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Community Conversations on Health Care

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October 3, 2022

There will be a Community Conversations meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM to discuss the upcoming Heath Care Referendum in Dunn County. The meeting will take place at United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, WI. 

The text of the referendum reads "Shall Congress and the President of the United States enact into law the creation of a publicly financed, non-profit, national health insurance program that would fully cover medical care costs for all Americans?”

Menomonie School District committee votes to keep two books in general use in the schools

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Menomonie Schools Reconsideration Committee Meeting

September 30, 2022

On September 29 at 4 PM the Menomonie School District held a Reconsideration Committee Meeting. This committee has not met for a very long time and reconsidered two books that are in the school libraries of the district. Distrrict resident Josie Pillman has filed a complaint about two books It Feels Good to Be Yourself and Love Makes a Family. The agenda and policy for purchasing and reconsidering educational materials in the district are attached below.

COVID updates from Dr. Hall - Holding Steady

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September 29, 2022
COVID Update for Dunn County - holding steady. Apologies for the long absence, but the busy-ness of the semester plus decreases in frequency of data reporting from Wi DHS have delayed things a bit. Fortunately, we are not seeing a spike in cases now that schools are back in session. This is different from some other regions of the country and may well be due to the high rates of previous infection here due to less robust mitigation measures than other places.

Fire overnight at The Great Escape

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September 28, 2022

Menomonie fish-fry favorite bar The Great Escape had a major fire at approximately 2 AM on Wed. Sept. 28. At the moment we know nothing about the possible cause of the fire.

Menomonie School Board special meeting for 9/26/2022

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Menomonie School Board 9/26/2022

September 26, 2022

(Per Wis. Stat. § 19.84(2)) SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
DOWNSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
N2681 460TH STREET, DOWNSVILLE, WISCONSIN
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at: https://vimeo.com/event/2019082

Gunshot wound death in Eau Claire

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September 17, 2022

According to the Eau Claire Police Department, officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots at 12:12 this morning at the intersection of Bergen and Bellevue Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers found a male subject with a gunshot wound and had them transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Jeff Smith - Empowerment Over Shame for Mental Health Awareness

October 4, 2022

Since 1990, the first full week of October has been celebrated in the U.S. as Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the theme is “What I Wish I Had Known.” Advocates are encouraging people to share their experiences about things they wish they had known earlier in their path to healing.

 

Jeff Smith - Empowerment Over Shame for Mental Health Awareness

October 4, 2022

Since 1990, the first full week of October has been celebrated in the U.S. as Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the theme is “What I Wish I Had Known.” Advocates are encouraging people to share their experiences about things they wish they had known earlier in their path to healing.

 

Jeff Smith - Protecting Our Watersheds for a Better Future

September 13, 2022

Since humans have inhabited the Great Lakes region, waterways have been an integral part of travel, trade, farming and culture. Our shallow lakes supplied First Nations people with the wild rice that played an essential role in their culture and diet. Rivers provided a travel route for diplomacy and trade among cultures, allowing for the transportation of fur, timber and trade goods. Streams and wetlands provided homes to an amazing variety of plants and wildlife.

 

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Dunn County burglary and pursuit

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September 29, 2022
DATE OF RELEASE: September 29, 2022
INCIDENT #: D22-01625
SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit - Burglary Suspects
AUTHORIZED BY: Sheriff Kevin Bygd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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On September 29, 2022 at approximately 1:23 AM, the Menomonie Police Department was dispatc

Child dies in farm accident

September 29, 2022
PRESS RELEASE
DATE OF RELEASE:​September 29, 2022​​
INCIDENT #:​D22-01623​
SUBJECT:​Fatal farm Accident
AUTHORIZED BY:​Sheriff Kevin Bygd
FOR IMMED

DNR investigating fish kill near Ellsworth

August 25, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting with the investigation of a fish kill.

DNR staff observed dead fish in Isabelle Creek flowing south along County Road C in Ellsworth, WI. So far, DNR staff have observed over 600 dead trout and a variety of dead forage fish species in Isabelle Creek. DNR staff has been onsite several times since Aug. 17, 2022.

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