Farmers’ reactions to Ellsworth Creamery

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By Amber Hayden On April 2, the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery sent letters out to the local farmers stating they would be better off to quit dairy farming by receiving the equity in the cooperative for the years 2010 to 2019. Dairy farmer Chris Van Dyk, New Richmond, said there would be no point in selling…

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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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St. Croix County officials review Safer at Home compliance

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HUDSON, Wis. — In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in St. Croix County, officials will review complaints raised about social distancing and nonessential business closure under Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order. Complaints about Safer at Home social distancing noncompliance will first be reviewed by St. Croix County Public Health officials.…

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WestCAP continues most services during COVID – 19 restrictions

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West CAP is a non-profit community action agency providing various poverty alleviation programs and services in St. Croix, Pierce, Pepin, Chippewa, Dunn, Barron and Polk counties in West Central Wisconsin. During this ongoing COVID – 19 crisis, West CAP is considered an “Essential Business” under Wisconsin Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” directive and is continuing…

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Warm Thoughts of Peru

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By Crystal L. Booth Last spring break, there were no quarantines, no battles with Coronavirus, just some worries about the possibility of malaria, upset stomachs, and the less likely yellow fever, as my sons Brendan, Steven, and I headed for Peru. With 17 other souls, mainly from the Diocese of La Crosse and St. Joseph…

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Glenhaven Happenings – 4-8-2020

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Glenhaven News March 28-April 3 We at Glenhaven are coping as best we can with the rules and regulations we must follow to keep everyone healthy and happy. The nicer weather is helping a little, as we can take people outside for a walk on the nice days, which is truly a blessing. That is…

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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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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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Fire Destroys Car in Springfield Township

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CONSUMED BY FIRE — The Glenwood City Fire Department was called to 1083 Rustic Road in the Town of Springfield shortly before noon last Wednesday, April 1 for a vehicle on fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the vehicle, a 2003 Buick LaSabre, fully engulfed in flames and were quickly able to extinguish the fire but the car was a total loss. The vehicle was owned by Shane and Cherri Peterson and their son Kyle Peterson was attempting to jump start the car when it caught fire. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
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Glenwood City School District focusing on academics during state shut down

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By Amber Hayden GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City Board of Education moved forward with a meeting via ZOOM on Monday evening to discuss what is being focused on during the school’s mandated closure. During the closure superintendent Tim Johnson, principals Betsy Haltinner and Patrick Gretzlock, and Pupil Services Director Nicole Brite all agreed that…

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