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Despite the passing of a bill to eliminate cost prohibitions on improvements to get nonconforming buildings above the floodplain, residents in the village of Trempealeau still cannot move forward under the new law. Wisconsin Act 175 was signed into law on March 3, but due to more restrictive...
The Independence council approved a site plan for a Dollar General store to be constructed at the corner of Highway 93 and Indee Boulevard. The plan approved Monday evening shows a store comparable in size to one built in Arcadia. Access will be off Indee Boulevard, according to the plan. Mayor...
The committee charged with overseeing building a new county justice center approved both seeking bids on preliminary designs for the work and a plan to seek residents’ opinions on the project. The county’s construction consultant, The Samuels Group, will advertise the request for proposals in time...
Trempealeau County sales tax revenue dropped nearly 21 percent in March, the first month business activity was notable affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. County clerk Paul Syverson reported that the county collected $143,474.56 in sales tax revenue in March, compared to $181,964 in March, 2019....

Rob Grover (top center) showed off his Trempealeau County shirt to former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden during a round table discussion streamed online last week.           

“It feels like rural Wisconsin gets forgotten about,” Rob Grover, Trempealeau County economic development and tourism coordinator, told presidential candidate Joe Biden. Grover was given the chance to speak with the former vice president under Barak Obama and current democratic presidential nominee...

Trempealeau County Health Director Barb Barczak has been at the center of Trempealeau County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She credits her staff, county officials and the community with meeting the demands of the lockdown driven by the virus. (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

The woman with the sole authority to shut down Trempealeau County because of COVID-19 also has the unenviable job of balancing the advice of health experts against the aggravation of some members of the community. And despite her state statute-bestowed authority to do “what is reasonable and...
  County supervisors approved going forward with a design and promotion plan for a new county building, but made it clear they had not yet approved the project. The county board Monday unanimously voted to allow a construction consultant to prepare a request for proposals for more detailed plans...
  The night after the Supreme Court of Wisconsin knocked down the extension of the COVID-19 emergency order, the Galesville city council met — in person without an option for council members or the public to call in via video or phone —  to discuss responses to the emergency order, among other...
  The city of Whitehall’s interest-free loans to help city businesses weather the pandemic drew interest just hours after Monday’s opening date for applications.  City Administrator Ashley Slaby said three businesses had applied for the funding Monday morning, the first day applications were being...
Because the April 2019 defeat of a curbside recycling referendum could be traced to a confusing question and a rushed effort, the city of Arcadia will ask residents again in November whether they want the expanded recycling services. The city council last Wednesday directed city staff to prepare...

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