deed 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

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Job Openings

Here are the current Rusk County job openings (as of 8/28/2014):


 Go here for more information:

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County Computer Equipment Sale for Public

The Rusk County IT Department is selling some of the county's USED equipment. The equipment includes:

HP Elite 7000 MT desktop computers with Windows 7 ($150 each)
Lenovo 8811 desktop computers with no OS ($40 each)
HP Compaq DC5100 MT desktop computer without a hard drive ($20)
Various 15” LCD monitors ($10 each)

This will be on a first come, first serve basis. The on-going sale will be in the IT Department on 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 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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Upcoming Road and Bridge Construction Projects

Please note that the following construction projects are scheduled to start in August.

Project 1580-12-72
Start Date: 8/4/2014

Limits: The project will be on STH 27 from Miner Ave to Flambeau Ave and USH 8 from W 10th Street to W 8th Street.

Summary: The curb and gutter at the 8/27 intersection will be moved back and replaced, other spot curb and gutter replacements, and milling and repaving to the limits.

Traffic Impacts: The road will be passable at all times with the paving work to be done under flagging. The intersection at USH 8 and STH 27 will be paved at night.

Project 8787-00-70
Start Date: 8/18/2014

Limits: Thornapple River Bridge on CTH A (Structure B-54-0114)

Summary: Structure B-54-0114 will be replaced with two-span flat slab concrete bridge.

Traffic Impacts: The road will be closed at the project limits. Signs will be posted at the intersection of STH 40 and STH 27 to notify the public of the closure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Highway Dept office at 715-532-2633.

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NWRPC – Housing Funds Available

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

Information Sheet for Regional Housing.pdf

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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

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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.

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Pay your Property Taxes Online

 Just follow this link: Pay Property Taxes

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Rusk County Government Center

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