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Dunn County Fair 2021

The 2021 Dunn County Fair was a huge success!   More photos of the 2021 Dunn County Fair will be available soon on our photography site.      

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WestCAP starts 2021-22 Operation Back to School Drive

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP) is pleased to announce that we will once again be providing kids with school supplies through our Operation Back to School program for the Menomonie, Elk Mound, Colfax, Boyceville, and Glenwood City School Districts. In 2019 we were able to give over 250 students entering pre-Kindergarten through…

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Colfax FFA hosting first annual Colfax Tractor Fest August 14

COLFAX – The Colfax FFA and FFA Alumni groups are planning the first annual Colfax Tractor Fest on Saturday, August 14 at the Colfax Fairgrounds. Daytime happenings will feature restored tractors, Made in Colfax vendors and artisans, and a raffle. Evening events will include a trivia contest and the band, The Thrillbillies. The band features…

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EM Village Board approves developer agreement

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – On July 19, village trustees in Elk Mound unanimously approved a developer agreement for Settlers Ridge. The agreement included that developer Jim Rooney would build the necessary infrastructure for the development. Rooney was present at the meeting, and informed the Board he sees the cement pads for the…

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Colfax man who crashed into Wheeler gas station charged with 4th OWI

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 60-year-old Colfax man who drove his pick-up through the wall at the Bridge Stop in Wheeler has been charged with a fourth offense of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). Charles E. Martin appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer for an initial appearance July 14. Judge…

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Wis. DHS: “Without a vaccine, you are a sitting duck for COVID-19”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Almost 50 percent of Wisconsin residents have completed the vaccine series for SARS-CoV-2, but officials from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that’s not enough. A vaccination rate of 80 percent is necessary to keep the virus that causes COVID-19 from circulating and mutating, said Julie Willems Van…

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