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Important spring election! Supreme Court Candidate Primary February 21

This spring WIsconsin voters will have an opportunity to choose a new justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Who fills that opening matters, as the Court decides 95% of issues that affect our rights and liberties. It is important that you vote for the candidate that best aligns with your beliefs. fUnlike fall elections, spring…

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Teen dating violence & the age of technology/social media

By Alyssa Fahrenkamp, Family and Youth Advocate at The Bridge to Hope in Menomonie, WI Teenage years are often the years for dating, finding interests and connecting with friends. Most of these things involve the use of technology. Teens are on their phone constantly, whether it is to chat with a friend, look something up…

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Stagehands Cast of 18 prepares Almost, Maine

Submitted by Lori Peterson, Spring Valley Stagehands SPRING VALLEY, WI – Things are busy down at the Spring Valley Stagehands Theater. A set is constructed and being painted and an eighteen member cast is preparing for the 2023 Stagehands theatre season opener of Almost, Maine, a play by actor John Cariani. The show is being…

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Stepping Stones groundbreaking ceremony for new emergency shelter

MENOMONIE — We are thrilled to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new emergency shelter for those in need in our community. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 9th starting at 2:30 pm at Stepping Stones of Dunn County. The new emergency shelter will provide a safe and secure place…

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Locals help those in need via international mission trips

By Missy Klatt At the end of October 2022, Mike Barstad and a group from Cedar Brook Church in Menomonie travelled to Honduras where they dug a well for a local village. They did this through Living Water International. Most recently Dave and Joan Bartz ventured to Guatemala in January where they were part of…

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GC Superintendent proposes lengthening school days to make up for weather closures

GLENWOOD CITY — Superintendent Tim Johnson proposed lengthening the school day as a way to recover missed instructional time due to recent weather-related school closures during the Glenwood City Board of Education’s January 23 meeting. Johnson informed board members that school has been cancelled seven days so far this academic year due to inclement weather…

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Snowplows hit by motor vehicles on I-94

ST. CROIX COUNTY — Working county snowplows were struck three times in a 24 hour period, January 25-26 along I-94 in St. Croix County. One plow was hit twice within two hours. There have now been 12 crashes involving plows in St. Croix County this winter. These incidents not only took plows off the road,…

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McCandless hearing scheduled for July 3

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE — An evidentiary hearing is scheduled July 3 in Dunn County Circuit Court concerning the request from Ezra J. McCandless for a new trial following her conviction of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Alexander Woodworth. McCandless was convicted by a jury in the fall of 2019 in Woodworth’s…

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Cub Scouts visit Colfax Board of Education

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX   —  When the Colfax Cub Scouts visited the Colfax Board of Education, they had some well-thought-out questions to ask.  One of the tasks that Cub Scouts can complete is to learn about community, said Amy Horchem, one of the parents accompanying the Cub Scouts to the Colfax Board of…

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