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UWRF Office of Sustainability collaborates with additional organizations to host Powered by Electricity free event

River Falls, Wis. — The Office of Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is joining forces with St. Croix Electric Co-Op, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services and nonprofit Hope for Creation to host a Powered by Electricity event on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the River Falls community. Powered by Electricity is a free community event…

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Swenby completes basic training

PVT Owen Swenby, 18, of Downing, WI graduated United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Core Recruit Depo San Diego on September 9th, 2022. PVT Swenby successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego. While in recruit training PVT Swenby was named top shooter in his Platoon. Following 10 days…

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Boyceville Village Board approves new tax incremental finance district

At their regular monthly meeting, September 12th, the Boyceville Village board approved the creation of Tax Incremental Finance District Number 4. The new District includes a large part of the Village on the southeast side including the airport, Anderson Hill and land along State Highway 79 south of Nelson Drive. Kianna Lindh, a funding specialist…

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City seeking interested party to fill vacant council seat

GLENWOOD CITY—The City Council is seeking to fill a vacant council seat created by the resignation of Randy Ketola. Ketola and his family moved from within the City to a home in the Town of Glenwood. At their regular monthly meeting on September 19th the council moved to invite any citizen in Glenwood City to…

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Boyceville fire district approves proposed budget of $207,618 for 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  — The Boyceville Community Fire District Board has approved a proposed budget of $207,618 for 2023. The proposed budget considered at the September 14 meeting compares to an adopted budget of $221,368 for 2022 and an adopted budget of $161,334 for 2021. The proposed budget for 2023 includes $30,000 for…

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Boyceville ambulance district reviews proposed budget of $451,835 for 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  —   The Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board has reviewed a proposed budget of $451,835 for 2023, which compares to the 2022 budget of $435,200. The final budget will be available at the October meeting for the ambulance district board to review and take action, said Wayne Dow, director of…

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Menomonie Historical Society sponsors collectors day event

The Rassbach Heritage Museum is presenting its first Collectors Day — a celebration of collectors and their collections. Local collectors will share their treasures with the public. Explore unusual and fascinating items with some of the area’s top collectors and learn why collections are so important. The event will be held September 24, 2022 from…

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Dunn County manager still gathering information for economic development report

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE — Dunn County Manager Kristin Korpela is still working on gathering information for a report on economic development that will provide options for the county. Korpela told the Dunn County Community Resources and Tourism Committee at the September 13 meeting that she has had meetings with area economic development directors;…

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West CAP Now Accepting Applications for Energy Assistance for Heating Season

West CAP once again has funds available for low to moderate income households in western Wisconsin who need assistance with heating costs, electric costs, or are facing energy crisis situations this heating season. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is administered by the State of Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program and aims to help…

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Large solar project planned for Town of Spring Brook

By LeAnn R. Ralph  TOWN OF SPRING BROOK  —  A large solar project that would cover 1,700 acres is in the planning stages for the Town of Spring Brook. The Elk Creek Solar Project is being planned by Tyr Energy Development Renewables, and representatives for the company are expected to make a presentation at the…

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