Owner of video gaming machine company sentenced for evading over $3 million in taxes

By Editor | February 23, 2021

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced Friday, February 19, 2021, that Mary Lavine, 65, Madison, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and to filing a false 2018 corporate income tax return for her business Bullseye, Inc. After accepting Lavine’s guilty…

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DPI seeking additional Wisconsinites to test internet speed

By Editor | February 23, 2021

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking additional Wisconsin residents to take part in its initiative to collect information on internet connection speeds to improve access around the state. In partnership with Measurement Lab, the DPI invites residents to test their home internet speeds using M-Lab’s speed test. Data produced by the…

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SCVMGA now accepting 2021 Grant Applications

By Editor | February 23, 2021

The mission of St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is to provide community service through education, environmental stewardship, and provide information on horticulture to the residents of Pierce and St. Croix counties. The Grant Committee is currently accepting applications for 2021 SCVMGA Community Service Grants. The SCVMGA will consider applications for the following: beautification of public spaces, horticultural education of…

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Accident in the Town of Forest

By Editor | February 23, 2021
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No interest loans available to help with home repairs

By Editor | February 23, 2021

Many homeowners do not realize that Community Development Block Grant funds are available to help make repairs to their homes.  The CDBG Home Repair Program, administered by Chippewa County Housing Authority, offers loans at no interest to income eligible homeowners for necessary repairs. Income limits vary by County. Loans are available for properties located in…

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Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

By Editor | February 23, 2021

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives in about 30 states and caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to…

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Joint statement from chancellors at UW-Stout, UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire about plans for fall

By Editor | February 23, 2021

Nothing is more important to our three universities in western Wisconsin than ensuring our students have the opportunity to succeed and thrive. We know that we all do that best through a more traditional college experience, where students, faculty and staff interact and engage in person. That is why we are joining with UW System…

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Youth artists encouraged to enter 2022 Park Sticker Design Contest

By Editor | February 23, 2021

Did you know that Wisconsin state park and forest vehicle admission stickers are designed by talented high school students each year? The DNR’s design contest is open to all high school age students attending public, private or parochial schools in Wisconsin. The design must be the artist’s original creation and shall not be copied or…

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Underly and Kerr on the April 6 ballot for state school superintendent

By Editor | February 23, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Jill Underly and Deborah Kerr will be the two candidates on the ballot in the April 6 spring election for state school superintendent. Underly and Kerr received the most votes in the February 16 primary out of a field of seven candidates. Underly serves as the superintendent of the…

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Former Boyceville man sentenced to prison on meth and election fraud charges

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A former Boyceville man charged with delivering methamphetamine and with election fraud has been sentenced to one year in prison and three years of extended supervision. Anthony P. Lippert, age 40, appeared with his attorney, Francis Rivard, February 4 before Judge Rod Smeltzer in Dunn County Circuit Court for…

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