Government

Independence residents may keep a flock of up to six chickens under an ordinance adopted by the city council Monday. The ordinance was adopted by a narrow three-to-two vote on the council, which continues to have one vacant seat. Members Rich Theisen and Brad Rebarchek voted against the ordinance....
The lengthy dispute about an invalidated annexation of about 1,250 acres from the town of Lincoln by the city of Whitehall for a proposed sand mine is still inching its way to resolution. The city has issued a check to the township for just under $84,000 for the town’s legal expenses for the nearly...
Controlling how Wisconsin sets its legislative districts is the “most important issue” facing state voters, said Sen. Jeff Smith, (D-Eau Claire) at a listening session in Whitehall. “If we don’t get this accomplished,” Smith told a group of about 10 individuals last Thursday, “lawmakers will not...
Rep. Ron Kind will hold a listening session in Whitehall on Friday at 11 a.m.  Each year, Kind holds listening sessions in all 18 counties of Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District to hear from Wisconsinites about the issues that matter most to them and invites all constituents in the area to...
Those planning to open a new frac sand mine on 1,269 acres in Independence were granted a 90-extension on a city permit to allow them to solidify contracts with investors. The four-to-one vote Monday to grant the extension to Cameron Rail for the city’s conditional use permit came after an appeal...
The city of Arcadia has set limits on how much of a residential lot may be covered with a hard surface, and outlawed parking vehicles on unpaved front or side yards. In other ordinance action last Wednesday, the council upped the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 to bring it into compliance with new...
Reluctant to walk away from the city’s $1 million investment in a federal flood-relief study, the Arcadia council approved spending an additional $92,000 to perhaps conclude the research. The council last Wednesday opted to take the money from funds set aside for rebuilding Gavney Road, a project...

Tim Zeglin

After accusations that Tim Zeglin abused his power as county chair and his defense that he was doing the work of a county administrator, the county board voted 11-to-four to keep him as chair until at least April. Monday’s vote came after six weeks of closed meetings, investigations and citizen...

 

 

The Whitehall council has approved an agreement that calls for Whitehall-Lincoln and Blair-Preston fire departments to be automatically dispatched for structure fires in any of the departments’ districts.  Under terms of the pact approved by the council last Tuesday, Trempealeau County dispatchers...
To advance what he says is the speedy internet connections that are “essential” to improve rural opportunity, the state senator representing the district that covers Trempealeau County has introduced several bills to push broadband. “You can’t have rural prosperity without broadband,” said 31st...

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