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  Wednesday, Jan. 4 00:53 — Osseo: A vehicle spun out into the median.  03:57 — Arcadia: A semi is stuck on the Highway 95 hill.  05:13 — Blair: A vehicle is in the ditch.  06:35 — Whitehall: A vehicle is in the ditch.  11:00 — Blair: A disabled semi is partially in the lane of traffic. It lost a...
Working with federal engineers to correct Arcadia’s flooding problems has been “painful” and even after spending millions on the project homeowners may not be able to shed flood insurance, the city’s liaison on the project told the council. Mike Moran, an Ashley Industries employee lent to the city...
Engineers will further investigate the options for fixing a road within a Trempealeau tax increment district (TID) and believe they may be able to salvage some of the developable land in the process. The Trempealeau village board last week learned that instead of tearing out electrical and water...
“We gotta have water” was uttered more than a few times at last Thursday’s Blair city council meeting as the group approved several recommendations from the city’s water/sewer committee for repairs and maintenance.  The city approved the purchase of two pumps, priced at approximately $5,900, for...
The Independence school board discussed open enrollment options for the 2022-2023 school year, deciding to limit the number of students who can open enroll into the school.   Each year, the school reports capacity for each grade versus projected enrollment. Empty spaces are available for students...
The Village of Ettrick caucus revealed a split amongst board members as trustee Marc Baures was nominated to challenge John Beirne to be the village president.  Beirne, as president, and Baures, as a trustee, were both up for reelection along with trustees Harold Olson and Dan Molstad. With no...
The annual ice fishing contest in Independence is moving forward.  The Elk Rod and Gun Club received their temporary alcohol license, as well as permission to close Second Street from County Highway Q down to lake for the first weekend in February. Council members also approved setting up an ice...
After one board member questioned how he spent his time and another criticized social media posts about him, the county’s corporation counsel’s role was expanded while a new committee studies the county’s management needs. Rick Niemeier will serve as the county’s administrative coordinator for at...
One year after declining a request from one police officer, the Blair city council voted to make an exception to the municipality’s residency requirements for another.   The council voted last Thursday to allow city officer Connor Kokott to move up to 30 miles outside of the Blair city limits,...
Arcadia residents will be able to voice their opinions on the fate of the city’s recreation center on East Main Street at a public hearing next Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the Arcadia High School auditorium at 5:30 p.m. City officials are considering whether to continue to fund use of...

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