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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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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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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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DC PR&D postpones decision on zoning for United Way of Dunn County

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE   — The Dunn County Planning, Resources and Development Committee has postponed a decision until February 13 on whether to recommend a rezone from General Agriculture to General Commercial for a property in the Town of Menomonie. United Way of Dunn County is currently leasing the property from WILARL, Inc.,…

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Colfax business receives 50-year plaque

COLFAX — Ray’s Metal Works has received the Lennox Presidential Award for being a Lennox dealer for 50 years. Ray’s Metal works was established in 1968 by Ray Johnson as a heating business and became a Lennox dealership in 1971 for furnace and air conditioning products in a small shop that now houses Morgen’s Auto…

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