St. Croix County Issues State of Emergency After Damage from Severe Weather

By Editor | July 30, 2021

Hudson, WI: St. Croix County has issued a State of Emergency following the recent severe storms. During the overnight hours of July 28, parts of St. Croix County experienced severe thunderstorms, straight-line winds, and a confirmed EF1 tornado. St. Croix County Emergency Management has been in contact with local municipalities and the St. Croix County…

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MUSTANG TRAP TEAM — From left, Head Coach Mike Kettner, Megan Hintzman, Jackson James, Klara Knospe, Devon VanDeWiele, Alex Kruschke, Coach Brian Knospe. —photo by Jeremy James

Menomonie Mustangs Trap Team Medals at SCTP Nationals

By Editor | July 27, 2021

Marengo, Ohio — July 20th The Menomonie Mustangs were represented by 5 Team Members at the SCTP National Shooting Championship at The Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo Ohio. The Team competed in 4 consecutive days of shooting events. Handicap Trap which is shot from a further distance and Standard American Trap which is shot from…

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GLENWOOD CITY FFA member Alyssa Fouks showed the Reserve Grand Champion hog at the 2021 St. Croix County Fair. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

2021 St. Croix County Fair results released

By Editor | July 27, 2021

Listed below are the results the 2021 St. Croix County Fair Champions: DAIRY Holstein DAIRY HOLSTEIN: Registered Jr. Champion: Olivia Dittman, Riverside; Grade Jr. Champion: Eli Schommer, Lone Pine; Registered Sr. Champion: Sophia Kamm, Baldwin Wide Awake; Grade Sr. Champion: Rebekah Luckwaldt, Lone Pine; RES. GRAND CHAMPION: Derek Morrill, North Country; GRAND CHAMPION: Sophia Kamm,…

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Inmate dies at St. Croix County Jail

By Editor | July 27, 2021

HUDSON —  A New Richmond woman has died while being incarcerated in the St. Croix County Jail. Deputies found 46-year-old Danyiel C. Mager laying unresponsive on her bunk and not breathing around 11:42 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021. Lakeview Ambulance was then dispatched to the St. Croix County Jail. Deputies and medics performed lifesaving measures…

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800 FEET — The Town of New Haven has spent nearly $60,000 fixing 800 feet of 1330th Avenue so the road would not flood every spring, and now the state Department of Natural Resources wants the town to put the road back the way it was. — Photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

Town of New Haven could face enforcement action from DNR

By Editor | July 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF NEW HAVEN —  The New Haven Town Board was only trying to fix a road so town residents could safely reach their property without driving through flood water every spring. The state Department of Natural Resources does not see it that way. According to the DNR, New Haven has…

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BOMBER RUNS — The airplane ride at the Dunn County Fair appeared to be a popular choice for the kiddos. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

Dunn County Fair 2021

By Editor | July 27, 2021

The 2021 Dunn County Fair was a huge success!   More photos of the 2021 Dunn County Fair will be available soon on our photography site.      

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Dunn County Community Resources and Tourism considering a county tourism website

By Editor | July 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Imagine having a website where you could go to find out about all of the events in Dunn County from Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound to Eau Galle, Menomonie, Knapp, Downing, Downsville, Wheeler and Ridgeland. The Dunn County Community Resources and Tourism Committee is considering a tourism website that…

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Chip sealing planned on segments of US 12 and WIS 40 in Dunn County

By Editor | July 27, 2021

Maintenance crews from the Dunn County Highway Department plan to chip seal a section of US 12 from Princeton Drive on the western edge of Elk Mound to WIS 29 and a section of WIS 40 from WIS 29 to 870th Street beginning Tuesday, July 27. During chip sealing operations, US 12 and WIS 40…

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WestCAP starts 2021-22 Operation Back to School Drive

By Editor | July 27, 2021

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP) is pleased to announce that we will once again be providing kids with school supplies through our Operation Back to School program for the Menomonie, Elk Mound, Colfax, Boyceville, and Glenwood City School Districts. In 2019 we were able to give over 250 students entering pre-Kindergarten through…

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THE BRIDGE STOP convenience store and gas station received extensive damage Tuesday afternoon, July 13 when the driver of this truck, Charles E. Martin of Colfax, crashed into the building. Martin was southbound on State Highway 25 when he struck another truck pulling a trailer before crashing head on into the gas station. A worker in the store was injured. The Boyceville Fire Department and Colfax Ambulance responded to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. —photo submitted

Colfax man who crashed into Wheeler gas station charged with 4th OWI

By Editor | July 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 60-year-old Colfax man who drove his pick-up through the wall at the Bridge Stop in Wheeler has been charged with a fourth offense of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). Charles E. Martin appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer for an initial appearance July 14. Judge…

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