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City of Blair residents will narrow the field of mayoral candidates from three to two and voters across the state will decide on the two most-qualified candidates to Wisconsin’s top education official at the spring primary election this coming Tuesday.  The Blair race has three candidates looking...
The Village of Trempealeau board approved a resolution confirming Trempealeau Municipal Electric’s interest in participating in a project to address an anticipated energy shortfall among their fellow Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) members. GLU, a municipal electric company serving Trempealeau and nine...
As Independence officials embark this spring on a pollution-control project to fortify the banks of streams and slow down the flow of phosphorus into the Trempealeau River, they will also be dealing with some firsts. “We’re the pilot program for a (state Department of Natural Resources) low-...
The Independence school board held a community forum at their regular meeting last week, where projections were shared on the potential tax impact of the $700,000 referendum proposal on the spring election ballot. District administrator Barry Schmitt projected a mill rate increase to $9.22 next...
The Blair city council filled two vacancies on Monday and had a lengthy discussion about an issue with an upcoming street project.  The meeting started with Mayor Ardell Knutson recommending the council approve Dennis Stephenson as the new Ward One alderman, replacing Wanda Cartrette, who resigned...
As the Arcadia city council considers its first court action against the owner of property deemed untidy — and gets pushback from at least one resident on limits on where cars can be parked — it is expected to consider modifying the parking ordinance. The modified ordinance would add impermeable...

Micabil “Mike” Diaz has been working as the assistant district attorney in Trempealeau County since December.            (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

Trempealeau County may be atypical in one enviable way: It doesn’t have a high incidence of the serious crimes such as murder that the county’s new assistant district attorney has experienced elsewhere. “I think the community is, well, overall pretty safe,” said Micabil, or Mike, Diaz in an...

 

 

After some debate on who should be charged more for renting out park shelters, the Ettrick village board voted to increase the price for anyone who rents the shelters out. The board voted to increase the price of the Redsten Shelter at Dusso Park from $75 per day to $125 and the shelter at Game...

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27 01:09 — Galesville: Caller reporting a possible domestic incident. 14:35 — Arcadia: A female in her late 50s fell and is unconscious. 15:50 — Trempealeau: A four-door pickup is parked at the end of a road. The windows are smashed out and it has no license plates. 16:11 —...
Independence parks will be open this year and, as was the case in 2020, the city will ask users to police themselves and comply with pandemic safeguards. “There were no incidents last years,” said Mayor Robert Baecker at Monday’s city council meeting. “Everybody used good judgment.” Council member...

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