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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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DC solid waste and recycling expects to shut down January 1

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  The Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling program is expecting to shut down as of January 1. Enough of the municipalities in the solid waste and recycling program decided to pull out of the program by the August 19 deadline that there would not be enough revenue to operate…

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Elk Mound school district planning to proceed with fall sports

By Editor | September 1, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  At least for the time being — and if there are no spikes in COVID-19 cases —  the Elk Mound school district is planning to proceed with fall sports. The Elk Mound Board of Education approved proceeding with fall sports at the August 24 meeting with the condition…

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Elk Mound school district annual meeting sets total tax levy at $3.3 million

By Editor | September 1, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  Electors in the Elk Mound school district approved at the annual meeting a total tax levy for the 2020-2021 school year of $3.3 million of which $2.3 million is for the general fund and $1 million is for referendum approved debt service. The budget hearing and annual meeting…

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EM village board directs work to begin on forming TIF 2

By Editor | September 1, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK  MOUND —  The Elk Mound Village Board has directed the village’s financial consultant to begin the first phase of creating a second Tax Increment Financing District (TIF). In addition to directing Sean Lentz of Ehlers to start the first phase of the scope of services in creating TIF 2 at…

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Elk Mound school board approves 5 day in-person instruction, masks required

By Editor | August 18, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK  MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved five-day per week in-person instruction, masks required, with virtual options for parents who do not want to send their children to school.    The school board approved the risk mitigation re-entry plan for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic  at a…

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Kind and Van Orden win August 11 primary for 3rd U.S. Congressional District

By Editor | August 13, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX —  Incumbent United States Congressman Ron Kind has won the Democratic primary and Derrick Van Orden has won the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District in the August 11 primary election. Kind (La Crosse) faced Democratic challenger Mark Neumann (LaCrosse). Kind received 52,995 votes (81 percent), while Neumann…

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Developer proposing to build Dollar General store in Elk Mound

By Editor | August 11, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  A developer from Appleton is proposing to build a Dollar General store in Elk Mound and is preparing to make an offer to the village board for the empty lot east of the village hall. Mike Pfefferle of Pfefferle Companies Inc. spoke to the the Elk Mound Village…

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Proposed Settlers Ridge development in Elk Mound could add 1,000 residents

By Editor | August 11, 2020

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND —  A proposed development in Elk Mound could add up to 1,000 residents to the village, which had a population of 878 in the 2010 census. Jim Rooney, representing Settlers Ridge LLC, spoke about creating a second Tax Increment Finance District for the development at the Elk Mound Village…

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Gov. Evers Announces Mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard to Support August Election

By Editor | August 5, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the August 11, 2020, primary elections across Wisconsin. The announcement comes as last week the governor issued Executive Order #82 authorizing the Wisconsin National Guard to provide support during the August election. Individuals interested…

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