Area News

Wrong-way driver takes life in two-vehicle accident in Somerset

A twenty-one year old Somerset woman died as the result of a two-vehicle accident in the township of Somerset on Friday, December 21st. According to information from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department stated that they began receiving 911 calls at about 11:11 p.m. reporting a wrong-way driver going westbound on STH 35/64, in the…

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Glenwood City local spreads positivity through stuffed animals

By Amber Hayden GLENWOOD CITY— For one Glenwood City local, Sara Evans, the gift of giving back has always been a priority for the Minnesota native. “I usually always do Toys for Tots, but this year I decided to donate the stuffed animals I collected to the police department,” she explained. “They needed something for…

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Western Wisconsin Health invites you to participate in Dash to Disney!

Western Wisconsin Health is excited to announce the return of Dash to Disney, a community wellness challenge. This family friendly 8-week walking challenge will run from Monday, January 7 through Sunday, March 3, 2019. There will be a kick-off event held on January 7 at Western Wisconsin Health and a finale event held on March…

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Colfax Community Cares food pantry no longer doing food distribution

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax Community Cares food pantry open once a month at the old nursing home building on High Street in Colfax will not be having further food distribution at this time. “This was a decision of the directors of the food pantry,” said Rev. Craig Conklin, pastor at Colfax…

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Western Wisconsin farmer-led group hosts first field day

BALDWIN – More than 50 farmers, community members and agribusiness professionals came together recently to recap the harvest season and discuss conservation practices applicable to farms in Western Wisconsin. Conservation farming practices formed the core of the first annual field day of the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council (WWCC) on Nov. 15 at Emmert & Sons…

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The Healthcare Revolution: More Choices, Not More Taxes

by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD Paris is in flames over a fuel tax increase that would pile 30 cents onto the $7.06 per gallon price paid by citizens whose average monthly salary is $2,753.This burdensome “carbon tax” on the middle class is intended to help meet Europe’s commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and…

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Bids could go out in February for new Boyceville fire hall

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE — In just a few short months, the Boyceville Community Fire District could be advertising for bids to build a new fire station. Dave Cihasky, an architect with Five Bugles Design, spoke to the Boyceville fire board at the December 11 meeting about the timeline for building a new fire…

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Watch for your 2019 Dunn County Solid Waste Permit

The 2019 Dunn County Solid Waste Permits are in the process of being mailed to residents of participating municipalities over the next two weeks and should be received by December 31, 2018. Landlords/renters will need to contact the division at 715-232-4017 or swr@co.dunn.wi.us to request a permit for rentals. The Solid Waste & Recycling Division…

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Baldwin man charged with fraud of more than a million dollars

MADISON – A 41-year-old Baldwin, Wisconsin man is charged in a 3-count indictment with wire fraud, mail fraud, and making a false statement on a loan application. A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin sitting in Madison returned the indictment on November 28 against Jamie Smith. According to a news release from…

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