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Dunn County COVID-19 update

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January 17, 2021

This is this week's COVID-19 update from Dunn County, with Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher. Every week KT answers your questions and gives you information about the status of the virus (and now administering the vaccine) in Dunn County.

Chippewa Valley Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration to be Held Virtually

January 16, 2021

The Chippewa Valley 2021 Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, January 18. This virtual event will be live-streamed on Perigon and Facebook Live on the King Remembrance Program for Eau Claire WI Facebook page. This event will include history, learning, and trainings, culminating in a Conversation about Race and Racism at 5:00 p.m. and a musical tribute at 7:00 p.m.

Governor announces 1B vaccine rollout, extends mask order for 60 days

Governor Tony Evers

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 01/15/2021

January 15, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services held a Media Update at 1:30 PM today. The video is available here. 

Melanie Johnson on PFAS Action Plan

HEAT Presentation 01/13/2021 Melanie Johnson

January 14, 2021

Melanie Johnson of the Wisconsin DNR did a presentation on 1/13/2021 about the new PFAS action plan and the problems with PFAS contamination in Wisconsin. The slide deck from the presentation is attached below.

Catching up with Luginbilled

A discussion with Jodie Arnold and Tyler Haas about the Luginbilled podcast series.

January 14, 2021

We recently about the latest installment in the Joe Luginbill story and the reporting on it done in the.

Live stream of impeachment hearing

U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump

January 13, 2021

This is a live stream of the impeachment debate and vote that is taking place in the US House today. The House is debating the second impeachment for President Donald Trump.

Wisconsin detects new fast-spreading COVID-19 variant

COVID virus
January 13, 2021

On January 12 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services discovered the presence of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Senate modifies Assembly COVID-19 bill - Governor urges passage

Governor Tony Evers
January 12, 2021

In today's Senate session more changes were made to the Assembly's proposed COVID-19 billl, removing many of the items that Democrats and some Republicans in the legislature objected to. The modified bill is now going back to the state Assembly.

Gone are the bans on mandatory vaccines for employment, supermajority votes of school boards and other issues that would cripple local health authorities, and prohibitions of the closing of churches. 

Wisconsin COVID-19 Statistics


Jeff Smith - New Session, Same Story

State Senator Jeff Smith
January 12, 2021

Last Monday, on January 4th, the Wisconsin State Legislature began the 2021-22 legislative session. New members were sworn in and all elected officials looked ahead to the new session.


Inauguration Day is an important reminder that the Legislature includes elected representatives from many walks of life. Our job is to listen to professionals and ensure they have what they need to do their jobs the best they can.


Jeff Smith - Foxconn: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

State Senator Jeff Smith
January 4, 2021

Over time, relationships can go sour. When it happens in one’s private life, the breakup can be agonizing; so much of two people’s lives can be intertwined in a short time. When it’s a public or business relationship, the breakup can be painful and even more complicated. Most likely, there are legal contracts or properties linking the two parties.

Take the relationship between Wisconsin and Foxconn, for example.

Airing of the Grievances 2020

Seinfeld Festivus Image
December 29, 2020

Yes, it's late for Festivus - but the airing of the grievances happens all year long. For a change I'm going to write about them. Don't worry, some time between now and New Years I'll talk about the things in 2020 that I am happy about.

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Gov. Evers and Department of Health Services Call on Federal Government to Distribute More COVID-19 Vaccine

January 11, 2021
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are today calling on the federal government to increase the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state’s weekly allocations. In just nearly three weeks of vaccine allocation and distribution, Wisconsin built up 1,098 vaccine provider locations that stand ready to give vaccinations throughout the state in order to finish Phase 1A and begin vaccinating more Wisconsinites.

Eau Claire Potential COVID-19 exposures

January 7, 2021
Potential COVID-19 Exposure The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at two Eau Claire County establishments: Scooter's Bar and She-Nannigans. Post Date: 01/06/2021 5:06 PM Scooters Bar (411 Galloway St, Eau Claire)- Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 12:45am to 1:45am She-Nannigans (415 Water St, Eau Claire) on Friday, January 1st, 2021 from 2am to 4am

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Events in Washington D.C.

January 6, 2021
Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding events in Washington D.C.

“As are so many Wisconsinites and Americans, I am watching these horrifying events unfold in Washington, D.C. in disbelief. The peaceful transfer of power is at the very heart of our government and our country. This is an attack on our democracy. Period.

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