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Dunn County COVID-19 Update for Dunn County 4/9/2021

Dunn County new COVID-19 cases per day
April 10, 2021

This is the weekly Friday update for Dunn County's COVID-19 status from Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallager. Today KT discusses the fast increase in vaccinations in the county, but that the rate of infection is slightly increasing. Although we have not really reached a critical rate of infection, the increase is disheartening. 

COVID-19 media briefing for 4/8/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 04/08/2021

April 8, 2021


DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response, along with questions about vaccine and variants.


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases


Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

April 6 election results

Ballot Box
April 6, 2021

In the race for Wisconsin School Superintendent, Democratic and teachers union-backed candidate Jill Underly has defeated Republican-backed candidate Deb Kerr. Returns are still coming in in that race but the race has been called.

Governor Evers Signs Emergency Order Relating To Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

fire crews putting out wildfire
April 5, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers today signed declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 4/5/2021

Menomonie City Council 4/5/2021

April 5, 2021

Meeting is at 7 PM Monday, 3/5/2021

“PUBLIC ACCESS” NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting access is via Zoom Teleconference / Video Conference or, over the internet by going to https://zoom.us/join (URL for Zoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799.

WisEye Morning Minute: Wisconsin holds sixth pandemic election

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WisEye Morning Minute: Wisconsin Prepares for Its Sixth Pandemic-Era Election

April 5, 2021

Today's morning minute covers the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction race. 

Dunn County COVID-19 status report for 3/2/2021

KT Gallagher
April 2, 2021

This is the weekly COVID-19 status report from Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher.

Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns mask mandate

 Governor Tony Evers
March 31, 2021

This morning the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the state-wide mask mandate in Wisconsin was implemented illegally by the governor. This ruling both ends the current mask mandate and prevents the governor from implementing a new one when the current mandate expires on April 

Wisconsin COVID-19 Statistics


The US needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that make it to areas that need it

April 7, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in Tehachapi, Calif., 115 miles from LA.

Jeff Smith - Imagine the Possibilities during the Year of Broadband Access

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 6, 2021

What year is this? You might quickly answer that it’s 2021 and you’d be right. But Governor Tony Evers also declared this as the Year of Broadband Access in Wisconsin. This declaration is exciting and important in more ways than one.


Expand BadgerCare and Bring our Dollars Back Home

Senator Jeff Smith
March 29, 2021

On March 23rd, we commemorated the eleventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law. Since its passage, 2.6 million Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions have benefited from enhanced healthcare protections. This certainly is an anniversary to celebrate, but it also reminds us that we still have work to do to get more Wisconsinites covered.

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Eau Claire lifts alternate side of street parking early

winter parking
April 7, 2021

Due to a relatively mild winter, an early spring, and good long-range forecast, Community Services Director Renee Tyler, in accordance with authority granted by the City code of ordinances, has issued an order suspending Alternate Side Parking restrictions in the City of Eau Claire effective today through May 1, 2021.  Parking will now be permitted on both sides of the street until November 1, 2021, except in those locations where permanent or temporary parking restrictions are posted or mark

Dunn County Health and Human Services Board Unanimously Supports Health Advisory Encouraging Mask Use

Dunn County Seal
April 5, 2021

Menomonie, Wisconsin-April 5, 2021- The County Health and Human Services Board, comprised of
County Board members and citizen appointees, approved a resolution advising all residents to comply
with the most recent Health Advisory, which directed that all residents of Dunn County should wear a
face covering, covering mouth and nose completely, when indoors or in a public space other than a

Eau Claire mask mandate goes into effect

Mask Wearer
March 31, 2021

Today, the Supreme Court in the case of Fabick v. Evers issued its opinion on the legality of Governor Evers to issue successive Emergency Orders in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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