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WI Supreme Court candidate forum to be held February 3

Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will speak to the public Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Sorenson Hall (formerly Millenium Hall), Room 205, 121 10th Ave. E, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. Parking is available to the public on adjacent university lots after 4 p.m. The three candidates are vying for a 10-year term on…

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Red Cedar Watershed conference, “Land, Water, and People coming together”

By Amber Hayden MENOMONIE — The Red Cedar Watershed conference committee met once again on Monday evening, January 13, to continue the solidification of the conference for March 12, 2020, while also working on the 10th annual conference for 2021. “Top keynote speakers typically book out a year in advance,” conference co-chair and Tainter Menomin…

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Wisconsin frac sand industry faces “bleak forecast”

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The frac sand industry in Wisconsin has been experiencing a downturn for the past several years that is expected to continue this year. Rich Kremer, a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter in Eau Claire, spoke to Rob Ferrett, host of the WPR show Central Time, about frac sand in a…

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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 1-29-2020

News for the week of January 19th to the 25th:  Early Monday morning our Patchy Partners sewing group met in the Square to continue work on their crafts.  Many hands make for light work!  Afterward, the Square was readied for a lively game of Music Bingo!  Always fun to sing along to some of our…

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Colfax Police Department responds to 89 calls for service in December

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Police Department responded to 89 calls for service in December, including 56 traffic stops and four felony arrests during traffic stops. Here are the calls for service: • Assist other agency — 3 (traffic accident; custody dispute; train vs. car accident). • 911 Hangup/misdial — 3. • Civil — 2 (child…

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Colfax Police Department responds to 86 calls for service in November

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Police Department responded to 86 calls for service in November, including 61 traffic stops. Here are the calls for service: • Assist other agency — 3 (traffic accident; traffic stop; warrant arrest). • 911 Hangup/misdial — 2. • Assist ambulance — 1. • Civil — 5 (property dispute; assist landlord with…

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KIND IDEAS: Make Sure You’re Counted in the 2020 Census

News from Congressman Ron Kind, representing Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District This year, every household in America will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the nonpartisan U.S. Census Bureau, the census counts every person living in the United States. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th…

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Snowmobile signs damaged in Spring Brook and Rock Creek

DUNN COUNTY — According to a press release sent from Sheriff Kevin Bygd on Tuesday, January 21, more than 70 snowmobile signs were damaged in corridors 20 and 33 which are located in the Townships of Spring Brook and Rock Creek. Dunn County Sheriffs worked with WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wardens in the…

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