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Menomonie School Board votes provisionally to require masks for grade school

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Menomonie Special School Board Meeting

July 26, 2021

In a surprising vote in the most recent Menomonie School Board meeting, the board voted 5-3 to require masks for K-6 students in the district this fall. This is a reversal from the current policy in which masks are optional throughout the district. This is a provisional vote, and the actual vote for the masking will take place at the next school board meeting on Aug. 9.


Local Food Co-ops to Merge

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July 25, 2021

Local grocery cooperatives Menomonie Market Food Co-op and Just Local Food have announced their intention to merge. The combined stores are intended to be more competitive and to provide better products to the Chippewa Valley at a lower price. 

COVID vaccine popup at the Dunn County Fair

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July 22, 2021

A Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic is being held at the Dunn County Fair from 1-7 PM on July 22-25. Both the Pfizer and J&J vaccines are available. The new COVID variants are a threat to our community and cases are slowly rising again, so this is a great opportunity to get your family vaccinated now before school starts. Those under 18 will require a guardian or parent to give consent for the vaccination. You must purchase an admission to the fair to go to the clinic. 

Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher for 7/16/2021

KT Galagher
July 18, 2021

This is this week's COVID-19 status update with Dunn County COVID-19 Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher. As always, KT explains the current COVID-19 status in Dunn County, and answers your questions. This week she talks about the Delta variant and the possibility of passing it on without being symptomatic. 

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 7/9/2021

July 12, 2021

This is Friday's COVID update from Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher, along with this week's statistics and information on a COVID vaccination clinic to be held on July 14 and 15 in Dunn County.

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 7/12/2021

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Menomonie School Board 7/12/2021

July 12, 2021


A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

D. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

E. Recommendations and Commendations

F. Community Communications

G. Monthly Employment Report (June 2021)


A. Action to Approve Consent Agenda

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 6/28/2021

Menomonie School Board Meeting 6/28/2021

June 24, 2021

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed at: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/j2TAb89N and on this web page. 

Badger Project - Tiffany one of only 14 members of Congress to vote against federal holiday status for Juneteenth

Tom Tiffany
June 22, 2021

Every other House member from Wisconsin – Republican and Democrat – voted in favor


U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, a Republican who represents northern Wisconsin, was one of only 14 members of the House to vote against Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.


Jeff Smith - The Facts About the Birds and the Bees

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 29, 2021

Where does our food come from? It’s a question we think of a lot while grocery shopping or sitting down for a meal with our family. Of course, the answer is our farmers. Farming is hard, but satisfying work. They play a critical role in feeding the world and they rely on climate conditions for a productive crop. Farmers are also aware of pollinators’ essential role in helping them do their job.


Jeff Smith - A Workforce for Everyone

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 22, 2021

Long before I entered politics, I worked in the private sector. From an early age, I was needed for my father’s business to mop floors, empty trash and eventually clean windows. As high school graduation approached, my father sat down with me and laid out why he wanted me to forgo college and continue working with him, hoping someday I’d buy the business from him. Thus, my future, as owner and manager of Bob Smith Window Cleaning, was set.


Jeff Smith - The Budget is Just the Beginning

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 13, 2021

Like many households and businesses, the state operates on a budget. We have a biennial budget in Wisconsin, meaning it begins July 1st of each odd numbered year and ends June 30th of the following odd numbered year.

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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


Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Eau Claire County District Attorney

July 13, 2021
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today he is seeking applicants for Eau Claire County District Attorney. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by District Attorney Gary King’s resignation, effective August 14, 2021. The new district attorney will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2025.

Health Department and UWEC Partner on First Community Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic

June 24, 2021

The final COVID-19 vaccine clinic at UWEC Zorn Arena will be on Wednesday, June 30th from 3pm-7pm.

Community vaccine clinics in July are moving to the Health Department and the UWEC Water Street Parking lot, which will be operated as a drive-through and walk-up clinic. From April 8 to June 23, more than 14,400 vaccine doses were given at Zorn Arena.

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