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Fire destroys Town of Glenwood House

DC judge dismisses request for emergency injunction to halt Ridgeland Pioneer Days chicken toss and greased pig event

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  — A Dunn County judge has dismissed a request to grant an emergency injunction to stop the Ridgeland Pioneer Days chicken toss and greased pig events scheduled for February 15. Judge Rod W. Smeltzer dismissed the emergency injunction without prejudice filed by the Farm Bird Sanctuary at a hearing held…

Candidate for Boyceville Village Board charged with 2 drug-related felonies

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A Boyceville man who is one of the candidates on the ballot for three open positions on the Boyceville Village Board in the spring election has been charged with two drug-related felonies in Dunn County. Robert J. Rieckenberg appeared before Judge James Peterson in Dunn County Circuit Court February…

Fire destroys semi unit, shuts down I-94

WILSON — A fire that engulfed and destroyed a semi tractor caused the complete closure of all lanes of traffic along Interstate 94 near Wilson for nearly an hour Friday morning, January 17. Wisconsin State Troopers and Inspectors from the Eau Claire Post and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department along with fire departments from…

Union Pacific train derails near Knapp Sunday afternoon

By LeAnn R. Ralph KNAPP  — A Union Pacific train derailed Sunday afternoon near Knapp in the Town of Stanton by the 190th Street crossing. The Dunn County Communications Center received a report about the train derailment about 4 p.m. January 12, according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department. All together,…

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