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Trempealeau county man sentenced to 18 years in prison

MADISON – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Levi A. Robb, 41, of Osseo, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 18 years in prison for producing child pornography. This term of imprisonment is to be followed by 20 years of supervised release.…

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Former Mercyhealth executive sentenced to 3 1/2 years for kickback scheme

MADISON – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Barbara Bortner, 57, Milton, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 3 ½ years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion. Bortner, the former Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Mercyhealth…

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Boyceville ambulance district board considering downgrading to basic service

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  —  The Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board is considering downgrading from an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician service to an EMT-basic service. If the Boyceville ambulance service downgrades to an EMT-basic service, that will allow more flexibility in staffing, said Wayne Dow, ambulance service director, at the Boyceville ambulance board’s May…

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Rye & soil health field day

The Hay River and Red Cedar Farmer-Led Watershed is hosting a field day on May 24 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Maple Hills Dairy located at  E1806 State Road 64, Boyceville. Agenda: 10:00 a.m. In-field Soil Health Assessment & Soil Pit – Kristin Foehringer, NRCS 10:30 a.m. Planting Green, Forage Harvest, and Roller Crimping…

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza identified in Dunn, Marinette counties

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard flocks in Dunn and Marinette counties. Birds at both sites will be depopulated to prevent spread of the disease. Domestic flocks in 13 Wisconsin counties have now been infected with HPAI.…

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City buys computers for elected officials

Responding to an editorial that appeared in the Tribune Press Reporter a couple of months ago suggesting that elected officials should not be using their own computers for officials business and then bring their computer to the public meetings. The idea is that an elected official’s private information is on computers they own and that…

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Audit report: Boyceville ambulance service had $34,000 discrepancy in 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  — The Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board finally has the long-awaited audit report for 2020, and there is a $34,000 discrepancy for medical supplies. Peter Score, chair of the Boyceville ambulance board and representative for the Town of Sheridan, handed out the audit reports from Clifton-Larson-Allen LLP at the board’s…

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