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Dollar General is considering locating one of its stores at the corner of Indee Boulevard and Highway 93 in Independence. Michael Warner of the city’s IMD Corporation, an organization that works to advance economic development in Independence, said the company is doing preliminary due diligence and...
Local governments received quarterly payments totaling for General Transportation Aids (GTA) from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on April 6.  The highest amounts received locally were by the town and city of Arcadia, receiving $85,226.04 and $76,998.71.  Other townships to...
Independence officials considered but decided they didn’t have the authority to rebuff the governors’ business restrictions that don’t take into account the circumstances of rural Wisconsin. “(Gov. Tony Evers) only cares about Madison and Milwaukee,” Mayor Robert Baecker said Monday during a city...
After a slight pause to consider the effects of the virus restrictions on the housing market, Independence council members awarded the contract for Markham Addition, set lot prices and approved covenants. The council Monday awarded the contract to build roads and city services to the development...
The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors will be asked to revisit whether the county should have a full-time administrator, a question to which the board said no three years ago. “There was a need in 2017, and an even greater need now,” said supervisor Tim Zeglin as he successfully encouraged...
A committee charged with finding options for a new county building appeared to favor a courthouse and sheriff’s department addition, though the county’s circuit court judge noted a whole new facility might better meet the county’s long-term needs. Kurt Berner of Samuels Group, the county’s...
A county committee declined to waive interest on unpaid property taxes amid concerns the county’s revenue will take a hit from COVID-19 shut down. County treasurer Lauri Halama told the executive finance committee Monday that a new state law allows counties to eliminate interest on delinquent...
In hopes of preventing future flooding, the Blair city council, at its montly meeting last Tuesday, approved a project that could help water flow down Tappen Coulee Creek. The first phase of the project was done last year, clearing trees and sediment from the portion of the creek near Broadway St...
The Blair city council heard a report of someone interested in possibly opening a hotel downtown.  City clerk Susan Frederixon told the council she had discussions with a person who was interested in possibly turning the former Grocery Store building into a hotel. However, city attorney Alan...
With only three applicants the first time around, the Blair city council voted to repost the chief of police position, this time offering more money. Interim chief Randy Jensen provided a report to the council telling them they received just three applicants, only one of which he would consider...

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