PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — The City of Prairie du Chien has welcomed newly hired Fire Chief Tad Beutin to the Prairie du Chien Fire Department. Chief Beutin was sworn in Monday morning at City Hall. Chief Beutin said he is “looking forward” to the opportunity working with the City of Prairie du Chien’s dedicated volunteer firemen and full-time employees, and excited to work with local business owners, citizens, and visitors. Chief Beutin will be acclimating himself with staff and others in the next couple of weeks. Beutin is known by many in town from his time as a devoted employee at Nelson True Value.