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St. Croix County accident sends two to hospital

A two-vehicle accident at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 sent two Boyceville teenagers to the Westfield Hospital in New Richmond. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by Shiann L. Wagner, 18, of Boyceville was northbound on Highway 128 and failed to stop at the stop sign on Highway…

“Beds 4 Kids” aims to help families taking in children for foster care or kinship care

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  “Beds 4 Kids” is wondering if you could help. “About two years ago, we got placement of three (of our) grandchildren, and when we got them, we didn’t have sleeping arrangements for them. They were sleeping on an air mattress,” said Robyn Lee of New Auburn. “We had friends…

Elk Mound girls win state powerlifting competition, boys finish as runners-up

Colfax competitors do well too! By Amber Hayden APPLETON — The Colfax and Elk Mound powerlifting teams departed for the state tournament on Friday, March 1, to take part in the two-day competition held Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3 in Appleton. Elk Mound had 37 lifters qualify for the state competition, which was the largest in the state of…

Otter Creek residents concerned sex offender house “uninhabitable” and too close to children

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF OTTER CREEK   —  Town of Otter Creek residents who attended a public meeting about Chapter 980 sex offenders being placed in the township said they are concerned the house is “uninhabitable” and too close to neighboring children. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department held a public meeting at the…

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