Government

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...
Independence council members narrowed the range of prices they’re considering for lots in the city-developed Markham Addition residential project, and could reach a final decision in May. After meeting with representatives of Northern Investment Company, council members Rick Theisen and Jason Ekern...

Members of the Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors were sworn in for new terms by Trempealeau County Circuit Court Judge Rian Radtke last Wednesday. (Times photo by Debbie Staff) 

The Trempealeau County board selected a new chair to succeed Tim Zeglin who angered two county employees and several citizens during a public meeting in January. John Aasen, previously vice chairman, was elected chair on the second ballot by supervisors last Tuesday during the board...
Work may begin soon on a four-lot residential development west of Fairfield Street in Arcadia after city officials approved the project. The project, to be developed by Richard Schank, includes a new road that could lead to additional homes further west of those approved by the city council Monday...
The incumbents mostly emerged victorious as there were very few changes following a controversial spring election. The election was briefly postponed until June after Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order, but that order was fought by the Legislature and the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled...
The county human services department is offering a “Caring Call Line” for individuals who would like to receive periodic check-up calls. “Moving through this health crisis can be extremely difficult and scary for many people,” said Deb Suchla, director of the Trempealeau County Department of Human...

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