Colfax library board reviews $149,803 budget for 2021

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Public Library Board has reviewed a proposed budget of $149,803 for 2021, representing an increase of $7,246 over the 2020 budget. Revenues for the 2021 budget include a subsidy of $82,500 from Dunn County, representing an increase of $13,954.54 over the 2020 subsidy. Dunn County subsidizes the…

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Groundbreaking for East View Residential Development

By Editor | November 23, 2020
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Colfax Lutheran wells for Malawi

Colfax Lutheran “Wells for Malawi” campaign closes with $8,680 raised to dig new wells

By Editor | November 23, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Since March of 2018, the Colfax Lutheran “Wells for Malawi” campaign has raised $8,680. Colfax Lutheran member Marge Hernandez, who has served as the fund-raising chairperson, said the campaign officially ended this month. The fund-raising campaign was originally scheduled to conclude April 1, but after the COVID-19 pandemic closed…

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2020 Colfax Veterans Day program

Colfax virtual 2020 Veterans Day program

By Editor | November 17, 2020
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Joint Review Board: Colfax’s TID 3 and 4 “in very good shape”

By Editor | November 17, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Village of Colfax’s Tax Increment Finance Districts 3 and 4 “are in very good shape” and are fulfilling their intended purpose of supporting development in the village. TID 3 is able to repay three different debts, with $120,000 payments per year, by receiving revenue from TID 4, and…

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Colfax Village Board transfers East View land title to Homes by Croix Creek

By Editor | November 17, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved transferring the title to Lot 5 in the East View residential development to Homes by Croix Creek for a model house. John Fraley of Homes by Croix Creek met with the Colfax Plan Commission in September to talk about the project, said Lynn…

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Colfax signs MOU for Rescue Squad to help Dunn County with COVID-19 contact tracing

By Editor | November 17, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Due to the exploding numbers of COVID-19 cases in Dunn County, the Colfax Village Board has approved a memorandum of understanding for the Colfax Rescue Squad to help Dunn County with contract tracing. The number of COVID-19 cases is spiking, and the Dunn County health department is overwhelmed and…

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Colfax rezones 107 Dunn Street for proposed affordable housing complex

By Editor | November 17, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved rezoning 107 Dunn Street from agriculture to Residential-5 for a proposed affordable housing apartment complex. The Colfax Plan Commission recommended the rezone at a meeting last week for the 32-unit apartment complex that would be operational in 2023 if all goes according to…

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Colfax woman charged with six drug-related felonies pleads “not guilty”

By Editor | November 10, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  A 25-year-old Colfax woman charged with six drug-related felonies has pleaded not guilty in Dunn County Circuit Court. Cassandra P. Davis appeared with her attorney, Roger Hillestad, before Judge Rod Smeltzer for an arraignment hearing November 2. Davis is charged with felony counts of possessing methamphetamine with intent to…

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Dunn Street Project affordable housing lots

Colfax Plan Commission recommending rezone for low-income housing

By Editor | November 10, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Plan Commission has recommended that the village board rezone a two-acre parcel along Dunn Street for a low-income housing project. The current zoning is agriculture, and the requested zoning change is to Residential-5 for a multi-family three-story complex with 32 affordable apartments, said Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer,…

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