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Rotary Club of Menomonie seeks applications for 2021 grants

In 2015, the Rotary Club of Menomonie worked closely with the Community Foundation of Dunn County to create a fund to be used for special projects that enhance the local community. In early 2021, a total of up to $6,050 will be awarded in individual grants of up $1,000 each to area organizations or groups. Interested parties…

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Colfax library board reviews $149,803 budget for 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Public Library Board has reviewed a proposed budget of $149,803 for 2021, representing an increase of $7,246 over the 2020 budget. Revenues for the 2021 budget include a subsidy of $82,500 from Dunn County, representing an increase of $13,954.54 over the 2020 subsidy. Dunn County subsidizes the…

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Elk Mound man charged with contempt of court

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 48-year-old Elk Mound man has been charged with contempt of court in Dunn County after violating a condition of bail prohibiting him from having contact with an alleged victim. Richie L. Knuth, who is charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor related to the sexual assault of a…

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Colfax Lutheran “Wells for Malawi” campaign closes with $8,680 raised to dig new wells

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Since March of 2018, the Colfax Lutheran “Wells for Malawi” campaign has raised $8,680. Colfax Lutheran member Marge Hernandez, who has served as the fund-raising chairperson, said the campaign officially ended this month. The fund-raising campaign was originally scheduled to conclude April 1, but after the COVID-19 pandemic closed…

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