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Dunn County reinstates CAFO moratorium for 45 days

By Melissa | May 22, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — The Dunn County Board has approved reinstating the moratorium on expanding or starting new Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) for an additional 45 days. Following some spirited discussion, supervisors approved the additional 45 days on a vote of 17 “yes” to 11 “no” at the Dunn County Board’s May…

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I-94 accident sends Menomonie man to hospital

By Melissa | May 22, 2017

On Saturday May 20, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers responded to crash on I-94 westbound at mile marker 1 near Hudson.

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Mayo Clinic-Red Cedar lists births – 5-24-2017

By Melissa | May 22, 2017

Menomonie The following babies were born at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie:

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Dunn County Dairy Breakfast May 20 at Prestrud Dairy in New Haven

By Melissa | May 16, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph PRAIRIE FARM — If it hadn’t been for an accident at a copper mine in Michigan in the late 1800s, Marv Prestrud and his family might not be hosting the Dunn County Dairy Breakfast May 20. Marv Prestrud’s great-grandfather, Hans Prestrud, was an immigrant from Norway who ended up in the…

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DNR rejects Cranberry Creek’s revised nutrient management plan for expansion

By Melissa | May 16, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF ROCK CREEK — The state Department of Natural Resources has rejected the revised nutrient management plan submitted by Cranberry Creek Dairy because the plan does not support the proposed expansion to 6,794 animal units. The DNR issued a letter to Cranberry Creek Dairy May 3. The letter, after stating…

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St. Croix County to participate in Click It or Ticket

By Melissa | May 16, 2017

As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 22, 2017, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2017 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who…

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Mayo Clinic-Red Cedar lists births – 5-17-2017

By Melissa | May 16, 2017

Menomonie The following babies were born at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie:

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2017 Farm Fresh Atlases available

By Melissa | May 8, 2017

The Farm Fresh Atlas of Western Wisconsin is a color newsprint guide describing and highlighting locations of advertising value-added farms, farmers markets, and related businesses. Copies of the Atlas are being distributed across eighteen counties in Western Wisconsin and they are available from local libraries, county UW-Extension offices, as well local businesses and farms in…

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AG Schimel announces record-breaking Drug Take Back Day collection

By Melissa | May 8, 2017

MADISON – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced a record-breaking 66,039 lbs. of unused medications were collected at Drug Take Back events on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and at more than 300 permanent drug collection receptacles located throughout the state. To show what more than 66,000 lbs. of unused medications looks like, the Wisconsin Department of…

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Industry reps say frac sand mines gearing up again

By Melissa | May 8, 2017

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Representatives of the frac sand mining industry say companies are hiring workers again and are ramping up production. Rich Kremer, host of the Wisconsin Public Radio show The West Side on 88.3 WHWC Menomonie-Eau Claire, spoke with Samir Nangia, an oil field services analyst and industry expert for the…

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