Area News

Fire destroys semi unit, shuts down I-94

WILSON — A fire that engulfed and destroyed a semi tractor caused the complete closure of all lanes of traffic along Interstate 94 near Wilson for nearly an hour Friday morning, January 17. Wisconsin State Troopers and Inspectors from the Eau Claire Post and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department along with fire departments from…

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Dunn County Board holds first meeting in Community Services Building

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Now that the Dunn County Board has held its first meeting in the newly remodeled Community Services Building, the move from the Dunn County Government Center on Wilson Avenue is complete. Dunn County Board members gathered in the basement conference room of the Community Services Building on Highway 12/29…

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Bail set at $250,000 cash for Colfax man accused in death of father

MENOMONIE  —  Bail has been set at $250,000 cash for a 51-year-old Colfax man accused in the death of his father. Gary E. Styer appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a bail hearing on Friday, January 17, on one count of first degree intentional homicide. According to a news release from the Dunn County…

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Attorneys file motion to suppress statements made by Seehaver in homicide case

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Attorneys representing former Colfax resident Richard Seehaver have filed a motion in Dunn County Circuit Court to suppress statements Seehaver made to investigators following the death of John Likeness in December of 2018. Seehaver, age 53, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court with one of his attorneys, Shelly Tomtschik,…

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Local election candidates file

Last Tuesday was the deadline for filing nomination papers for local offices on county boards, city and village offices and school boards. For the Glenwood City Council, only incumbents filed for re-election on the April 7th ballot. They are John Larson for mayor and the three members of the council; Steve Lee, Rob Unruh and…

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Eau Claire felon sentenced to 30 months for possessing firearm

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lamont Davis, 30, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Tuesday, January 7 by U.S. District William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  This prison term will be…

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Minnesota man sentenced to 5 years on meth charge

Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that William Huff, 54, St. Paul, Minnesota, was sentenced on Tuesday, January 9 by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to five years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  Huff pleaded guilty to this charge on September…

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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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