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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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Base Jumper Caught on Cell Phone Tower

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At approximately 8:37 PM this morning Menomonie Police, Fire, and Streets Department responded to a call from a base jumper who had attempted to jump from a cell phone tower and had become caught in the guy wires. The tower belongs to Charter Communications and is located at 1020 Meadow Hill Drive. He had attempted to jump from the 300 foot tower and was caught on the wire approximately fifty feet above the ground.

Blanket Exercise in Menomonie

Blanket Exercise Menomonie, WI

THE BLANKET EXERCISE is a participatory learning activity to help participants understand how colonization in the United States of America has impacted the people who lived here long beforeColumbus and other settlers arrived.

Menomonie School board discusses LGBTQ student harrassment and bullying

Menomonie, WI School Board Meeting 9/14/2019

Highlights from the 9/14/2019 Menomonie School Board regular meeting:

Smart Girls Rock Event coming on Oct 29

Community Conversations -

Nels Paulson - sociology professor at Stout. Interested in building community and to focus on the environment, water, and building a safe, respectful community around LGBT students.  "We have the right policies, but we need to build the right culture within our schools". 

Boyceville bank robbed - update

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Boyceville police report that the Peoples State Bank in Boyceville was robbed this morning and that both of the Boyceville schools are in a precautionary lockdown. Further details when they are available.

Boyceville police are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspect in this robbery. These are the photos released by the department. The school lockdown ended after a few hours.

UW Stout student found dead

In an email sent to students and faculty today, UW Stout announced that a student had been found dead on campus. 18-year-old Haaris Ameen was from Rochester, MN and was a first year computer and engineering student. No foul play is suspected, and the death is under investigation. Social media posts today indicated that he was found unresponsive in his bed this morning.

Gov. Evers declares tornado path a disaster area

Gov. Tony Evers

Governor Evers has signed Executive Order 47 which declares Chippewa, Dunn, and Clark counties as a disaster area due to the storm and tornado damage this week. This order follows Evers' visit to the Chippewa Valley on Wednesday, where he inspected the damage personally. 

The order directs state agencies to aid in recovery in the counties and also allows deployment of  the Wisconsin National Guard.

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