Area News

Jeff Lake nominated for 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — On behalf of Lake Farms, April Lake nominated her dad, Jeff Lake, for the Leopold Conservation Award presented each year by the Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. The award is named for Aldo Leopold, who was an environmentalist, forester and conservationist, as well as a professor at…

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Northwest Rod and Gun Club makes improvements to help with noise

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — Located just off of Range Road in Boyceville, the Northwest Rod and Gun Club (NWRGC) has been making improvements over the last year to become better neighbors. “We are right in the middle of town and we are interested in being good neighbors,” Steve Bauder, one of the ranges supervisors,…

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4-year-old Colfax NASCAR fan receives checkered flag

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  For four-year-old Colfax resident Payton Brockmiller and his dad, Ricky, and his grandmother, Julie Bosshart-Stansbury, it was the chance of a lifetime to watch a live NASCAR race. What they were not counting on was that Payton would receive the checkered flag from the winning driver, Ryan Blaney. “We…

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Winter Haven volunteer training sessions set

Winter Haven is the seasonal overnight shelter for homeless adults run by Stepping Stones of Dunn County. The shelter opens on Nov. 15, 2018 and remains open through March 31, 2019. There are 10 beds available at the shelter, which is located at 1518 Stout Road in Menomonie. The shelter is run entirely by community…

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100th Alumni meeting of DC Aggie held

MENOMONIE — One hundred people attended the 100th annual alumni meeting of the Dunn County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy on Sunday, September 16th at the Moose Lodge. Dunn County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy, was commonly called Dunn County Aggie. It was a high school in Menomonie and had all the classes…

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Two $50,000 Powerball Tickets sold in area

Two Powerball tickets, one sold in Rice Lake and the other sold in Hudson from the October drawing have not yet been claimed. On that drawing five winners were recorded in Wisconsin including one in Milwaukee, one in Richland Center and one in Crivitz. That one had the power play involved and was worth $150,000.…

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Rep. Stafsholt receives WMC’s “Working for Wisconsin” award

MADISON – In Wisconsin, 83 lawmakers repeatedly stood up for tax cuts, pro-growth reforms and investments in our state’s workforce this past legislative session. Each of these legislators supported initiatives that will spur economic growth and job creation by putting an emphasis on improving Wisconsin’s business climate. WMC, the combined state chamber of commerce and…

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Western Wisconsin farmer-led group to host field day Nov. 15

The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is excited to announce its first annual field day scheduled for Thursday, November 15 in Baldwin. Featured practices are tailored to farms in St. Croix County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals. The event will be hosted by Emmert & Sons , 1881 140th…

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Foxconn and WEDC partner to showcase Wisconsin companies at the first China International Import Expo

Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) have partnered to support the participation of ten innovative Wisconsin companies in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), a major global business development initiative taking place from November 5 to 10 in Shanghai. The partnership is in line with Foxconn’s commitment to the…

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