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Frank J. Zufall


Location icon United States of America

In the last 15 years, I've written over 4,000 articles and shot and edited over 1,500 online videos. I've won several Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) awards and national recognition from the US Forestry Service (Smokey Award for wildfire prevention). Journalism is a high calling and I'm proud to be a reporter.


Investigative Reporting

APG of Wisconsin
Taking a bite out of Lyme disease

"There was an old woman who swallowed a cat She swallowed the cat to catch the bird She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and squiggled and tickled inside her She swallowed the spider to catch the fly I don't know why she swallowed the fly."

Political Profiles

Spooner Advocate
Blood on the Trail

The story of the 1894 killing and trail of Ojibwa Chief Joe White in Washburn County, Wisconsin. The story is a mirror of the times and issues that persist today.

APG of Wisconsin
Rep. Sean Duffy calls Trump's language 'offensive' but continues endorsement

A firestorm of controversy engulfed the nation after the Oct. 7 release of the 2005 "Access Hollywood" video of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasting about pursuing sex with women and using his celebrity as license to touch women sexually without their consent.


APG of Wisconsin
Father said family was not told son had been shot

Gary Gedart, the father of Ryan Gedart, 21 - who was found dead at the Tagalder Road bridge over the Namekagon River in the Town of Lenroot Sunday morning, June 18 - said Sawyer County Sheriff Mark Kelsey and Sawyer County Coroner David Dokkestul failed to tell him his son had been shot twice in the chest when the two came to Gedart's home to inform him of his son's death Sunday morning, June 18.

"Jury acquits Carsello of killing Elliott"

Jess Carsello, 49, of Weston, formerly of Sarona, was found "not guilty" on Thursday morning March 8, of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Michael Elliott, 31, of Sarona, on July 24, 2010.

"Weapon use questioned"

An Ellsworth man, Colby Brown, 42, said after taking a break in the shade from a 3 1/2 mile-walk in Washburn County the morning of Sunday, September 2, he found himself looking in the barrel of an off-duty policeman's weapon, and he is questioning the response of the off-duty officer and a sheriff deputy.



"Fellow veterans: Talking to those who can relate"

In this story a veteran of a foreign war who has spilled blood on the battlefield returns home to bouts of deadly fantasies that terrorize his wife, who pleads with her husband's brothers-in-arms for help.

Art Feature

Personal Interest Feature


Business Articles


"Intentions do not replace clear, legal rights"

"Nevertheless, it is not our (WCEDC) intentions, nor has it been, to close our monthly or annual meeting to our member or public," Chuck Jenkins, president, Washburn County Economic Development Corporation.


Assortment of articles

"Why I love birdwatching"

How a pair of better binoculars, Aldo Leopold, and the death of my parents combined to make me a birdwatcher By Frank Zufall | Published: 10/1/2013 At 55, I love birdwatching. My binoculars, identification book, and sometimes a notepad for sketching go with me into the field, and my head turns toward every faint swoosh of wings or series of chirps.

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