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County businesses reeling from the COVID-19 lockdown are still confused about how to reopen and could benefit from formal county guidance. “To say a lot of businesses are struggling is an understatement,” Rob Grover, director of economic development and tourism told the committee overseeing the...
After June began with a day that didn’t have any new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County, the rest of the week showed a drastic climb with 16 new cases, according to the Trempealeau County Health Department. Last week was the first week with multiple days in which no new cases were reported since...
A Galesville man who was arrestedon a murder accusation was released without charges last week. John Rieple was booked into Hennepin County Jail at approximately 2 a.m. on May 28, but was released on June 1 without any charges being filed. The official reason for Rieple’s release was because people...
The number of positive COVID-19 tests continued to increase last week with seven more to finish the month of May with 26 positive tests, 11 of which are people residing in the Arcadia area.  While the Trempealeau County Health Department has declined to release data regarding the positive tests. An...
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....

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