Pierce County Fair Open Class Entries Wanted

By Editor | May 4, 2021

The Pierce County Fair is planning and preparing for the “four best days of summer”.  The 2021 Pierce County Fair is August 12th – 15th.  “100 Years of the Round Barn and Pierce County 4-H” is this year’s theme.  We are closely monitoring the health situation daily and based on current improving conditions, we are…

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Fire danger remains very high and high across the state

By Editor | May 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on May 2, 2021 that fire danger remains high and moderate across the state. Warm temperatures, low humidity, breezy southwest winds and dry vegetation make it easy for a fire to start and spread quickly. This a critical period for fire potential and DNR fire control officials…

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Eau Claire woman sentenced to 90 months for distributing methamphetamine in Menomonie

By Editor | May 4, 2021

MADISON – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Diana Xiong, 39, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was sentenced April 29, 2021 by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 90 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine.  This prison term will be followed by 4 years…

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St. Croix County Strategic Plan Questionnaire available

By Editor | April 27, 2021

St. Croix County is creating a new strategic plan. We are partnering with the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIIPS) to facilitate the strategic planning process. As part of this process, WIPPS has created a short Strategic Plan Questionnaire that is available on the homepage of the St. Croix County website. County leaders…

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Dunn County Board adopts 5-year capital improvement plan

By Editor | April 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Board has adopted a five-year capital improvement plan for the 2022 budget that uses up to $3 million in borrowing. The capital improvement plan will be adopted on an annual basis and will focus on capital projects for the next fiscal year, said Paul Miller, county…

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Dunn County Board appoints A. Sifia Jevne as county treasurer

By Editor | April 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Board has appointed A. Sifia Jevne of Menomonie as the county treasurer for the remainder of the unexpired term of office created by the resignation of Doris Meyer. The Committee on Administration interviewed three candidates for the county treasurer position, said Paul Miller, county manager, at…

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Dunn County Board on condemning violence against Asian Americans: “It’s time for us to speak up.”

By Editor | April 27, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  It started with a letter from a Hmong resident in Dunn County who wrote about being the target of mistreatment and harassment. In response to the fact that violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased by 150 percent in the United States over the past year, the…

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New free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Hudson

By Editor | April 13, 2021

St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Army National Guard to provide a free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Hudson, WI. Testing will be administered by the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the St. Croix County Highway Shop in Hudson from April 15 through May 27. The site will be open on Thursdays from…

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St. Croix County local units of government in WI to receive $2.31 billion from American Rescue Plan

By Editor | April 13, 2021

A major component of the latest COVID relief bill called the American Rescue Plan includes grants to units of local government, subject to eligible expenditures outlined in the legislation. A summary for St. Croix’s towns, villages, and cities is below. In addition, St. Croix County is expected to receive $17.59 million. Totals for Wisconsin include…

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Hair Care Drive at Holy Cross

By Editor | April 13, 2021

Hi, my name is Esdyn Swenby and I am an 8th grade confirmation student at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. For my project I chose to do a “Hair Care” drive for Grace Place in New Richmond. Grace Place is a homeless shelter for the less fortunate and they are in need of hair care products.…

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