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DHS confirms first monkeypox case in Wisconsin

Monkey Pox
July 1, 2022

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Wisconssin. It was contracted by an adult in Dane County. The number of monkeypox cases in the US has risen recently. Officials at DHS emphasized that this is not at this time a major concern for the general public. Monkeypox is primarily spread through close skin-to-skin contact and contact with items that have become contaminated with the virus.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op receives grant for new Eau Claire store

MMFC Store Concept
July 1, 2022

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced that they have received a $200,000 grant toward building their new expanded store in Eau Claire. The co-op was among 134 grantees to receive financial assistance awards through the 2021 round of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Menomonie School Board meeting for 6/27/2022

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Menomonie School Board for 6/27/2022

June 26, 2022

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER
215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

AGENDA

I. OPENING ITEMS

Roe protest in Eau Claire

crowd at rally in Eau Claire

Eau Claire Roe Protest

June 25, 2022

A large diverse crowd of people (we would estimate 500) took part in a rally in Eau Claire yesterday to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Several scheduled speakers took part in the rally, after which many individuals spoke about their own experiences and how their lives will be affected by this court ruling. 

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

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WATCH LIVE: President Biden delivers remarks after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

In an expected ruling, this morning the U. S. supreme court overturned the Roe V. Wade decision, turning the legislation surrounding abortion over to individual states. This is a developing story. President Biden is currently speaking about the decision. 

DHS Briefing - COVID-19 vaccine for under 5 year olds

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 06/20/2022

June 21, 2022

What:

DHS experts will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months through 5 years old

Who:

Opinion

“This Was Not a Surprise”: How the Pro-Choice Movement Lost the Battle for Roe

Roe Protest
May 3, 2022

by Alexandra Zayas, ProPublica

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Jeff Smith - The Work for Wisconsin Must Continue

April 14, 2022

When I think about Wisconsin’s future, I can’t help but think about my family’s past. This might sound backwards, but I think many others may feel the same way.

 

I reflect back on the opportunities my father had in starting his own window cleaning business; or the hard work that my wife and I put in to build our home from the ground up in Brunswick; or the cherished memories my daughters made growing up, caring for our many animals on our hobby farm.

 

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‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

June 24, 2022

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

Anti-abortion protestors celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade outside the US Supreme Court on June 24.

Wisconsin DHS recommends changes to COVID mitigation in high-risk counties

Community Risk Map
May 17, 2022

Residents living in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID-19 Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public

As the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to monitor an increase in the spread and impact of COVID-19 across the state, DHS re

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