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Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and Dunn County pause Johnson and Johnson vaccine delivery

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 04/13/2021

April 13, 2021


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is instructing Wisconsin vaccine providers to stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a federal review of adverse side effects reported. 

The 2021 Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearing is now open

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The Wisconsin Conservation Congress: Advocating for Wisconsin’s Outdoors

April 12, 2021

The Spring Conservation Congress is your opportunity to weigh in with the Wisconsin DNR on many different matters of importance for conservation in the state. The Conservation Congress was started in 1934 by Aldo Leopold and is the only structure of its type in the US. The spring Public Hearing and County Meeting opens at 7 PM tonight and runs for 72 hours. 

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

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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. 

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Jeff Smith - Schools, Children and their Future

State Senator Jeff Smith
April 12, 2021

You may have heard politicians and the media use the line that schools should “open” or schools have a plan to “re-open.” This has caused a lot of confusion because schools never stopped providing support and instruction to their students. Teachers never stopped teaching. Yes, to protect students and families, many districts had to adjust their methods of instruction, but the work never stopped.

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.


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Mai Xong resigns from Eau Claire City Council to pursue position in Evers administration

Councilwoman Mai Xong
April 12, 2021

City Clerk Carrie Riepl received the attached correspondence from former Eau Claire City Council Member Mai Xiong, indicating Ms. Xiong’s resignation from her service on the Eau Claire City Council effective April 9, 2021.

Eau Claire lifts alternate side of street parking early

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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

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