DMV program wins two national awards

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) received two national awards for its new online service that cuts down paperwork and provides real-time updates for courts and municipalities. DMV’s Traffic Violation and Registration Program (TVRP) received Best Government Interactive and Best Transportation Interactive application in the 2020 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. “WisDOT…

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CVTC Preparing for Fall Semester

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EAU CLAIRE — Chippewa Valley Technical College will open as scheduled for the fall semester, with some changes to instructional methods, according to an announcement released Friday, May 22. “While some things may look slightly different, we are not changing everything,” said President Bruce Barker.  “We have a schedule that we intend to follow with…

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Rebak uses gift of sewing to donate more than 3,000 masks

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Rebak masks donated

By Amber Hayden COLFAX — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic hospitals, nursing homes, and essential businesses have asked for donations of cloth masks to help with the personal protection equipment (PPE) shortage. Small business owner Angela Rebak saw the request and stepped up to help fill the need for the masks and kept…

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DC Board approves refinancing $14.2 million in general obligation bonds for The Neighbors of Dunn County

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — The Dunn County Board of Supervisors has approved refinancing $14.2 million in general obligation bonds out of the $22 million in bonds issued in 2012 for building The Neighbors of Dunn County. Earlier this year in February, when the stock market was still stable, the savings on refinancing would…

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Dunn County Board restricts county fair to youth exhibits only

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — The Dunn County Board has approved a resolution restricting this year’s Dunn County Fair in July to youth exhibits only. The facilities committee and the Dunn County Fair Board held a joint meeting May 6 and agreed that the main goal of the fair should be to allow the…

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SERVPro Truck catches fire (video)

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2020 Memorial Day Schedule

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MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE 2020
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Springfield resident sets goal of 123 miles in Memorial Walk to honor veterans

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Rob Evans memorial walk

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD  — If you see a guy somewhere around Glenwood City walking with a backpack and two American flags, honk, wave and yell “Hi Rob!” The man with the backpack will be Town of Springfield resident Rob Evans, age 76, who is working on walking 123 miles in memory…

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May 12 election results: Tiffany wins special election for 7th district

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By Amber Hayden Republican Tom Tiffany defeated Tricia Zunker for the seat in the 7th district to replace Sean Duffy. The unofficial results for Tuesday, May 12, election were posted the following day, Wednesday, showing Tiffany had beaten Zunker by 27,639 votes overall. In St. Croix County Tiffany earned 1,704 more votes than Zunker with…

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Local businesses and restaurants respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Safer at Home order

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By Amber Hayden It’s been two months since Department of Health Services Secretary Designee Andrea Palm enacted the Safer at Home order that required the closing of several local businesses and taverns in and around Glenwood City and Boyceville on March 16. But with the recent Supreme Court ruling stating that Palm’s actions were over…

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