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Accident serves as a reminder to motorists to take care during fall harvest

October 20, 2020

On October 19, 2020,  about 2:27 PM the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a car that had struck an grain auger being towed by a tractor on STH 29 near 270th St in the Town of Lucas.  The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.  There was minor injury and road…

Colfax school district receives $10,000 Meemic/AAA grant

October 13, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax school district has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Meemic/AAA for a make-over of the middle school and high school teachers’ lounge. Tracy Doucette and Amy DeRuyter, both representatives of Meemic/AAA, awarded the grant at a staff meeting on October 7. A small group of teachers formed…

Dunn County offers social media COVID-19 update

October 13, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department is sharing more local COVID-19 data related to positive cases such as, their age, gender, and recovery status. This data can be found on the Dunn County Portal and the health department’s social media accounts. The portal data is updated pulling from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) data at…

Gov. Evers directs department of health services to limit indoor public gatherings

October 6, 2020

MADISON — On October 6, Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here. This directive is effective at 8 a.m. on Oct.…

Colfax urging residents to use common sense for trick-or-treating to avoid spreading COVID-19

October 6, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Village Board is urging residents to use common sense while trick-or-treating on Halloween to help with slowing the spread of COVID-19. The Dunn County Health Department is asking that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for Halloween be promoted, said Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, at…

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