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Rep. Summerfield sworn in for third Assembly term

MADISON – Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) was sworn in for his third term in the State Assembly on January 4. “Thank you to everyone who has put their faith and trust in me for another two years,” Rep. Summerfield said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue being a strong voice for Northwestern…

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Prestebak retires after 42 years of service as DC conservationist

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  After 42 years of service to Dunn County, Dan Prestebak, county conservationist, has retired. The Dunn County Planning, Resources and Development Committee held a farewell for Prestebak as part of the December 22 meeting. The farewell included a slide presentation of photographs and comments from people with whom Prestebak…

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Colfax man arrested for 4th OWI

Jammie Allen Cutting, 45 years of age, from Colfax, WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 4th offense, with three children in the vehicle under the age of 16. On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at approximately 6:55 p.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol…

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Colfax graduate among 8 candidates on ballot for WI DPI Superintendent

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — All together, eight candidates have filed nomination papers for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, including one who grew up in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School. A primary election will be held February 16, and the general election will be held April 6. Troy Gunderson of West Salem,…

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Turgeson bound over for trial in Town of Dunn homicide case

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A Dunn County judge has found probable cause for the second of three defendants charged in connection with a homicide in the Town of Dunn and has bound the defendant over for trial. Chad D. Turgeson, age 37, appeared with his attorney, Michael Covey, in Dunn County Circuit Court…

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Steinhoff pleads “not guilty” in Town of Dunn homicide

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 37-year-old Eau Claire man has entered a plea of “not guilty” in connection with a homicide in the Town of Dunn in November. Ryan L. Steinhoff appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod W. Smeltzer with his attorneys, Ryan J. Moertel and Matthew Krische, for an…

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Elk Mound man dies in single-vehicle crash

TOWN OF MENOMONIE — A 24-year-old Elk Mound man became Dunn County’s first traffic fatality of 2021 when he died following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in the Town of Menomonie. The victim, John C. Quinn V (fifth), was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s office after the SUV…

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Colfax contracts with Bauman Associates for 2020 audit at $27,300

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —   The Colfax Village Board has contracted with Bauman Associates, certified public accountants, for an audit of the village’s finances at a cost ranging from $26,150 to $27,300. The rates are the same as last year, said Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, at the Colfax Village Board’s December 28 meeting.…

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