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Dunn County COVID-19 update for 10/8/2021

Dunn County Health Administrator KT Gallagher
October 8, 2021

As always KT runs through the numbers for the state and county, and then answers your questions.

Menomonie School Board meeting 10/11/2021 to discuss masking and gender support

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 10/11/2021

October 8, 2021

 This evening's agenda includes three items introduced by board member Angela Skillings.  The first is an action item to change the masking policy in the district to be fully optional for all students and to force the board not to re-consider that policy but to depend on the Superintendent of Schools to stop instruction  as necessary if COVID-19 is out of control.

The second item is a discussion item about gender support plan in the district.

Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher for 10/1/2021

Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher
October 2, 2021

As always, Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher give you the COVID-19 statistics for Dunn County and answers your questions. 

Menomonie School Board for Oct. 3 canceled

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September 30, 2021

This meeting has been canceled as of Saturday afternoon.

On Monday Sept. 27 the Menomonie School Board changed the masking policy for the district to require masks on all students in grades K-6 until such time that vaccines became available for students in that age range. 

Wisconsin DHS Media Conference on COVID-19 booster shots

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 09/30/2021

September 30, 2021


DHS experts will answer questions about COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster doses.


  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Stephanie Schauer, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Immunization Program Manager


Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Menomonie School Board approves compromise mask requirement

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 9/27/2021

September 27, 2021

The Menomonie School Board tonight approved a compromise masking policy. Students in K-6 classes will be required to wear masks in school until such time that those students may be fully vaccinated. This does not apply to teachers, for whom masking will remain optional. The mask mandate for younger students passed 5-4 after a very long discussion.



Dunn County changes gathering size recommendations

KT Gallagher
September 25, 2021

Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher has announced a change in the recommendations for gathering sizes in Dunn County due to COVID-19. The case burden in the county is very high, at 886.6 cases per  100,000 people, and the vaccination rate in the county remains low, at 42.5% of residents.


Jeff Smith - Stop and Talk

Senator Jeff Smith
October 20, 2021

For many, a favorite thing to do this time of year is taking a drive to enjoy the natural beauty of our state. I often mention how fortunate we are in Wisconsin to have such a beautiful landscape all year-round, particularly now when the fall colors really draw attention and attract driving tours.


Jeff Smith - Helping Students Reach their Dreams

State Senator Jeff Smith
October 6, 2021

If you ever asked a kid what they want to be when they grow up, I’m sure you heard a good answer. Kids dream of being an astronaut, firefighter, teacher or doctor. With all the confidence in the world, a kid can assert they want to grow up to be the President of the United States. Kids have big dreams and see endless opportunities in their future.


Jeff Smith - Enough Talk, Let’s Act

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 22, 2021

I find that participating in a task force or study group can be an eye opening and enriching experience that helps me grow as a person. Without better understanding an issue, state leaders can be flailing in the dark, but hearing from experts and reading about solutions that have worked in other states can help guide our work.


Press Releases and more

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Announces October Virtual Launch of Statewide Educator Network

October 14, 2021
Chippewa Falls, WI - Citing the growing influence of women owning and managing land in Wisconsin, a coalition of agriculture and conservation organizations has announced the launch of a Wisconsin Women in Conservation Educator Network to convene, equip, and support conservation educators, professionals and volunteers who work with women landowners and farmers across the state.

Dunn County leaders urge vaccinations and masks

Dave Bartlett
August 18, 2021

Dunn County Wisconsin, August 18, 2021 – Dave Bartlett, Chairman of the Dunn County
Board of Supervisors, and Diane Morehouse, Dunn County Board Supervisor and Chair of the
County’s Health and Human Services Board, have issued an appeal to all residents of the County
to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and to wear masks when out of the home. The appeal comes as
Dunn County is experiencing a significant rise in COVID-19 infections. “A troubling change

Kiss The Ground - a film about regenerative agriculture

Kiss the Ground Official Movie Trailer (2020)

July 19, 2021

The Healthy Environment Action Team (HEAT) of the Health Dunn Right coalition is holding a free showing of the documentary


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