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BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested in connection with Dunn County Homicides, authorities searching for second suspect

An update to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office’s homicide investigation, late yesterday, warrants were issues for two suspects in connection with this homicide case. One of the suspects has been arrested on our warrant by St. Paul Police Department and is being held in the Ramsey County Jail. The suspect arrested is Darren Lee McWright…

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Four homicide victims found in Town of Sheridan corn field

TOWN OF SHERIDAN — Four people have been found murdered in a corn field in the Town of Sheridan. The victims have been identified as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, female, age 30, of Stillwater, Minn.; Matthew Isiah Pettus, male, age 26, of Saint Paul, Minn.; Loyace Foreman III, male, age 35, of St. Paul, Minn.; and…

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DC jury finds Boyceville man guilty of child sexual assault

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE  —  A Dunn County jury has found a 49-year-old Boyceville man guilty on two felony counts related to the repeated sexual assault of a child. Following a three-day trial in Dunn County Circuit Court that began on August 31, the jury found Timothy Scott Cocherell guilty on both counts. The…

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St. Croix County Board approves tentative supervisory district plan

By Cara L. Dempski HUDSON – On September 9, the St Croix County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative plan for supervisory districts meant to provide equal representation for all county residents considering the population has grown by 10.9 percent since the 2010 census. The County did not receive 2020 Census data until August 16,…

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United Way to host free event to unite community

MENOMONIE – The United Way of Dunn county announces its annual Fun Fair, formerly named Spring Carnival.  Through a dynamic partnership with the School District of the Menomonie Area, the Fun Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Menomonie High School. The United Way Fun…

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New Auburn Area Community Choir starts rehearsals

The New Auburn Area Community Choir is back!!  Our rehearsals are held in the music room of the New Auburn school on Monday evenings from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.  Rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 20th.  Anyone high school age or older is welcome to join this well-established, close-knit group of singers and enjoy the…

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10-day trial set next July for 2nd suspect in Town of Dunn murder

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  A 10-day jury trial has been scheduled in Dunn County Circuit Court next July for a 38-year-old man charged in connection with a homicide in the Town of Dunn last November. Chad D. Turgeson appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court, along with his attorney, Michael Covey, before Judge James…

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