Elk Mound

EM approves conditional use for multi-purpose shop on Menomonie Street

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a conditional use application for a multi-purpose shop on state Highway 12/Menomonie Street. The village board approved the application for a conditional use at the August 7 meeting to allow Elk Mound resident Patrick Lien to construct a 40-foot by 78-foot…

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WisDOT says Hwys H and 12 in Elk Mound not dangerous enough for 4-way stop

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  If you have ever driven county Highway H through Elk Mound and crossed U.S. Highway 12/Menomonie Street, you know the visibility at that intersection is not great. The intersection has a history of traffic crashes, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not believe it is “enough of a…

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Paranormal investigator expresses interest in Mound Hill Park

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  Is Mound Hill Park haunted? Howard Hazen, a paranormal investigator, would like to find out. Hazen spoke to the Elk Mound Village Board at the August 7 meeting about conducting a paranormal investigation at Mound Hill Park. Two other investigations have been done previously, and one concluded “yes,”…

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EM authorizes proceeding with state trust fund loan for $583,000

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved proceeding with an application for a state trust fund loan in the amount of $582,995 for 2019 capital projects. A state trust fund loan is a better option than issuing bonds, said Sean Lentz, a financial advisor with Ehlers and Associates,…

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Five dead following pair of Chippewa County shootings

8-7-2019 Update: An update to this story can be found here. LAKE HALLIE — Five people are dead including the suspected gunman following two separate shooting incidents in Chippewa County late Sunday evening and early Monday morning, July 28 and 29. Chippewa County Sheriff James L. Kowalczyk confirmed in a Monday morning press release that…

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Cowboy Boots and Country Roots: Dunn County Fair starts today

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Under the theme of “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots,” the carnival at the Dunn County Fair opens today, July 24, at 5 p.m., with the fair ending Sunday, July 28, when the carnival closes at 6 p.m. Admission to the fair at the Dunn County Rec Park in Menomonie…

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