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Private signs not permitted on highway rights-of-way

The St. Croix County Highway Department has received complaints of improperly placed signs within highway rights-of-way across the county. We would like to remind everyone that state law prohibits placement of private signs within highway rights-of-way in Wisconsin. This applies to signs for advertising, reality, political campaigns, or any other sign not placed by the…

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One vehicle crash in Knapp sends driver to hospital

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, about 11:54 a.m. the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office,  Menomonie Fire and Ambulance along with Mayo  Helicopter  were dispatched to the intersection at US Hwy 12 and County Hwy Q in the Village of Knapp for a one-vehicle crash with significant injury. The initial crash investigation shows that a 1993 Chevrolet…

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Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-River Falls mitigation steps

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement on Friday, September 18: “Today’s announcement by UW-River Falls Chancellor Connie Foster to suspend in-person classes for two weeks while imposing shelter-in-place within its campus community will curtail the COVID-19 case increases we have identified on the campus. Moving to online course delivery for a…

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Candidate questions sought for online forum events

The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Chippewa Valley Chapter of the League of Women Voters are soliciting questions from area residents for candidates running for state senate and assembly races to be used in upcoming online forum events. “Candidate forums seem particularly appropriate and needed at this time when opportunities for candidates…

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Dunn County experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  Dunn County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases that is approaching the possibility of overwhelming the public health system. As of 4 p.m. Friday, Dunn County had a total of 345 positive cases, of which 132 were active cases of COVID-19, said KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn…

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