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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Since 1983, Family Support Center has provided free and confidential services to people of all ages and genders affected by domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. “Sexual Assault Awareness Month has, historically, been an opportunity to connect with our communities, and make sure more people know about what…

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DNR continues partnership with USDA to manage wolf conflicts

MADISON – With the recent delisting of wolves from the federal endangered species list, some livestock farmers and pet owners are wondering how this change affects Wisconsin’s wolf conflict program. While the delisting has prompted some changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (USDA-Wildlife Services) remains the first point of contact for reporting all…

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Be fire smart: get your free burning permit now

Now more than ever, our favorite outdoor spaces are playing an important role in our lives. Together, we can keep these safe places safe. Whether we are out in nature or home in our backyards, remember that it’s our role to protect the lands we love by preventing wildfires and recreating responsibly. With Wisconsin wildfire…

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USDA publishes final rule for hemp production

MADISON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a final rule for the establishment of a domestic hemp production program, effective Monday, March 22. While Wisconsin will continue operating under the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill through 2021, the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is working to establish…

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Out-of-state vehicle title and registrations can now be done online

Wisconsin residents can now title and register their vehicles with out-of-state titles online. Nearly all Wisconsin title transfer applications can now be initiated online with Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) eMV Public online application. “Over the past few years, nearly 19% of all used vehicle title transactions were for out-of-state vehicles,”…

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DMV offers information on obtaining an ID to vote in the Spring Election

The Wisconsin 2021 Spring Election is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting. Valid identification for voting purposes include a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There…

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BBB Wisconsin and Wisconsin DFI warn businesses about misleading solicitations

The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) are warning businesses about solicitations designed to look like invoices arriving through postal mail and being reported to both BBB and DFI from “WI Certificate Service.” WI Certificate Service invoice.png The solicitation is designed to look like it is from…

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GENEVIEVE (PENNY) E. NOER

Genevieve (Penny) E. Noer, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, Colfax, WI. Penny was born on January 28, 1930, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the youngest daughter of August and Edna Erickson. She was raised with her four siblings on the family farm in Otter Creek, WI.…

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Doreen Johnson receives January University Staff Appreciation Award at UW-Stout

MENOMONIE — Doreen Johnson received the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award for January at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Johnson, of Colfax, is a Human Resources assistant advanced. She has worked at the university since 2008. Chancellor Katherine Frank presented Johnson with the award. Johnson’s nomination stated: “Doreen has worked in the Human Resources department for over…

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