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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. 

Chippewa Valley Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration to be Held Virtually

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January 16, 2021

The Chippewa Valley 2021 Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, January 18. This virtual event will be live-streamed on Perigon and Facebook Live on the King Remembrance Program for Eau Claire WI Facebook page. This event will include history, learning, and trainings, culminating in a Conversation about Race and Racism at 5:00 p.m. and a musical tribute at 7:00 p.m.

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    Nora McInerny Redefining Resilience Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Schofield Auditorium Ticket Info (https://uwec.universitytickets.com/) A writer, whose pieces have appeared in the New York Times, TIME Magazine and the Washington Post, Nora McInerny specializes in difficult conversations: death, loss, illness, mental health, trauma, change, and how to move forward with grief with resilience, joy, love and humor. From having the 4th most popular TED Talk of 2019 to her work as the creator and host of the podcast Terrible Thanks for Asking, she regularly dives into the topics most people avoid with refreshing candor, heart and humor. In doing so, she draws upon her own story of profound loss: During six hellish weeks in 2014, Nora miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to cancer and became a widow at age 31 when her husband died from brain cancer. In the ensuing years, Nora became a "reluctant grief specialist," bestselling memoirist, and founder dedicated to shining the light on the dark things in life with wit, humor and heart. Speaking to audiences ranging from business schools and corporations to community and healthcare organizations, Nora uses her personal story about living through loss, grief, change and new beginnings to engage with audiences on a deeply personal and universally human level. Nora connects with millions through her authentic and honest portrayal of shared human experiences in her work. She is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief and No Happy Endings: A Memoir. Her award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking has been praised for its ability to "continuously, unapologetically, ferociously plows into subjects most people are too uncomfortable to touch" (The Atlantic). Nora's essays have been published in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Time, Slate and Vox. She also founded the non-profit organization Still Kickin, which provides grants to help others in need of medical financial support and the Hot Young Widows Club, which comforts and supports those who have lost significant others. Though Nora addresses challenging and uncomfortable topics, she does so with a light touch. Her disarming humor and wit break down the barriers that often isolate people who are going through adversity and change. Her unforgettable talks inspire audiences to face and conquer any obstacle — with the strength that comes from knowing that we are not alone. As one client said, "Months later, we are still talking about Nora's keynote and how it left all of us with such a profound sense of how important it is to value each and every moment." Learn more at https://www.uwec.edu/activities-involvement-leadership/programs-...

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