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The Trempealeau village board approved a lodging tax increase, as well as a surveying of the Lake District sewer system at their regular meeting last Thursday. Lodging tax rates will double from 2.5 percent to five percent starting on April 1 after an ordinance amendment passed unanimously aside...
A new county committee is scheduled to have the rough designs and costs that could allow the group to decide what will be included in a new county facility in downtown Whitehall by March. Kurt Berners of Samuels Group, a consultant hired by the county to guide decision-making on a new building,...
Arcadia has been selected as the site for Habitat for Humanity's first home construction in Trempealeau County. Kahya Fox, executive director of the La Crosse area organization which covers Trempealeau County, told the city council last Tuesday that Habitat for Humanity will be seeking the city's...
A Strum man who recorded his plans before attempting to kidnap his wife and pointing a gun at police officers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 11 years of supervision. Appearing in Trempealeau County Circuit Court, La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne Friday said he did not impose...
A woman and her brother were arrested in North Dakota for allegedly running away with the woman's toddler son from Trempealeau County. According to a press release by the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department, Jessica Cleasby, 34, and Jamey Cleasby, 52, - both with Eleva addresses - were arrested...
A seminar on bee keeping will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension office among others in Whitehall on Feb. 19. Nancy Bergman will be on hand to discuss bee keeping and honey bee care. She has assisted her husband with a commercial bee operation outside of Whitehall since 1975. The...
Blair Mayor Ardell Knutson confirmed the retirement of city police chief Tim Wheeler, effective Feb. 20, at Monday's city council meeting. Wheeler has been with the city's department for 20 years. In addition to Wheeler's departure, full-time officer Mark Spaeth is to resign effective Feb. 9 after...
A woman and her brother are facing 12-and-a half years in prison and $25,000 fines after the woman failed to turn her child over to human services and instead fled to another state with her brother. Both Jessica Cleasby and her brother Jamey Cleasby are facing charges of interfering with custody...
Recently proposed statewide legislation by the Mount Trempealeau Corporation (MTC) is seeking to help non-FEMA-conforming homeowners located within state floodplains. LRB 3385 and 5034, which will be discussed in a Wisconsin State Assembly meeting this Thursday, would eliminate existing Wisconsin...
Arcadia officials had no early answers for how the city might raise the significantly higher local costs for a proposed federal flood control plan, or address the worries of some area residents that the network of levees and walls would send water their way. City attorney Terry Madden previewed for...

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