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Trempealeau county man sentenced to 18 years in prison

MADISON – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Levi A. Robb, 41, of Osseo, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 18 years in prison for producing child pornography. This term of imprisonment is to be followed by 20 years of supervised release.…

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Former Mercyhealth executive sentenced to 3 1/2 years for kickback scheme

MADISON – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Barbara Bortner, 57, Milton, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 3 ½ years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion. Bortner, the former Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Mercyhealth…

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza identified in Dunn, Marinette counties

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard flocks in Dunn and Marinette counties. Birds at both sites will be depopulated to prevent spread of the disease. Domestic flocks in 13 Wisconsin counties have now been infected with HPAI.…

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DATCP issues new order suspending movement of domestic birds to live events

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has issued a new order prohibiting the movement of domestic birds to all live events, including shows, exhibitions and swap meets. The order comes as the state continues to see cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in domestic and wild birds.…

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Colfax rescinds swimming pool fence ordinance

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has rescinded the ordinance requiring village residents to build a fence around in-ground and above-ground swimming pools. An ordinance for fences around swimming pools is not needed, said William Anderson, Colfax Police Chief, at the Colfax Village Board’s May 9 meeting. If people have a…

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Fire consumes home in Dunn Township, takes one life

UPDATE: The victim in the fire has been identified as, 20 year old Gustavo A. Xicalhua Tlaxcola. Early morning on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 1:58 a.m., the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Menomonie Fire Department responded to a call from an individual who advised of a structure fire at a residence located at…

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