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WisDOT seeks public comment on 2020 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and comment on the 2020 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan to improve access to the state’s transportation infrastructure. “WisDOT is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system for all,” said WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. “It’s important that we continue to remove…

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Fun for Families: Discover 4-H (“4-H in a Box”)

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Over the course of 6 weeks this fall, beginning on October 4th, any family in Dunn, Eau Claire or Chippewa Counties, with children in Kindergarten through 5th grade can get a super fun introduction to…

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CVTC expands College Transfer Academy

EAU CLAIRE, WI – A move to an all-virtual platform has allowed more area high school students to get an early start on their college education by enrolling in the College Transfer Academy through Chippewa Valley Technical College. The Academy started two years ago with students from Cornell, Lake Holcombe and Mondovi high schools taking…

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DC solid waste and recycling expects to shut down January 1

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling program is expecting to shut down as of January 1. Enough of the municipalities in the solid waste and recycling program decided to pull out of the program by the August 19 deadline that there would not be enough revenue to operate…

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Top drill sergeant in the United States Army has ties to Colfax

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Staff Sergeant Erik Rostamo of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, has been named as the 2020 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. Sergeant Rostamo is a drill sergeant with Fort Leonard Wood’s 14th Military Police Brigade and competed with 10 other drill sergeants to receive the title. Rostamo is…

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Colfax rejects DCWS&R proposal for non-mandated recycling and admin services

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Village Board has rejected a new proposal from Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling to provide non-mandated recycling drop-off and administrative services. Morgan Gerk, director of DCSW&R, held a Zoom meeting with representatives of the municipalities in Dunn County to provide additional options of keeping the transfer…

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TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Guest editorial from Dunn Energy Cooperative

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are publishing this rebuttal from the Dunn Energy Cooperative over a story that appeared in the August 26, 2020 edition, which contained errors. In the August 26th edition of this paper, an article was written regarding a letter Dunn Energy Cooperative (DEC) Board Members and the General Manager received from Cooperative members…

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Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments on August 19, 2020.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Eau Claire Woman Charged With Gun & Drug Crimes Diana…

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