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Dunn County experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  Dunn County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases that is approaching the possibility of overwhelming the public health system. As of 4 p.m. Friday, Dunn County had a total of 345 positive cases, of which 132 were active cases of COVID-19, said KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn…

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67th Assembly District candidates participate in WPR debate, speak about police reform, COVID-19, fair redistricting

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Two candidates in the November election for the state’s 67th Assembly District spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio about a variety of topics, including police reform, gun control, COVID-19 and fair redistricting. Incumbent Representative Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) and challenger Dr. Chris Kapsner (D-Boyceville) participated in a debate on the Wisconsin…

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Colfax prospects to lead Vikings’ volleyball into new era

by Laura Giammattei Sports Correspondent COLFAX — The volleyball court will look quite different at Colfax High School this season. For the past four years, a special group of athletes dominated the Dunn-St. Croix (D-SC) Conference, bringing home four consecutive conference titles and wrapping up their final high school season with a 7-0 conference record…

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Austreng benefit scheduled for September 27 in Somerset

SOMERSET  —  A benefit is scheduled for Ann (Schachtner) Austreng in Somerset on Sunday, September 27. Austreng has ties to Colfax and is the daughter-in-law of Sue (Kragness) Austreng and Marty Austreng. The daughter of Ed and Therese Schachtner and a native of Somerset, Ann is a 37-year-old wife and mother of four who was…

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Styer sentenced to life in a mental health institution

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Gary Styer has been sentenced to life in a mental health institution after pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in the death of his father, Edward Styer of Colfax. Styer, age 51, appeared with his attorneys, Liesel E. Nelson and Jeremiah Harrelson, for a plea…

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