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Fatality reported in Highway 25 crash

DUNN COUNTY — Amy Lynn Kahl, a 44-year Menomonie woman is dead following a two-vehicle accident Monday morning, December 3 on State Highway 25 near Menomonie in Dunn County. Authorities were alerted to a crash involving a car and pick-up truck on Wisconsin Highway 25 about a quarter mile north of 420th Street in Dunn…

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Pop-up food pantries come to rural Dunn County communities

The Stepping Stones Food Pantry and Feed My People Food Bank are working together to provide a mobile food pantry that will act as a supplemental food source to families and individuals in rural Dunn County who have limited access to a food pantry in their immediate area. “Pop-Up” pantries will be offered on the…

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Colfax contributes eight to 2018-19 Blackhawks’ wrestling cooperative

By Amber Hayden COLFAX — Colfax will once again co-op with Bloomer for the upcoming 2018-19 wrestling season under the tutelage of head coach Jim Poirier and assistant coach Adam Davison, a Colfax history teach, who is in his third year of coaching. Last year’s low numbers made for a disappointing season for the Bloomer/Colfax…

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Colfax Health and Rehab – 12-5-2018

News for the week of November 25th to December 1st: During our craft group on Monday morning many residents shared the wonderful time they had with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. Later residents gathered to listen to Barb read stories of the season. In the afternoon residents met for our monthly Resident Council. We…

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Colfax still undecided about Dunn County Humane Society contract

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Village Board has once again delayed taking action on the contract with the Dunn County Humane Society, postponing it this time until the December 10 meeting. At the October 22 meeting, the Colfax Village Board also delayed making a decision on the contract because village trustees wanted…

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Howard residents less than impressed with sand mine agreement

TOWN OF HOWARD  —  Residents in the Town of Howard seem less than impressed by a proposed developer’s agreement to operate the Albertville Valley sand mine. The Howard Town Board held a public hearing November 29 on the proposed agreement with Northern Sands Wisconsin to develop a 1,300 acre frac sand mine southeast of Colfax…

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Construction expected to start next spring for Timber Tech expansion

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Construction on the expansion at Timber Technologies is expected to begin next spring after the weight limits are taken off local roads. Dale Schiferl, co-owner of Timber Technologies, attended the November 26 meeting of the Colfax Village Board to provide an update on the project. Timber Technologies is planning…

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Secret Santas of Colfax

Grocery gift cards are a way to help families with children and elderly members of the community who could use a little help during the holiday season. Families receive a Christmas card with a gift card tucked inside. To become a Secret Santa, add any donation to your transaction at Kyle’s Market or drop off…

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Members of Dunn Energy Co-op form advocacy group

A group of Dunn Energy Cooperative member-owners have announced the formation of Move Dunn Energy Forward. MDEF is an advocacy group whose mission is to support the Dunn Energy Cooperative in strengthening its commitment to member-driven, cooperative principles and practices. The advocacy group was formed following the passage of three controversial bylaw amendments and a…

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Colfax approves different option for employee health insurance

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Village Board has approved a different option with the Western Wisconsin Municipal Consortium WEA Trust for employee health insurance that is expected to save the village about $10,000 per year. The village currently provides health insurance for employees through WEA Trust, and the new option would have…

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