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DPI seeking additional Wisconsinites to test internet speed

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking additional Wisconsin residents to take part in its initiative to collect information on internet connection speeds to improve access around the state. In partnership with Measurement Lab, the DPI invites residents to test their home internet speeds using M-Lab’s speed test. Data produced by the…

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Three veteran teachers retiring from Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Three veteran teachers, each with more than 30 years of service, will be retiring from the Colfax school district at the end of the school year: Linda Bilodeau, Deb Larson and Mark Mosey. The Colfax Board of Education approved their requests to retire at the February 15 meeting. Bilodeau,…

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Mounders contemplate change to Cloverbelt Conference for all athletics

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — On February 15, the Board of Education for the Elk Mound Area School District started discussing the possibility of the school switching from the Dunn-St. Croix Conference to the Cloverbelt. District Administrator Eric Wright explained he and Athletic Director Mike Schiszik had been contacted by other members of…

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Colfax borrows $120,000 for Dunn Street project

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved borrowing $120,000 for the Dunn Street project to make the final expenditure for Tax Increment Finance District 4 by the February 22 deadline. The original plan was to borrow $100,000 on an interim basis for the Dunn Street project, but recent interest in…

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No interest loans available to help with home repairs

Many homeowners do not realize that Community Development Block Grant funds are available to help make repairs to their homes.  The CDBG Home Repair Program, administered by Chippewa County Housing Authority, offers loans at no interest to income eligible homeowners for necessary repairs. Income limits vary by County. Loans are available for properties located in…

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Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives in about 30 states and caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to…

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Head-on crash occurs in Township of Elk Mound

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a wrong-way driver travelling Westbound in the eastbound lanes of STH 29 from mile marker 66 in Chippewa County. At 8:30 p.m., the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a head-on crash on STH 29…

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