CM Ruth Bader Ginsburg halfmast

Flags at half-mast for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Editor | September 22, 2020
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Dunn County experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases

By Editor | September 22, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE —  Dunn County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases that is approaching the possibility of overwhelming the public health system. As of 4 p.m. Friday, Dunn County had a total of 345 positive cases, of which 132 were active cases of COVID-19, said KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn…

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Colfax changes hours of operation for ATV/UTV ordinance to 24 hours per day

By Editor | September 22, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Village Board has changed the hours of operation for the all-terrain vehicle/utility terrain vehicle ordinance from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 24 hours per day. The goal is to have all of the municipalities in Dunn County to be “on the same page” with hours of…

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Colfax Plan Commission says “go ahead” with plans for model home in East View

By Editor | September 22, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Colfax Plan Commission has given approval for a developer to start the process for building a model home in the East View housing development on Dunn Street. John Fraley of Homes by Croix Creek spoke to the Colfax Plan Commission at a meeting September 16 about preliminary plans…

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67th Assembly District candidates participate in WPR debate, speak about police reform, COVID-19, fair redistricting

By Editor | September 15, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Two candidates in the November election for the state’s 67th Assembly District spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio about a variety of topics, including police reform, gun control, COVID-19 and fair redistricting. Incumbent Representative Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) and challenger Dr. Chris Kapsner (D-Boyceville) participated in a debate on the Wisconsin…

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Colfax prospects to lead Vikings’ volleyball into new era

By Editor | September 15, 2020

by Laura Giammattei Sports Correspondent COLFAX — The volleyball court will look quite different at Colfax High School this season. For the past four years, a special group of athletes dominated the Dunn-St. Croix (D-SC) Conference, bringing home four consecutive conference titles and wrapping up their final high school season with a 7-0 conference record…

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Austreng benefit scheduled for September 27 in Somerset

By Editor | September 15, 2020

SOMERSET  —  A benefit is scheduled for Ann (Schachtner) Austreng in Somerset on Sunday, September 27. Austreng has ties to Colfax and is the daughter-in-law of Sue (Kragness) Austreng and Marty Austreng. The daughter of Ed and Therese Schachtner and a native of Somerset, Ann is a 37-year-old wife and mother of four who was…

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Bloomer man who fled from Colfax police in March finally located for court hearing

By Editor | September 15, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  After allegedly breaking into the Outhouse Bar, a 31-year-old Bloomer man who attempted to elude police officers in Colfax in early March by jumping into the Red Cedar River has finally been located for a court hearing. Joshua A.Whitley is charged in Dunn County with one felony count of…

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Colfax September 11 Salute

Never Forget: 9-11 memorial

By Editor | September 15, 2020
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Styer sentenced to life in a mental health institution

By Editor | September 15, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Gary Styer has been sentenced to life in a mental health institution after pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in the death of his father, Edward Styer of Colfax. Styer, age 51, appeared with his attorneys, Liesel E. Nelson and Jeremiah Harrelson, for a plea…

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