Area News

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day is June 5

While many people look forward to warmer temperatures during the summer months, it’s also important to remember that hot conditions can turn dangerous quickly. June 5, 2019 is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. In 2018, preliminary figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show five people died in Wisconsin due to heat-related causes. In…

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WIS 25 improvement in Dunn County scheduled to begin June 10, 2019

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start the construction project on WIS 25 from WIS 170 in Wheeler to WIS 64 the week of June 10, 2019. Proposed improvements include replacement of the four-span bridge over the Hay River, asphalt pavement milling and replacement, asphalt shoulder widening, beam guard replacement, and incidentals. Monarch…

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Adoray Home Health & Hospice – We Love Our Volunteers

Adoray Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting for volunteers to help to work with hospice patients and at our Treasures from the Heart store. Adoray is a not-for-profit organization that provides home health, palliative, and hospice services to western and northwestern Wisconsin. Currently Adoray has over 330 volunteers that gave over 22,000 hours of…

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Rep. Stafsholt appointed to Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption

Statewide hearings will begin in June NEW RICHMOND – This week, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), appointed Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) to the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption. Rep. Stafsholt released the following statement on his appointment: “It is a great honor to be appointed by Speaker Vos to this vital task force. Adoption…

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Steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico dropped by Trump, jumpstarting trade deal in Congress

May 17, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico: “President Trump has agreed to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs that were placed on products coming from Canada and Mexico,…

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It’s PRCA Rodeo Time in Glenwood!!

The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo, brings top notch RAM Rodeo to the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 14 & 15 with 7:30 p.m. performances once again!  Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the performances will take place rain or shine. No rodeo would be complete without Rodeo Royalty and this year’s…

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Xcel Energy to end all coal use in the Upper Midwest

Xcel Energy announced plans on May 20, 2019 to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is another milestone in the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using cleaner natural gas and operating its carbon-free Monticello nuclear…

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Dunn County selected to be the host for Alice in Dairyland in 2021

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Dunn County has been selected to host the Alice in Dairyland finals in 2021. Dunn County Board Supervisor James Anderson, chair of the community resources and tourism committee, made the announcement at the May 15 Dunn County Board meeting. “Folks, it’s official. Dunn County will be host for the…

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