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Application period open for Specialty Crop Block Grants from Department of Agriculture

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting applications for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. Applications are due to DATCP by March 30, 2020. Non-profits, producer organizations, government agencies, universities and other agricultural organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications may involve collaborations or partnerships between entities.…

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Dunn County Board holds first meeting in Community Services Building

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Now that the Dunn County Board has held its first meeting in the newly remodeled Community Services Building, the move from the Dunn County Government Center on Wilson Avenue is complete. Dunn County Board members gathered in the basement conference room of the Community Services Building on Highway 12/29…

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Colfax Health and Rehab – 1-22-2020

News for the week of January 12th to the 18th:  The week kicked off with the Monday morning Craft group getting busy on their sewing projects in the Square. After craft group, we set up the Square for the much-loved Green Leaf Café! Before long, the room looked just like a small town pub. As…

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Village of Colfax sets aside $3,400 health insurance refund for next year

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Instead of reducing village employees’ health insurance premiums by $2 to $5 per month this year, the Colfax Village Board has decided to put $3,400 from a health insurance refund toward next year’s premiums. When the village started providing health insurance for employees through WEA Trust three years ago,…

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Bail set at $250,000 cash for Colfax man accused in death of father

MENOMONIE  —  Bail has been set at $250,000 cash for a 51-year-old Colfax man accused in the death of his father. Gary E. Styer appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a bail hearing on Friday, January 17, on one count of first degree intentional homicide. According to a news release from the Dunn County…

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Attorneys file motion to suppress statements made by Seehaver in homicide case

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Attorneys representing former Colfax resident Richard Seehaver have filed a motion in Dunn County Circuit Court to suppress statements Seehaver made to investigators following the death of John Likeness in December of 2018. Seehaver, age 53, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court with one of his attorneys, Shelly Tomtschik,…

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