Area News

Colfax woman involved in water rescue incident

On Friday, October 27th, 2017 aft 3:01 p.m. the Chippewa County Sheriff’s office received a report of a vehicle that was submerged in a retention pond at the Eau Claire Travel Center. The Sheriff’s office along with the Chippewa Fire district responded. 

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West CAP joins National Weatherization Day celebration

On October 30th the nation celebrated National Weatherization Day!  The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was signed into law by President Ford in 1976 and since then over 7.4 million homes across the United States have benefited from lower energy use, improved indoor air quality, and measures to improve the health and safety for renters and…

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Dunn Co. PR&D recommends rezone for Denmark Dairy expansion

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Planning, Resources & Development Committee is recommending the county board approve a rezone of 100 acres for a proposed expansion at Denmark Dairy. The PR&D committee reconvened a public hearing October 24 on the request from Denmark Dairy, located on county Highway B south of Colfax,…

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Ridgeland couple bound over for trial in $10,000 fraud case

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A Ridgeland couple has been bound over for trial in connection with felony charges of defrauding a financial institution out of a little more than $10,000. Shane L. Cutting, 45, and Laminda L. Hanson, 47, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing October 23 before Judge…

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Duck hunting guide sentenced for federal wildlife violations

MADISON – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeremy Schreiner, 33, Durand, Wis., was sentenced October 18, 2017 in U.S. District Court in Madison for violating the Lacey Act during guided duck hunts on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Deerfield man sentenced for tax evasion and gun crime

MADISON – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced October 24 that Shawn Bierd, 48, Deerfield, Wis., was sentenced on October 20, 2017, by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 23 months in prison for tax evasion and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. 

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Dunn County planning to increase pay grid by 7.5 percent

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — Dunn County is planning to increase the pay grid for county employees by 7.5 percent. Gary Bjork, county board supervisor from Colfax, asked at the Dunn County Board’s October 18 meeting if it was true that employees at the Neighbors of Dunn County would be receiving a 7.5 percent…

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