Area News

Pursuit started in Washington County, MN ends in Hudson

HUDSON — A suspect wanted  for kidnapping and sexual assault led law enforcement agencies on a dangerous, high-speed chase that began in the Twin Cities and ended in a crash near Hudson last Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release provided by the St.Croix County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County, MN Sheriff’s Office contacted the…

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Local processors participate in the 2019 Deer Donation Program!

Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help families in need by working closely with the Wisconsin DNR and its partners including: county land and water conservation departments, food pantries, charitable organizations, Hunt for the Hungry, and USDA-Wildlife Services who all help to implement and administer the program. This year marks the 20th anniversary…

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Attorney General William P. Barr announces launch of Project Guardian

Western District of Wisconsin MADISON, WIS. – Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing gun crimes. Reducing gun violence and enforcing federal firearms laws have always…

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Dunn County considering changes to solid waste and recycling program

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Dunn County is considering changes to the solid waste and recycling program that could include reducing the number of hours when the collection sites are open. Recycling is experiencing a crisis world wide that has resulted in solid waste and recycling programs across the country, including Dunn County, receiving…

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Dunn County Board approves $20 wheel tax

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  The Dunn County Board has approved a $20 annual vehicle registration fee for cars and pickup trucks that becomes effective January 1. The ordinance for establishing an annual county vehicle registration fee, which was approved on a second reading of the ordinance at the county board’s November 12 meeting,…

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Dunn County woman arrested in connection with emaciated dog

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE  — A 29-year-old Boyceville woman has been arrested in connection with an emaciated dog turned into the Dunn County Humane Society on November 1. According to a criminal referral from the Boyceville Police Department, Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin arrested Anne Marie Iehl November 11 and made a referral to…

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News release from Forest PR firm about wind farm

Oct. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire TOWN OF FOREST – With no signs of movement from a Texas-based energy company, officials in the town of Forest in northwest Wisconsin now doubt whether a proposed $250 million wind farm will go forward. Leeward Renewable Energy of Dallas has been pursuing a project to erect 44 wind turbines near…

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