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Boyceville to meet with state over Highway 170 improvements

BOYCEVILLE — The village will meet with representatives of the state’s Department of Transportation in the near future over improvements to State Highway 170 that transverses the village. Village maintenance head Don Rose spoke to the village board about the request for a meeting from the Department of Transportation over the resurfacing project, which is…

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GC School Board gives public first taste of new compensation model

By Cara L. Dempski GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City school board publicly discussed its new teacher compensation model after months of discussion, planning, and input from instructors. The plan, presented for review during the March 12 regular board meeting, breaks instructors down into three main groups – initial teacher, developing teacher and professional teacher…

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Emerald approves continued testing of nitrate-contaminated town hall well

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF EMERALD —  The Emerald Town Board has approved continued periodic testing for nitrate contamination of the town hall’s well. The first test of the Emerald town hall’s well came back with nitrates at 26.8 parts-per-million, reported Henry Hurtgen, town chair, at the Emerald Town Board’s March 8 meeting.

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Vehicle chase ends in Menomonie, suspect at large after eluding police

MENOMONIE — A retail theft that occurred in Minnesota turned into a police pursuit that ended in Menomonie Monday night, March 13. A woman passenger, identified as 21-year-old Destiny A. Willage-Solono was taken into custody but a man is still at large after he eluded police. Willage-Solono was listed as homeless by authorities.

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EM Village Board discusses streets, signs and parking

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — Traffic, parking, streets and signs were the main topics under discussion during Elk Mound’s most recent village board meeting. The March 8 meeting opened with the news that part of South Garland Avenue is currently blocked off with barriers and orange cones due to the pavement being torn…

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Meet your candidates: Elk Mound Village Board

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND — There are several seats up for grabs this year on Elk Mound’s village board and four candidates vying for them.  Former President Andy Peterson stepped down from his position in December 2016, despite his term not ending until April 2017. Current president, and former president pro tempore, Tom…

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Dedication for North Running Valley Church addition March 19

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Talk about a team effort. With fund raising, the use of local construction expertise and a bit of hope, faith and prayer, North Running Valley Lutheran Church has now finished the 3,400 square foot addition fellowship hall and is planning a dedication Sunday, March 19. “We have a huge…

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Colfax village president candidates answer questions at forum

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  Economic development. Finding another medical clinic to locate in Colfax. The industrial park. Residential development. These were some of the topics the two candidates for Colfax village president spoke about during a forum sponsored by the Colfax Commercial Club March 5 at the Colfax Arts and Antique Mall. Chris…

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