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Colfax Health and Rehab – 1-15-2020

News for the week of January 5 – 11 On Monday morning, the Craft Group met in the Square and got busy pinning more of their ever-popular bowl cozies!  It is always fun to see the fun projects the group is up to!  Later in the morning, residents gathered on Willow to cut out pictures…

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5 Dunn County Board seats have no candidates for April election

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Five Dunn County Board positions have no candidates for the April 7 election while the other districts have one candidate each. Nomination papers for the Dunn County Board election were due January 7. According to information posted on the Dunn County clerk’s website, the following districts do not have…

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Eau Claire woman arrested in Dunn County with 85 grams of cocaine

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — Another court hearing is scheduled in Dunn County January 16 for a 26-year-old Eau Claire woman arrested on I-94 in the Town of Elk Mound in October with 85 grams of cocaine in the car. Tamara L. Howlett is scheduled to appear before Judge James Peterson on one felony…

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5 candidates on ballot for 3 positions on Colfax school board

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — Five candidates will be on the ballot in the April 7 spring election for three positions on the Colfax Board of Education. The three incumbents on the school board are Ken Bjork, Jodi Kiekhafer and Christie Hill. The incumbents will be joined on the ballot by Jaclyn Ackerlund and…

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3 candidates on the ballot for 3 Elk Mound village trustee positions

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — Three candidates will be on the ballot for three trustee positions on the Elk Mound Village Board in the April 7 spring election. The incumbent village board members who will be up for election in April are Greg Kipp and Paula Turner. Incumbent Rebecca Livingston decided not to…

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$60,000 price tag prompts Dunn County to seek RFPs for Clean Sweep

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  A $20,000 price increase to $60,000 from WRR Environmental Services of Eau Claire for the Clean Sweep hazardous materials program has prompted Dunn County officials to seek additional Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The total quoted cost for conducting a hazardous waste Clean Sweep would go from $39,059 to $59,792…

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Union Pacific train derails near Knapp Sunday afternoon

By LeAnn R. Ralph KNAPP  — A Union Pacific train derailed Sunday afternoon near Knapp in the Town of Stanton by the 190th Street crossing. The Dunn County Communications Center received a report about the train derailment about 4 p.m. January 12, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department. All together,…

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