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Meet your local candidates in Dunn County

February 22, 2024

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School District of Menomonie Area referendum defeated

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February 20, 2024

All of the votes have been counted in the School District of the Menomonie Area school referendum. The referendum was turned down by the voters. 

YES - 1891 - 41%

NO - 2768 - 59%

Tonight's tally is the unofficial vote - the votes will become official after the vote canvass on Friday. The unofficial vote tally is attached below as a PDF file. 

The turnout for the election was 31%.

Menomonie City Council approves purchases, hears annual police report

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Menomonie City Council Meeting for 2/19/2023

February 19, 2024


City of Menomonie 800 Wilson Ave 1 st Floor

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

6. New Business

Governor Evers signs new maps legislation

Governor Tony Evers
February 19, 2024

This morning Governor Tony Evers signed legislation putting new legislative maps into place. The new maps (which were the ones submitted by the Governor) will make the legislative districts more competitive between the parties compared to the maps submitted by Republicans. They will probably be slightly less favorable to Democrats that some of the other maps that had been submitted by liberal groups. In future weeks we will explore how the new maps affect voting in the Chippewa Valley. 

School District referendum vote on Tuesday

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February 19, 2024

There is an election tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20. Locally the only item on the ballot is the school district referendum, which asks tax payers to approve raising the funding cap for the district by $4.2 million dollars every year. The wording of the ballot question is


Jeff Smith - New Year brings New Opportunities

January 3, 2024

The New Year is a time to look ahead, set goals, and make changes for the better. The best way forward is to glance backward, taking stock of what went well and what can be improved. Then, with last year in the rearview mirror, we can focus on how to make big impacts for the year ahead.

Jeff Smith - A Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

December 7, 2023

Early winter is a magical time. Wisconsinites are blessed with four beautiful seasons and all the recreational opportunities that come with them. Before the doldrums of winter set in, when the season is fresh and new, it’s a great time to get back to the winter activities that truly make our state a winter wonderland. Rather than being stuck in the house, there’s a whole world outside to enjoy.

Getting Tired

Getting Tired by Guy Parsons, PoliticalCartoons.com
December 4, 2023

Guy is a cartoonist, designer and illustrator. He has won a bunch of awards for illustration. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald.

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