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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..

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Menomonie Special School Board Meeting 1/27/2020

Menomonie WI School Board Special Meeting 1/27/2020

Our coverage of the Menomonie School District board meetings will resume tonight after missing several meetings due to staff conflicts. The agenda is attached and video of the meeting will become available some time on Tues., Jan 28.

Updates to Joe Luginbill Story

Joe Luginbill

We have some short updates to the story yesterday about Joe Luginbill. , Luginbill's family today released a statement:

Dear Eau Claire friends and neighbors,

Where in the World is Joe Luginbill?

Updated to reflect previous small claims court issue at the foundation's previous address. Note also that recent information that has come to light brings much of his backstory mentioned below into question. Many of the previously-published stories about his life may be in error or exaggerated. 

Affordable Housing in Dunn County

apartments

Menomonie Wi Affordable Housing Panel 2

The city of Menomonie is working on a 20-year housing plan. The goal of this plan is to increase the amount of affordable housing in the area. Affordable housing is defined as housing that can be rented by families making 60% of the median income in the are, or purchased by families making 120% of the median income. 

Train Derailment Near Knapp - photos

derailment

We have seen very recent reports of a train derailment at Highway 12 at 190th St. near Knapp. Scanner reports indicate that 20-30 cars are off the tracks. There were no injuries from the accident and no hazardous leaks have happened, but highway 12 is closed at the accident. 300 gallons of diesel fuel ran out from the train into a field, and that is being cleaned up.

You Can't Win Weather Continues - update

winter

Update - we are seeing numerous reports from different sources that the roads, particularly in Eau Claire County, are getting dangerous as the temperature drops and black ice is forming on the roadways. Be very careful in the evening commute.

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