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Voeltz Farm receives Alpha Award from Burnett Dairy Co-op

January 26, 2021

GRANTSBURG, WISCONSIN, JANUARY 5, 2021 — Burnett Dairy Cooperative is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Alpha Award: • 1st place: H&W Soldner Farms, Turtle Lake, WI • 2nd place: Brad & Sheanah Voeltz, Emerald, WI • 3rd place: Raymond Dairy, Inc., New Richmond, WI • 4th place: Kyle & Sara Mathison, Cumberland,…

14 out of 20 wells tested in Town of Colfax contaminated with nitrate

January 26, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Out of 20 wells tested in the Town of Colfax, 14 were contaminated with nitrate, at least to some degree, and out of the 14 wells, three tested above the drinking water standard of 10 milligrams per liter. Six of the 20 wells (30 percent) tested at 1 mg/L…

Mound View Elementary closed for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

January 22, 2021

by LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — Mound View Elementary will operate as a virtual school from Monday, January 25, until Tuesday, February 9, because of the number of positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts. School district officials have been monitoring the situation for a week and have been in constant communication with the Dunn…

Wisconsin announces 65 and older adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25

January 19, 2021

On January 19, 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that adults over the age of 65 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 25. Currently, frontline health care workers, residents in long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and police and fire personnel are eligible. There are approximately…

Sheriffs call for Calm across the State of Wisconsin

January 15, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, many Wisconsin residents were disappointed, shocked, and angered by either the national election results or the rioting in Washington D.C. at the Capitol. As Sheriffs of the State of Wisconsin, our duties include maintaining peace and public order. We acknowledge many people in our communities feel frustrated and not…

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