Pepin County WI

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Pepin County Sheriff Joel Wener and Pepin County Communications Corrections Officer/Project Defibrillator Replacement coordinator Don Sinz are pictured with two of the new Automatic External Defibrillators. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt This December, the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office began “Project Defibrillator Replacement” to raise funds to replace nine Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs.) Generous community...
Western Wisconsin saw severe weather last Wednesday evening. Above are storm clouds near Nelson last Wednesday, around 7 p.m. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Wednesday evening, severe weather descended on the Durand area once again. The storm system moved into the Pepin County area around 5 p.m., bringing heavy rain and hail. Due to...
Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service visited Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training sessions last Tuesday. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Tuesday, June 20, Todd Krause, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), visited both Durand and Pepin, and hosted storm spotter training...
From left to right are Steven Johnson, DDS, Bethany Friedrich, Dan Richardson, Representative Warren Petryk, Frank Milliren, Heidi Stewart, Gerald Bauer, and James Kraft. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Friday, June 2, State Representative Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) attended the Pepin County Board of Health meeting in Durand. First, the Board heard public comments. Helen Kees...
This year’s Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast will take place at the Schuh farm, in Albany Township. Above is Larry Schuh with his family. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt The 29th annual Pepin County Town & Country Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. This year’s event will be hosted by Larry Schuh. The farm is located in...
Andrea Myklebust addressed a gathering of Pepin County residents on Saturday, March 25, at Pepin Village Hall. The group met to discuss a “Welcoming Community” resolution, following an incident of racial harassment in Pepin.  Lu Lippold photo
Submitted article by Lu Lippold When Alex de la Peña went to open up his Pepin coffee shop one morning in February, he found a hand-lettered sign on his door. It said, “GO BACK MEXICAN.” “It was a...
By Laura Berndt On Wednesday, March 15, the Pepin County Board of Supervisors met, and heard a presentation about the county’s emergency communications system. That evening, the meeting began with...
The above image illustrates the Pepin County portion of the Chippewa River State Trail, which will soon undergo a repair and preventative maintenance project. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Long-anticipated repairs to the Pepin County portion of the Chippewa River State Trail (CRST) are scheduled to take place later this year. Terry Mesch, retired manager of the Pepin...
Discover Wisconsin's Mariah Haberman (right) presents Maria Nelson and Jacki Drier with a "Discover Wisconsin 2017 Choice Destination" banner during Thursday evening's premier party in Pepin. Laura Berndt photo
By Laura Berndt Last Thursday evening, the Pepin County community celebrated the upcoming release of Discover Wisconsin’s “Menomonie and Pepin County – Best of the West” episode at a premiere party...
Pictured above, from left to right, are Leah Hauck of the Menomonie Chamber, Jacki Drier, Greg Smith of Discover WI, Maria Nelson, and Jessica Murphy of Discover WI. Submitted photo
By Laura Berndt Later this month, some of Pepin County’s events and attractions will be featured on “Discover Wisconsin,” a television program that’s part of the Discover Wisconsin Media Network (...

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