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UWRF Office of Sustainability collaborates with additional organizations to host Powered by Electricity free event

River Falls, Wis. — The Office of Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is joining forces with St. Croix Electric Co-Op, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services and nonprofit Hope for Creation to host a Powered by Electricity event on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the River Falls community. Powered by Electricity is a free community event…

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Menomonie Historical Society sponsors collectors day event

The Rassbach Heritage Museum is presenting its first Collectors Day — a celebration of collectors and their collections. Local collectors will share their treasures with the public. Explore unusual and fascinating items with some of the area’s top collectors and learn why collections are so important. The event will be held September 24, 2022 from…

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Dunn County manager still gathering information for economic development report

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE — Dunn County Manager Kristin Korpela is still working on gathering information for a report on economic development that will provide options for the county. Korpela told the Dunn County Community Resources and Tourism Committee at the September 13 meeting that she has had meetings with area economic development directors;…

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West CAP Now Accepting Applications for Energy Assistance for Heating Season

West CAP once again has funds available for low to moderate income households in western Wisconsin who need assistance with heating costs, electric costs, or are facing energy crisis situations this heating season. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is administered by the State of Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program and aims to help…

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Village of Colfax considering straight fee of $2,500 for street opening

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — Instead of charging homeowners the actual cost of restoring a street after a sewer repair, the Colfax Village Board is considering charging a straight fee of $2,500. The village previously charged a street opening fee of $1,000 if a sewer repair required digging up the street, said Rand Bates,…

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American Legion Auxiliary needs help in solving mystery

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  —  The Auxiliary of Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax needs your help in solving a mystery. Loretta Logslett, who served as the secretary of the Colfax American Legion Auxiliary for decades, died last December. Among the records Loretta Logslett kept was a hand-written list of Gold Star Mothers.…

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Large solar project planned for Town of Spring Brook

By LeAnn R. Ralph  TOWN OF SPRING BROOK  —  A large solar project that would cover 1,700 acres is in the planning stages for the Town of Spring Brook. The Elk Creek Solar Project is being planned by Tyr Energy Development Renewables, and representatives for the company are expected to make a presentation at the…

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Legion Honored at Highground

THE HIGHGROUND — Members of the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131 of Colfax, the American Legion Auxiliary and Gold Star Mothers of Colfax were honored during a stone-placing ceremony at The Highground in Neillsville on Saturday, September 17. Members of the Russell-Toycen Post 131 also acted as the Honor Guard for the day. —photo courtesy…

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