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Fire consumes Semi Tractor on Colfax’s Main Street

Kind and Van Orden win August 11 primary for 3rd U.S. Congressional District

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Incumbent United States Congressman Ron Kind has won the Democratic primary and Derrick Van Orden has won the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District in the August 11 primary election. Kind (La Crosse) faced Democratic challenger Mark Neumann (LaCrosse). Kind received 52,995 votes (81 percent), while Neumann…

Stafsholt wins August 11 Republican primary for 10th Senate District

By LeAnn R. Ralph GLENWOOD CITY  —  Rob Stafsholt, the incumbent representative for the state’s 29th Assembly District, has won the August 11 Republican primary for the 10th Senate District. Stafsholt (New Richmond) faced challenger Cheri Link (Somerset) on the primary ballot.

Dunn County Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Protect yourself against mosquito bites Menomonie – The Dunn County Health Department reports that two horses in Dunn County have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), which is caused by the EEE virus. This is the first documented EEE activity in the state this year. No EEE cases in humans have been reported in…

Colfax school board approves 5 days per week in-person instruction, masks required

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Board of Education has approved starting school this fall with five days per week in-person instruction at school with masks required for students and school staff to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The plan approved by the school board also includes online options for those parents…

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