Area News

Representative Rob Stafsholt Appointed to Suicide Prevention Task Force

New Richmond – Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) has been appointed to the Suicide Prevention Task Force. The Task Force was created by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), and it will hold hearings around the state to receive input from survivors, experts, advocates for suicide prevention, families who have been impacted, and community leaders. “Suicide…

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Glenwood American Legion Auxiliary poppy symbolizes nation’s sacrifice

Auxiliary members of Curry Ainsworth Post 168 understand the sacrifice our Armed Forces have made to preserve freedom and to honor past and current service members. Poppies are available for the public at most local businesses for small donation. All monies collected directly supports servicemembers, veterans, and their families through the ALA’s outreach programs. Members…

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Dog owner shoots bear to save his dog’s life

GLENWOOD CITY—A city resident was forced to shoot a bear that attacked his dog near their home in the 300 block of West Walnut Street. The attack happened Sunday, evening, May 12th. According to Glenwood City Police Chief Robert Darwin, the bear attacked the dog on West Walnut Street, and the dog’s owner, Doug Nelson,…

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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR ON BOARD: State and local officials urge Congress to pass permanent protection for Dreamers

Washington D.C.—In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Acton for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) state and local elected officials across the country signed a bipartisan statement urging Congress to pass permanent protections and a path to citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders, and to ensure our nation’s…

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Garlic Mustard will be emerging soon

Green vegetation is a welcome sight, but that green may warrant a closer look. For forest and woodlot owners, garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolate, is an early green in need of control before it takes control of the whole forest understory. With its historical roots in Europe, garlic mustard doesn’t have any native natural controls here…

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Wisconsin man convicted of sex trafficking charges

MADISON – After a five-day trial, a federal jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Erin F. Graham, Jr., 37, of Madison, guilty on Friday, April 12, of seven counts of sex trafficking.  The verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Scott C. Blader for the Western District of Wisconsin. Evidence presented at trial established that between 2015…

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Census of Ag: 370,619 U.S. producers report military service

By Cora Fox, policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs Conducted every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture is a count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the producers who operate them. A question about veteran status was a new addition to the Census released last month. Here are a few…

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DC Dems to meet May 22

Dunn County Democrats monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, May 22 at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie, WI 54751 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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