Glenwood City Rustic Lore Days Cancels Amid COVID-19 Public Health Concerns

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertain impact on community health, the Glenwood City Rustic Lore Days Committee has made the very difficult decision to cancel our annual city celebration days — Rustic Lore Days — for 2020. The committee, along with guidance from the Saint Croix County Health Department, has assessed the risk…

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Dunn County Reports Potential Exposures to COVID-19 at Knapp Watercross

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Menomonie, Wisconsin, July 9th, 2020 – The Dunn County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at one event within Dunn County. A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended the Knapp Valley Riders 4th of July event while experiencing symptoms. Anyone who was at this event on the given day…

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Boyceville Dollar General Store under construction

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Cemetery seeking funds to straighten grave markers

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Lonna Borgert inspecting one of the several tombstones at Tiffany Cemetery

BOYCEVILLE — The Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville is like other area cemeteries in that it takes more money to maintain the grounds than the group that oversees the cemetery receives. Operation of the cemetery is entrusted to a non-profit association that is responsible for the care and functions of the cemetery. Recently the Mound Cemetery…

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Dunn County Health Dept. COVID-19 update: recommendations for shopping and traveling

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  After the state Supreme Court struck down the Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Safer at Home” order May 13, many businesses re-opened immediately and went back to “business as usual.” KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn County Health Department, responded to a question posed for Gallagher’s weekly COVID-19 update…

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Dunn County adds referendum question on fair redistricting to November ballot

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Board has approved adding a non-binding referendum question to the November ballot asking whether the Wisconsin Legislature should create a nonpartisan procedure for drawing legislative and congressional district maps. The time has come to ask the state Legislature to enact fair redistricting, said James Tripp, county…

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Emerald man dies after driving into a flooded roadway!

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The rains started coming shortly after supper-time Sunday evening and by eight on Monday morning about five inches of rain had covered our area and sent local streams into flood stage. High Water caused the death of an Emerald man, who lost control of his car after he drove into water that was flooding a…

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St. Croix County declares state of emergency due to flooding

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On June 29, 2020 the St. Croix County Board Chair, David Peterson signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency due to recent flooding. The state of emergency gives St. Croix County the authority to close or clear roads and to utilize state resources if they become available. On June 28 and 29, parts of…

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Bell retires from Boyceville school district after 34 years

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Deb Bell

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE —  After teaching second grade and third grade in the Boyceville school district for 34 years, Debra Bell is retiring and closing her classroom door for the last time. Bell is originally from Viroqua where she grew up on a farm and attended school from kindergarten to twelfth grade. She…

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Knudtson retires after 34 years in the Boyceville school district

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Glenn Knudtson

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYEVILLE — Glenn Knudtson, who has taught 7th to 12th grade agriculture in the Boyceville school district since 1987, says that with his retirement from teaching, he will miss his students but not the paperwork. Knudtson is originally from Fall Creek and graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1980. He…

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