Dunn County Reports Potential Exposures to COVID-19 at Knapp Watercross

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Menomonie, Wisconsin, July 9th, 2020 – The Dunn County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at one event within Dunn County. A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended the Knapp Valley Riders 4th of July event while experiencing symptoms. Anyone who was at this event on the given day…

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Dunn County Health Dept. COVID-19 update: recommendations for shopping and traveling

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  After the state Supreme Court struck down the Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Safer at Home” order May 13, many businesses re-opened immediately and went back to “business as usual.” KT Gallagher, director of the Dunn County Health Department, responded to a question posed for Gallagher’s weekly COVID-19 update…

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Manufacturing students returning to labs at CVTC

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CVTC Back in labs - Rachel Holm of Elk Mound

Eau Claire, WI – Joseph Kitzberger of Ellsworth saw some advantage when the Industrial Mechanics program at Chippewa Valley Technical College switched to an all-online format. But he is also very happy to be back in the program lab in Eau Claire this summer. “I liked the online learning because I live an hour away,…

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Dunn County adds referendum question on fair redistricting to November ballot

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Board has approved adding a non-binding referendum question to the November ballot asking whether the Wisconsin Legislature should create a nonpartisan procedure for drawing legislative and congressional district maps. The time has come to ask the state Legislature to enact fair redistricting, said James Tripp, county…

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Elk Mound schools staff re-opening committee to start meeting mid-July

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — A committee comprised of Elk Mound school district staff members will begin meeting in mid-July to start planning for the fall semester in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district intends for school to start September 1, said Eric Wright, district administrator, at the Elk Mound Board of…

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Elk Mound high school student charged with terrorist threats reaches plea deal

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By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  An Elk Mound High School student charged in Dunn County in connection with making terrorist threats has reached a plea deal. The defendant, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, appeared with his attorney, Shelly Tomtschik, before Judge Rod Smeltzer for a plea hearing in…

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Update: Missing individual last seen in Elk Mound found safe

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UPDATE: Subject has been located safe in Woodville, WI. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Elk Mound Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing individual. Austin J. Klopstein, 23 years of age, walked away from a group home in the Village of Elk Mound in the early hours of todays date. Austin…

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EM planning Frisbee golf course in the village

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  Elk Mound has started the ball rolling — or shall we say — the Frisbee flying — to develop a Frisbee golf course in the village. Cynthia (Abraham, village trustee) has become fond of Frisbee golf and believes Elk Mound should have a course, said Steven Abraham, village…

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COVID-19 response plan: EM allows limited use of library and community center

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — While still maintaining other portions of the COVID-19 response plan, the Elk Mound Village Board has approved limited use of the library and the community center. The village should maintain the COVID-19 response plan during the two-to-four-to-six week incubation phase following the state Supreme Court’s decision to overturn…

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Elk Mound offers refunds or reschedule for June village park rentals

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elk Mound Village Board has approved offering refunds or the opportunity to reschedule events at the village park for early June. Although the village board’s next meeting was June 1, the park was rented for June 5 and…

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