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“Beds 4 Kids” aims to help families taking in children for foster care or kinship care

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  “Beds 4 Kids” is wondering if you could help. “About two years ago, we got placement of three (of our) grandchildren, and when we got them, we didn’t have sleeping arrangements for them. They were sleeping on an air mattress,” said Robyn Lee of New Auburn. “We had friends…

Elk Mound girls win state powerlifting competition, boys finish as runners-up

Colfax competitors do well too! By Amber Hayden APPLETON — The Colfax and Elk Mound powerlifting teams departed for the state tournament on Friday, March 1, to take part in the two-day competition held Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3 in Appleton. Elk Mound had 37 lifters qualify for the state competition, which was the largest in the state of…

Otter Creek residents concerned sex offender house “uninhabitable” and too close to children

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF OTTER CREEK   —  Town of Otter Creek residents who attended a public meeting about Chapter 980 sex offenders being placed in the township said they are concerned the house is “uninhabitable” and too close to neighboring children. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department held a public meeting at the…

Vikings win thrilling double OT game earning D4 Regional Championship

By Amber Hayden It’s was a tough but satisfying  week of basketball playoffs for the Colfax boys. Taking on Lakeland West teams Unity and Webster this past Friday and Saturday evening, March 1 and 2, the Vikings boys earned a pair of victories, including a thrilling double overtime win against the Webster Tigers in the…

Seehaver remanded to Mendota Mental Health Institute for medication and treatment

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A Dunn County judge has placed court proceedings on hold and has remanded former Colfax resident Richard Seehaver to the Mendota Mental Institute for medication and treatment to restore his competency. Judge Rod Smeltzer ordered Seehaver, 52, to be sent to Mendota during a court hearing February 28 after…

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