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George Floyd Protest today in Menomonie

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Menomonie, WI George Floyd Protest 6/3/2020

June 3, 2020

There will be a protest for the death of George Floyd today in downtown Menomonie, at the corner of Broadway and Main.

Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling Hours expanded

Dunn County Waste Hours
June 2, 2020

Collection hours at the Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling collection sites have changed. The sites which had been previously closed after the start of the pandemic have been re-opened, and hours at the main site on Highway 29 have been expanded. 

In other changes, there will be no Clean Sweep event in Dunn County this year.

Menomonie Public Library opens today

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June 1, 2020

The Menomonie Public Library re-opens today for public use. Only twenty people will be allowed in the building at one time, and they ask that patrons wear face masks and maintain six feet of social distance while in the library. The library may be used to check out materials, to use the public computers, and to make copies.

George Floyd Remembrance Vigil and Community Discussion

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May 31, 2020

We will carry the Facebook Live stream of this Eau Claire community event today at 3 PM. More details are available on the

Eau Claire George Floyd Protest

May 31, 2020

Thanks to WQOW for the Facebook Live feed. Several hundred protesters gathered in Eau Claire today to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. Thus far the protest has been very peaceful. There will also be an online event this afternoon at 3 PM which we will carry here as well as helping with the Zoom live stream.

Eau Claire Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Temporarily Closing

May 26, 2020

As part of the Grand Avenue Plaza project, the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge will be temporarily closed for the installation of a storm sewer and to pour concrete. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution when traveling through this area.

Work is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29,  from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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    6:09pm

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    Claudia Schmidt is a truly gifted master of folk music, jazz and the spoken word. A Midwestern treasure, she is renowned for her spellbinding performances, enchanting presence, gorgeous voice and exquisite work on dulcimer and guitar. Whether performing in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV or radio, her music delights with clarity, humor and wonder. So much more than a simple performer with a talent to entertain, Schmidt transports audiences into her world with a rapt, almost child-like sense of discovery.

    You may have heard her numerous appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and at The Folk Project’s Acoustic Getaway and Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series, but her accomplishments as a beloved national artist extend far beyond those well-respected realms. Her many recordings on Flying Fish/Rounder Records, both as a soloist and as a duo with Sally Rogers, are cherished throughout the folk community. Her later recordings delve into the worlds of jazz, folk/acoustic and the spoken word. Her award-winning scores for theatrical productions have garnered wide acclaim.

    This Stayaway e-concert will be a tour de force. Claudia’s literate and intelligent approach, with passion and compassion for people and the world around us, is overwhelming and thrilling.

    https://www.claudiaschmidt.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAODdSsNALQ&feature=emb_logo
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    Join us Every Tuesday & Friday at 7:00 p.m.

    Folk Project Acoustic Stayaway concerts are FREE. In the fine forty-year tradition of our Troubadour, all donations made during the show will go directly to the performer.

    Think of this as your e-Troubadour. It takes a few minutes on your end, so join at 6:50 for a 7:00 launch.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/947706622406080/

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    5:09pm

    On Thursday, September 3rd, from 12:30-1:30, the featured
    speaker in UW Eau Claire-Barron County´s weekly lecture series will be Wanda
    McFaggen, an enrolled member of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin,
    who resides in the West Hertel community of St. Croix. She was born in Oregon but raised in Chicago’s
    Uptown area with 6 brothers and 3 sisters; she moved to the St. Croix
    reservation about 1983. Wanda’s spirit
    name is Bedobanukwe (Be-dob-a-nu-kwe,) which roughly translates to Daybreak
    Woman. She is from the Migizi (Eagle) Clan and is also Second Degree Midewewin.

    McFaggan established the St. Croix Tribal Historic
    Preservation Department in August 2000 for the protection and preservation of
    cultural, historical and archaeological resources on St. Croix reservation
    lands. She will discuss her role as
    Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and what she does to oversee all things
    significant to the St. Croix band, such as Archaeological/Sacred Sites, Burial
    Mounds, research into tribal members, history and traditions, as well as
    restoring tribal traditions that are in danger of being forgotten. She will
    also explain how her work relates to the National Historic Preservation Act and
    how it informs audiences that may be tribal members, non-native communities and/or
    local colleges.

    McFaggan´s presentation is part of the Thursdays from the U
    Lecture and Performance series. Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 series
    will be held entirely online. To access the live-streamed events, visit
    the Thursdays at the U webpage at www.uwec.ly/Thursdays
    at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event. There you will
    find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the fall schedule,
    news releases for each talk, and archived recordings. Thursdays from the U is
    sponsored by the UWECBC Foundation.

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    4:09pm

    Don Siniff is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota. He received his master´s and bachelor´s degrees from Michigan State University and his Ph D, in 1967, from U. of Minnesota. Prior to his PhD work, he spent time in the Air Force and worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as their biometrician. In 1968, when the National Science Foundation was looking for scientists interested in censusing the seals of Antarctica, he began work on that project. His first trip to Antarctica was on the ice breaker Glacier. His involvement with the southern-most continent would continue for 30 years. His students´ projects have also involved tigers in Nepal, manatees in Florida, and sea otters in Alaska and California.On Thursday, September 24th, from 12:30-1:30, he will first talk a bit about the Antarctic, the pack ice, and the marine ecosystem in general. Then he will describe the four species of Antarctic seals, the team´s research projects and the seals´ general life histories. Dr. Siniff will also share some of his photos of penguins, and maybe some of the fish of the region.This talk is part of the Thursdays from the U Lecture series, which due to COVID-19, will be held entirely online during fall 2020. To access the live-streamed events, visit the Thursdays from the U webpage at www.uwec.ly/Thursdays at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the lecture. There you will find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the fall schedule, news releases for each talk, and archived recordings. The series is free and open to the public thanks to financial support from the UWEC-BC Foundation.

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    https://calendar.uwec.edu/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5NlipGsV5XzO8...

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    4:09pm

    On Thursday, September 3rd, from 12:30-1:30, the featured speaker in UW Eau Claire-Barron County´s weekly lecture series will be Wanda McFaggen, an enrolled member of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, who resides in the West Hertel community of St. Croix. She was born in Oregon but raised in Chicago’s Uptown area with 6 brothers and 3 sisters; she moved to the St. Croix reservation about 1983. Wanda’s spirit name is Bedobanukwe (Be-dob-a-nu-kwe,) which roughly translates to Daybreak Woman. She is from the Migizi (Eagle) Clan and is also Second Degree Midewewin.McFaggan established the St. Croix Tribal Historic Preservation Department in August 2000 for the protection and preservation of cultural, historical and archaeological resources on St. Croix reservation lands. She will discuss her role as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and what she does to oversee all things significant to the St. Croix band, such as Archaeological/Sacred Sites, Burial Mounds, research into tribal members, history and traditions, as well as restoring tribal traditions that are in danger of being forgotten. She will also explain how her work relates to the National Historic Preservation Act and how it informs audiences that may be tribal members, non-native communities and/or local colleges. McFaggan´s presentation is part of the Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance series. Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 series will be held entirely online. To access the live-streamed events, visit the Thursdays at the U webpage at www.uwec.ly/Thursdays at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event. There you will find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the fall schedule, news releases for each talk, and archived recordings. Thursdays at the U is sponsored by the UWECBC Foundation.

    Event Url
    https://calendar.uwec.edu/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J53XEQIXPhJs6m...

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