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The Whitehall city council voted down a request by Hi-Crush to end air quality testing at the company’s mine between Whitehall and Independence. Hi-Crush officials told the council last Tuesday that the request was unrelated to the company’s decision to declare bankruptcy. Those officials also told...

The second free COVID-19 testing site run by the Wisconsin National Guard in Trempealeau County was held at Eleva-Strum High School on Monday of this week. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy)

Both the number of COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County and the percentage of positive tests showed significant increases last week, but the county health department will not yet be mandating masks for residents and visitors.  Last week, the county saw a new record with 46 new positive cases...
  May sales tax collections and unemployment figures suggest Trempealeau County’s economic hit from the COVID-19 lockdown may be easing. The county’s unemployment rate dropped almost six points from April to May, going from 17.6 to 12 percent, a number that is still historically high for the county...

The Blair Police Department is looking for the person responsible for crashing into a fence where the deer are held at Riverside Memorial Park. (Times photo by Andrew Dannehy) 

Blair Cheese Festival board member David Mattison opened last week’s regular city council meeting by informing council members that the 80th annual Cheese Fest will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On their website the Blair Cheese Festival board released the following: “After...
Three years after the flood that washed out Galesville’s swinging bridge and significant portions of High Cliff park’s trails, the Galesville city council made one of its first moves to spend money on replacing the paths. The renovation project on the trails of High Cliff has been a goal area for...
  The dredging of the upper, silt-collecting pond protecting Bugle Lake in Independence may be completed by next spring, city officials have been told. Russ Kiviniemi of Cedar Corporation told the council Monday that finding a site for the dredged material and government permits are the next steps...
  Arcadia city council members approved $1.5 million in borrowing and decided to use Ashley Furniture Industries design services as they took the next steps to convert a former health clinic into a new city hall. The State Bank of Arcadia last Wednesday was awarded the short-term borrowing package...
  How much of Main Street in Arcadia will be off-limits to parking is expected to get city council attention later this month as the city prepares for state improvements of Highway 95. The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate Main Street, which is also Highway 95, from the...
  A committee is recommending Trempealeau County hire an administrator, an action the county board rejected just three years ago. The county administrator study committee last Wednesday approved sending to the executive finance committee next Monday the recommendation that an administrator be hired...

The Trempealeau County Health Department released the above graphic showing more information about the spread of COVID-19 in Trempealeau County. 

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began locally in April, there were more than 20 new cases in Trempealeau County as the county health department listed the risk of spread as severe and advised residents to stay home. The county saw an increase of 33 cases from June 13 to June 20,...

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