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2009 in review: Top local stories
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MONROE - It's been times of hardship and renewal throughout 2009.From the new Justice Center, to the revamped Square, there have been many new, exciting things happening in the area. The year has brought some terrible tragedies; most recently the devastating fire in Blanchardville, Dec. 21, which claimed the lives of four people. Here are the top stories as voted on by the Times newsroom staff.