Area Breaking News

Fire destroys semi unit, shuts down I-94

WILSON — A fire that engulfed and destroyed a semi tractor caused the complete closure of all lanes of traffic along Interstate 94 near Wilson for nearly an hour Friday morning, January 17. Wisconsin State Troopers and Inspectors from the Eau Claire Post and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department along with fire departments from…

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Union Pacific train derails near Knapp Sunday afternoon

By LeAnn R. Ralph KNAPP  — A Union Pacific train derailed Sunday afternoon near Knapp in the Town of Stanton by the 190th Street crossing. The Dunn County Communications Center received a report about the train derailment about 4 p.m. January 12, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department. All together,…

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17-year-old driver collides with train in Elk Mound

ELK MOUND  —  A 17-year-old driver collided with a train at a railroad crossing just east of Elk Mound on Monday, December 9. At around 3:30 p.m. a week ago Monday, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Union Pacific Railroad Police, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, the Colfax Rescue Squad, the Elk Mound fire department and the…

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Lake Family Farms receives 2019 Leopold Conservation Award

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — It has been a long year for the Lakes since they missed earning the Leopold Conservation Award in 2018, but 2019 has been a year of accomplishments for Jeff and Kelley Lake along with their two children April and Jake. In 2018 and 2019 Jeff was nominated by his daughter…

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Fire destroys home at 107 Viking Drive in Village of Colfax

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — A fire reported Sunday evening in Colfax has destroyed a house located at 107 Viking Drive and has left several people injured. “The fire was called in at approximately eight o’clock last night [Sunday, November 10]. The caller reported the back of the house was on fire — the…

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