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Steinhoff pleads “not guilty” in Town of Dunn homicide

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A 37-year-old Eau Claire man has entered a plea of “not guilty” in connection with a homicide in the Town of Dunn in November. Ryan L. Steinhoff appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod W. Smeltzer with his attorneys, Ryan J. Moertel and Matthew Krische, for an…

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School tax levy increases continue for coming year

Amid a pandemic and global recession, school districts are increasing property taxes for the coming year by 3.3% — lower than last year’s 4.5% but still the second-highest percentage since 2010. Additional increases in county and technical college taxes suggest that, once municipal levies are in, the overall property tax increase on December bills will…

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THE CAPITOL REPORT: Get to know Wisconsin’s newest lawmakers

By WisPolitics.com With lawmakers retiring, resigning or losing reelection, the Wisconsin State Assembly will see 16 new members while eight new members will serve in the state Senate in the coming two-year session that starts in January. At least 15 of those elected this cycle have already held elected office. And 14 women are among…

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Man sentenced to 66 months for distributing meth in Eau Claire

MADISON – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Alexander Cappard, 26, Apple Valley, Minnesota, was sentenced December 15, 2020, by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 66 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine. Cappard pleaded guilty to this charge on September 29, 2020. On March 16, 2020,…

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Hiawatha National Bank honors Paula DeWitt

GLENWOOD CITY — The Hiawatha National Bank paid honor to the late Paula Jean DeWitt for her many years of service to the local Ambulance Service. The bank presented a check in the amount of $10,000 in Paula’s name to Julie Lee, co-director of the Glenwood City Ambulance on December 16th. The presentation was done…

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