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New Haven to apply for “million dollar mile” road grant

By Editor | November 12, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF NEW HAVEN  — In spite of one board member’s misgivings that town residents would object because “it’s the town chair’s road,” the New Haven Town Board has approved applying for a Local Road Improvement – Supplemental grant (LRIP-S) for 190th Street. The grant would cover up to 90 percent…

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River Falls man accused of child sexual assault in Boyceville

By Editor | November 12, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  A 37-year-old River Falls man will make an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court later this month on one felony count related to the alleged sexual assault of a child in Boyceville. Derek P. Johnson will appear before Judge James Peterson on November 30 at 10:20 a.m. The…

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River Falls man accused of child sexual assault in Boyceville

By Editor | November 9, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  A 37-year-old River Falls man will make an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court later this month on one felony count related to the alleged sexual assault of a child in Boyceville. Derek P. Johnson will appear before Judge James Peterson on November 30 at 10:20 a.m. The…

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BVSD sets property tax levy of $3 million

By Editor | November 2, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE  — The Boyceville Board of Education has set a total property tax levy of $3,019,043 for the 2021-2022 school year, with a mill rate of $8.10. The mill rate represents a decrease of almost 9 percent, said Nick Kaiser, school district administrator, at the Boyceville school board’s October 27 meeting.…

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MEMORIAL BENCH IN TOWER PARK — Woods Run Forest Products has installed a bench in memory of Colfax resident Gary Anderson at Tower Park in Colfax next to the Colfax Municipal Building. Anderson died May 31, 2021. He had worked at Woods Run for 33 years before retiring in 2019. —photo by LeAnn R. Ralph

Gary “Chico” Anderson memorial bench installed in Tower Park

By Editor | November 2, 2021
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Boyceville ambulance district approves $435,000 budget for 2022, including $3 per hour wage increase for EMTs

By Editor | October 19, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville Community Ambulance District board has approved a budget of $435,200 for 2022, which includes a $3 per hour wage increase for emergency medical technicians. Several board members expressed concern at the October 13 meeting that if more EMTs were hired, the increase in wages would create a…

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Proposed $10 million budget for 2021-2022 reviewed at Boyceville school district annual meeting

By Editor | October 19, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE — A proposed revenue budget of $10.03 million and an expenditure budget of $10.4 million for 2021-2022 were reviewed at the Boyceville school district’s budget hearing and annual meeting October 13. The expenditure budget represents an increase of $926,527 over the 2020-2021 budget, and the revenue budget represents an increase…

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Senator Stafsholt announces broadband access grants

By Editor | October 19, 2021

MADISON, WI – Senator Rob Stafsholt (R – New Richmond) issued the following statement in response to Public Service Commission’s (PSC) recent approval of a broadband access grants: “Improving access to high-quality broadband has been one of my top priorities since the first time I was elected. In order for rural areas to live up…

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Boyceville man found guilty of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver

By Editor | October 12, 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A 56-year-old Boyceville man has pleaded “no contest” and been found guilty of  one felony count of possession with intent to deliver greater than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Franklin J. Bignell appeared with his attorney, Scott S. Schlough, for a plea hearing before Judge Christina M. Mayer in Dunn…

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Village of Boyceville moves ahead with $1.7 million refunding bonds, hears reports

By Editor | October 12, 2021

The Village Board took a step forward to refinance two outstanding General Obligation Bonds with the village saving over $66,000 in finance charges over the next seven years. The total borrowing would be $1,735,000. Brian Reilly, the Senior Municipal Advisor from Ehlers out of Roseville, Minnesota addressed the Village Board Monday evening during their regular…

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