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Jeff Smith - Stop the Spread of CWD

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re only three days away from gun hunting season in Wisconsin. Hunters are prepared and eagerly anticipating the time to look out from their deer stand. It would seem Wisconsin is prepared for the upcoming hunting season.

 

Solid Waste and Recycling changes coming to Dunn County

Dunn County Solid Waste Meeting

Solid Waste Special Meeting for Dunn County, WI

Changes are coming to solid waste collection and recycling in Dunn County. Recently the hours at the Downsville Transfer Station were changed and reduced, but more drastic changes are coming to Dunn County. This article will explain some of the needs for change, and what some of the upcoming changes will be. The detailed calendar changes are attached, along with some supporting documents. The video provides a much deeper detail into what is happening and why.

Local Organic Milk Supplier Closing

Castle Rock Logo

We are very sorry to hear that local organic dairy pioneer is closing down. Castle Rock was one of the first dairies in the area to ship organic milk in returnable glass bottles and has since expanded to produce ice cream, eggs, and butter.

Dunn County Passes Wheel Tax

County Board

Dunn County Wisconsin Yearly Budget Hearing

This is our video coverage of the annual Dunn County Budget hearing. The primary thing that happened of interest in this meeting was passing the proposed $20 per vehicle wheel tax. The wheel tax applies to cars, SUV's, light trucks that are registered in the county. The tax is expected to raise $725,000 that will be used to maintain the 425 miles of county roads. This money cannot be used to maintain roads in the city of Menomonie.

Reengineering Infrastructure For A Wetter Wisconsin

Flooding throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin, is dangerous, costly and becoming a more frequent occurrence. Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods in the northern part of the state, and in places like Madison, floodwaters took weeks to recede after heavy rainstorms in 2018. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?

Menomonie High Embedded Associate's Degree

Menomonie School Board Meeting 11/11/2019

The Menomonie School board meeting of 11/11/2019 discussed the embedded business management associate's degree that will be offered soon. Brian Seguin, director of instruction, assessment, and 4k programming described how this will allow Menomonie High School students to obtain a college degree while they are attending high school. This program is in conjunction with Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Lafayette County Board tables SWIG ordinance

Criticizing the reporting of the SWIGG study

In a sometimes-contentious meeting tonight, the full Lafayette County Board let the proposed ordinance to control the release of information on the SWIGG study die for the time being.

Lafayette County committee passes amended rule on SWIGG study information release

Update - I just spoke to board member Kriss Marion. The meeting has ended, and the Land Conservation committee passed the rule with several amendments.

Jeff Smith - Playing the Blame Game

Senator Jeff Smith

President Harry Truman followed the mantra, ‘the buck stops here.’ These are honorable, and even courageous words to lead by. His motto was displayed on his White House desk and was proudly expressed in his speeches.  He reminded us not to pass blame on to others.

 

This is exactly what’s happening now in Wisconsin.

Special Meeting to be held on shortening Solid Waste Facility Hours

We that the hours for the Downsville Solid Waste Transfer center were being shortened as of November 1. It is now clear that this is only the beginning of possible cuts to the hours of county transfer centers.

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