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Menomonie Police ask for "Food For Fines"

November 9, 2020

Menomonie– Today marks the start of the Menomonie Police Department’s fifth annual ‘Food For Fines’program. The program runs from November 1 until December 31, with donations benefitting the SteppingStones of Dunn County food pantry.

Battle of the Badges blood drive

Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson
October 20, 2020

The Menomonie Police Department, Menomonie Fire Department, Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and UW-Stout Police Department are preparing for the first-ever Battle of the Badges blood drive this week. This is a friendly competition to see which of these public service agencies can get the most people to donate blood, since blood donations have been down during the pandemic.

Menomonie School Board discusses COVID-19 status and other issues

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Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/28/2020

September 28, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines from the Dunn County Health Department, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed on this page and will go live shortly before 5:30 on Sept. 28.

Eau Claire County looking for information on dog bite incident

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September 17, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is seeking assistance in locating a dog that bit a 10-year-old girl, Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m. The bite occurred at the entrance the tunnel of Birch Street and Hastings Way (near the old YMCA tennis building) in Eau Claire, WI. 

Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling will cease operations Jan. 1

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Solid Waste & Recycling Zoom Meeting - 09/03/2020

September 3, 2020

Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling will stop handling waste and recycling on January 1, 2021. Due to drastic changes in the recycling industry, the cost of handling recycled materials has skyrocketed over the past few years. Because of this the costs of running the program for municipalities in Dunn County has increased, and the cost of residents in the different municipalities in the county was scheduled to increase quickly

Conversations in Color - Monumental Problems

Monumental Problems : Conversations in Color

August 23, 2020

This is another in the series of community conversations from the Pablo Center.

This week's topic will be the background of various controversial monuments and responses to them with resident panelist Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton as well as panelists Dr. Cheryl Jimenez-Frei (UW-Eau Claire), and Dr. La'Trice Donaldson (UW-Stout). Hosts are Ed Hudgins and Sheng Lor Waldinger.

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Yesterday, January 17

  • Steve Hanson
    12:14pm

    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.

    To register for this event on Perigon, please visit: 

    To view this event on Facebook Live, please visit: 

    Portions of this event will also be broadcast locally on Converge Radio, 101.9 FM.

    This year’s Chippewa Valley Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration is a collaboration between Uniting Bridges, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Converge Radio, the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin- Stout, the City of Eau Claire, and the City of Altoona.

    “This event will bring area residents together to celebrate their commitment toward a more united community enriched by its diversity.” President of Uniting Bridges and event organizer Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton said.

    Beginning at 12 p.m., this event will feature a collection of readings, artwork, educational sessions, trainings, music, discussions, and more. Local experts share their knowledge of topics ranging from “How does the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the Chippewa Valley affect us today?” and “Race, Civility, and the First Amendment” to panels discussing Race & Religion and the ABCs of Racism.

    Hear from community leaders who share their thoughts on building trust, unity, and repairing relationships all in the spirit of Dr. King’s message. Find out more about the Transformation Project- a regional anti-racist initiative that seeks to create an inclusive and affirming community for all people.

    At 7 p.m., Converge Radio will present We’re Still Dreaming, a musical tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior featuring music and spoken word pieces from local artists including Irie Sol, Naalia, David Billingsley, TeaWhYB, Jerrika Mighelle, The Nunnery, Them Coulee Boys, Justin Jay Arnold and Dylan Martinson.