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The county’s district attorney, clerk, treasurer and register of deeds all filed nominating papers by Monday’s deadline. As of late Monday only the incumbents, clerk Paul Syverson, treasurer Lauri Halama and register of deeds Rose Ottum, had turned in their completed petitions. District Attorney...
After alleging leading a sheriff’s deputy on a chase in Trempealeau while driving a van pulling a boat, an Oak Creek, Wisconsin, man was arrested for his sixth driving while intoxicated charge. Trempealeau police report that at 2:30 a.m. on May 24, an officer stopped to check a van illegally parked...
A man from Galesville was arrested on suspicion of murder in Minneapolis, Minn. last week as he was accused of shooting someone near a business he owns. Jail records show that John Rieple, 59, of Galesville was booked into Hennepin County Jail at roughly 2 a.m. last Thursday on a murder accusation...

Gundersen Health System's infectious disease specialist Megan Meller said areas like Trempealeau County and La Crosse County have been fortunate thus far to see low instances of COVID-19 but that now is not the time to entirely relax social distancing precautions. (Submitted photo)

Gundersen Health System’s infectious disease specialist Megan Meller said areas like Trempealeau County and La Crosse County have been fortunate thus far to see low instances of COVID-19, but that now is not yet the time to entirely relax social distancing precautions. “People in this area have...
The committee charged with overseeing building a new county justice center approved both seeking bids on preliminary designs for the work and a plan to seek residents’ opinions on the project. The county’s construction consultant, The Samuels Group, will advertise the request for proposals in time...
Trempealeau County sales tax revenue dropped nearly 21 percent in March, the first month business activity was notable affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. County clerk Paul Syverson reported that the county collected $143,474.56 in sales tax revenue in March, compared to $181,964 in March, 2019....

The above map was found in newspaper archives showing the location of Hans Jakob Olson was hung along Brekke Ridge Road in the town of Preston.

Just as shocking as the events that occurred on Nov. 24, 1889, are the people responsible for the lynching of Hans Jakob Olson and the punishment they received. Reading other articles and documents about this incident; there is no shortage of rationales as to why Hans Jakob was lynched, but there...
The Trempealeau village board voted to open their municipal swimming pool at a special meeting held Thursday. In accordance with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the pool will develop regulations for patrons prior to their June 14 opening day. While the majority of these...

Rob Grover (top center) showed off his Trempealeau County shirt to former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden during a round table discussion streamed online last week.           

“It feels like rural Wisconsin gets forgotten about,” Rob Grover, Trempealeau County economic development and tourism coordinator, told presidential candidate Joe Biden. Grover was given the chance to speak with the former vice president under Barak Obama and current democratic presidential nominee...

Trempealeau County Health Director Barb Barczak has been at the center of Trempealeau County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She credits her staff, county officials and the community with meeting the demands of the lockdown driven by the virus. (Times photograph by Debbie Foss)

The woman with the sole authority to shut down Trempealeau County because of COVID-19 also has the unenviable job of balancing the advice of health experts against the aggravation of some members of the community. And despite her state statute-bestowed authority to do “what is reasonable and...

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