Elk Mound

Pedersen honored with Packer Award

ELK MOUND – After defeating the previously undefeated Glenwood City Hilltoppers back on Sept. 14, long time Elk Mound football coach Dan Pedersen was named the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week by the Wisconsin National Guard.

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DNR online map shows 1.1 million private acres open to the public

MADISON—More than one million private acres classified as open for public use under a landowner-incentive program are easier for outdoor enthusiasts to find thanks to a new online state mapping tool unveiled today by Governor Scott Walker.  Earlier this year, the Governor directed the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to develop a mapping system as…

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DFI’s Division of Securities warns investors to watch for ‘Sandy scams’

MADISON – State securities regulators are warning Wisconsin investors to beware of potential “Sandy scams” in the wake of the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard. “Scam artists have been known to try to profit in the wake of natural disasters,” said Patricia Struck, Administrator of the Division of Securities in…

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Slideshow helps identify a wolf from a coyote

MADISON – With the recent rule change allowing for the hunting of coyotes statewide during the gun deer season, combined with the ongoing wolf hunt, the Department of Natural Resources has developed a new resource to help hunters identify and be sure of their target before shooting.

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DNR scientist helps local officials prepare for weather

MADISON — For Sally Kefer, it’s changed from how a community responds after the flood to what the community can do to prevent that flood. It’s about analyzing the long-term local damage leveled on private homes and businesses, expensive infrastructure and public waterways by the weather – and then taking Mother Nature’s hint to adapt…

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WI DNR Online frac sand Q and A chat session held Oct. 24

By Kelsie Hoitomt On Wednesday, October 24 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website hosted a chat session with Tom Woletz. Woletz has worked at the DNR for 38 years in almost all of the environmental programs. He has conducted many inspections of mines as a field engineer. He has an engineering degree from the…

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Vote Next Tuesday – Colfax version

November sixth is just days away and it is a time when all Americans need to participate in their right to vote. The nation’s general election is all set and the choices that the voters make will determine how our country, state and community will appear in the future. Not only are we being asked…

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