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It was another record week in terms of the number of people to test positive for COVID-19 as the Trempealeau County Health Department announced 19 more positive results last week. The new record broke the previous record of 16 set the previous week as the county had 61 confirmed cases as of...
Arcadia officials approved buying a one-time medical clinic building on the city’s east side, giving the city an over 5,000-square-foot site for a new city hall and police department. After a series of closed meetings to discuss the purchase and keep confidential the amount the city was offering,...
Wednesday, June 3 10:27 — Galesville: A rock flew from a dump truck and broke the caller’s windshield.  16:12 — Blair: Caller reported a two-vehicle accident.  16:39 — Osseo: An inmate would like to file a theft complaint. 19:32 — Independence: Caller advised a vehicle swerved at subjects.  19:46...
Arcadia officials endorsed federal engineers taking the next step in their planning of flood works for the city, but made it clear the city was not fully committing to the project. The city’s letter, approved by the council last Wednesday, encourages a division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Clifford Tyson dressed in his Sir Redd Dogg attire to deliver groceries and supplies to residents of the Minneapolis neighborhood in which he grew up. (Submitted photo)

Pain. It wasn’t his neck that the police officer’s knee was on. He wasn’t the one who lost his life and he didn’t personally know George Floyd. But when Clifford Tyson heard about and saw what happened, Pain is what he felt. “Just so much pain,” Tyson said. “Why does this keep on happening? What...
Arcadia officials are scheduled to reconsider their previous decision to not rent shelters in city parks this summer because of concerns about COVID-19. The council at its next regular meeting of June 17 will take a second look at whether the shelters can be safely used. The council previously...
The city of Blair’s park committee is trying to open the city’s aquatic center by July 15, but with some adaptations for the short season.  Wanda Cartrette told the council that the city’s aquatic center will only be open to Blair-Taylor School District students and maintain a maximum capacity of...
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...
It won’t be as busy as it usually is in Galesville on the Fourth of July, but the Galesville Lions Club announced last week that it would still be celebrating the holiday. While many of the events will be cancelled, the club will be holding a drive-through chicken-q starting at 11 a.m. on July 4,...

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