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This is the area for all things about the Chippewa Valley - for general purposes we're considering this to be Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, and Pepin Counties..


Menomonie Police make arrest in death of 6-week-old

March 1, 2021

On Friday we reported that the Menomonie Police were investigating the death of a 6-week-old child. On Feb. 19 the police were called to 2421 4th Avenue North for a report of a disorderly male, later identified as Jonathan Scott Lucas. Lucas led the police to an infant who had no pulse and was not breathing. Life-saving measures were attempted but failed. The infant was later identified as Daemyn Michael Lucas.

Menomonie Police report infant death

February 26, 2021

On 2/19/21 at approximately 11:36 pm, the Menomonie Police Department (MPD) responded to 2421 4th Avenue North for a report of a disorderly male. When officers arrived, they encountered an adult male at the door and were directed to a six-week-old male infant that was pulse-less and not breathing inside of an apartment. Officers attempted life saving measures on the infant. The infant was then taken to Red Cedar Mayo by the Menomonie Fire Department (MFD).

Missing Downing teen found

Aryanna Lee
February 9, 2021

Update - according to the Dunn County Sheriff's Office, Aryanna Lee has been found, so they thank the community for their help and no further assistance is needed.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about the disappearance of a 15-year-old from Downing, WI. According to the sheriff's press release:

Dunn County Power Outage

February 4, 2021

Update - power was restored to all areas within a few hours - in time to get power back to people before the cold snap set in.

Winter Weather is here again

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January 23, 2021

So far this winter has been relatively mild by Wisconsin standards, but we're currently in the arms of some genuine winter weather. We've dipped down to zero and below the last two nights, and we're currently in a winter weather advisory for this afternoon and tomorrow.

Eau Claire Library pickup scheduling now online

L.E.Phillips Library
January 20, 2021

The L. E. Phillips Public Library can now accept scheduling for their Park and Pickup system on-line.   You may now select items from the library, after which you will receive an email stating that the items are ready for pickup, which will include a link to the scheduling form on the library's website. You may pick a time to pick up your library materials there within a 50-minute window of time. 

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    A nonpartisan coalition of NW Wisconsin organizations -- including Pierce County Grassroots Organizing, Progress North, the Wisconsin Farmers Union - Pepin Pierce Chapter and the American Association of University Women - River Falls -- is proud to host this special screening of Can You Hear Us Now?, a powerful new film that shows the personal impact of gerrymandering in the state of Wisconsin.

    About the Film:
    Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of four tireless women fighting to have their voices heard, Can You Hear Us Now? unravels the ways that years of one-party control have reshaped democracy in a state in the crosshairs of American politics.

    Watch the film between March 7th - March 10th then join a live Q&A with the filmmakers and a community discussion about what's happening to improve the redistricting process and obtain fair maps in Wisconsin.

    Speakers on March 10th at 6 pm will include:
    Filmmakers Jim Cricchi & Susan Peters
    Film subjects Jenni Estrada & Sheila Plotkin
    Phil Verges, Farmer & Gilman Town Chair
    Jade Livingston, Progress North - moderator
    Additional speakers, to be announced

    You can watch the film any time between March 7th at 8am to march 10th at 11pm. Sign up for the special screening at this link:

    To sign up for the live post-screening discussion and Q&A on March 10th at 6pm, use this link: