Elk Mound

Dangers of distracted driving highlighted: “It Can Wait”

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  What is a person’s life worth? Is someone else’s life — or your own — worth that text message you got on your smartphone while you were driving? Is a life worth checking your e-mail or looking up an event on the Internet while you are driving? As…

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UW-EC Research: Living near sand mines could shorten life expectancy

By LeAnn R. Ralph Living near a sand mine could decrease your life expectancy from one to three days per year that you live near the facility because of poor air quality. Dr. Crispin Pierce, an associate professor of the Environmental Health Program at UW-Eau Claire, along with several of his students, presented some of…

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Former Colfax man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting young teenager

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  A 21-year-old former Colfax man now living in Elk Mound has pleaded guilty to the repeated sexual assault of the same child with at least three incidents of first or second degree sexual assault. Dylan M. Reidel appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer April 5…

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Falkner receives March University Staff Appreciation Award from Stout

MENOMONIE — Bonni Falkner has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award for March at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Falkner, of Elk Mound, is a senior accountant in the Provost’s Office. She also is chair of the University Staff Senate. She has been employed at UW-Stout for 33 years and during that time has earned three…

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