Additional Extended Hours at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center and Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area Collection Stations

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The hours at the Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area Collection Stations will be temporarily extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The extended hours are being provided at the request of residents, and to encourage safe social distancing practices at the collection sites. The Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area…

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Dunn County community support during COVID-19

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As of April 4, 2020 there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dunn County. 1 recovered, 3 self-quarantined, and 1 hospitalized. All essential businesses and operations are encouraged to remain open; all employers must consider the best ways to lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace. Consider teleworking, staggered shifts, and increasing physical…

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A New Experience: Drive-in Worships at Trinity and Salem Iron Creek UMC

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Salem Iron Creek UMC drive in worship

Trinity and Salem Iron Creek United Methodist Church members gathered together at a “Drive-in” worship service for Palm Sunday.  Parishioners remained in their cars as Pastor Allen Christensen led the service from a lectern on a wagon.  Songs were sung, scripture was read, and prayers were offered.  What a sight it was to see palms…

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State Supreme Court overturns Gov. Evers’s executive order to suspend in-person voting

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MADISON – Just hours after Governor Tony Evers had signed an executive order Monday, April 6 postponing Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary election until June 9th due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Wisconsin State Supreme court overturned the governor’s order allowing in-person voting to proceed as planned. The State Supreme Court voted 4-2,…

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EM Village Board meets by Zoom, extends COVID-19 response plan

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  It was a “sign of the times,” so to speak. The Elk Mound Village Board met remotely April 1 using the online platform Zoom and agreed to keep the village’s COVID-19 response plan in place and evaluate it again in two weeks. For those who are not familiar…

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Elk Mound Board of Education candidate: Michael Jenson Jr.

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ELK MOUND  — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Elk Mound Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Mark Cedarblade, Michael Jenson Jr., Patrick Rhude and Tim Sivertson. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the candidates.  Here are Michael Jenson Jr.’s answers to the questionnaire. • What…

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Elk Mound Board of Education candidate: Mark Cedarblade

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Mark Cedarblade

ELK MOUND  — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Elk Mound Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Mark Cedarblade, Michael Jenson Jr., Patrick Rhude and Tim Sivertson. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the candidates.  Here are Mark Cedarblade’s answers to the questionnaire. • What is…

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Elk Mound Board of Education candidate: Patrick Rhude

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ELK MOUND  — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Elk Mound Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Mark Cedarblade, Michael Jenson Jr., Patrick Rhude and Tim Sivertson. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the candidates.  Here are Patrick Rhude’s answers to the questionnaire. • What is…

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Elk Mound Board of Education candidate: Tim Sivertson

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Tim Sivertson

ELK MOUND  — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Elk Mound Board of Education in the April 7 election. The candidates are Mark Cedarblade, Michael Jenson Jr., Patrick Rhude and Tim Sivertson. The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the candidates.  Here are Tim Sivertson’s answers to the questionnaire. • What is…

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Dunn County government remains in operation

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Local governments provide essential services and are exempt from the Governor’s recent Mass Gathering and Safer At Home Declarations. The continuation of local government is also essential for a coordinated response to the COVID-19 crisis. Dunn County government remains in operation and employees continue to provide services to the community. This means that residents may…

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