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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..


Conversations in Color - Defund the Police?

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Conversations in Color: Defund the Police?! (August 3, 2020)

August 3, 2020

Community thought-leaders come together to discuss issues and topics in our community in the new Conversations in Color Series presented by Uniting Bridges, Converge Radio, and Pablo Center. Episodes will be live-streamed on Pablo Center's streaming platform and aired on Converge Radio.  From social reform to real-life navigation of race issues, this series offers weekly sessions diving into the history and future of our community with moderators Dr.

Mabel Tainter cancels shows through November, executive director leaving

Mabel Tainter Theatre
July 30, 2020

The Mabel Tainter board of directors today announced that all shows will be canceled through the end of November due to the pandemic. The board also announced that the current Executive Director, Jeff Sweeney, will be leaving the theater during the period it is shut down and will take a position as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region based in La Crosse, WI.

This is the entire press release:

Dunn County Power Outage

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July 20, 2020

Power is back on - at least here, but  it appears many people still do not have power.

Dunn County Energy is currently reporting approximately 350 customers without power in southwestern Dunn County. This includes my home and office. Most of the outage is in towns of Dunn, Weston, and Eau Galle, with some others in Menomonie, Rock Elm, Union, and Waterville townships. The outage started around 4:15 this aftenoon.

Evacuations underway in Eau Claire - update

July 9, 2020

We are now seeing reports that the gas leak in Eau Claire has been contained with no further damage, and the evacuation is being canceled.

Yesterday a house exploded.  This morning Highway 53 was shut down and the neighborhood evacuated due to a truck spilling Ammonium Hydrate and diesel on the highway, with fear of explosion.

Now this from the Eau Claire Police:

Weather - heat warning in effect for today

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July 7, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a warning that all of the Chippewa Valley will have heat indexes of 100 degrees or more tomorrow. Please be careful, we like to keep you all as readers.


* WHAT...Heat index values around 100 degrees expected.

Dunn County Solid Waste meeting 7/7/2020

Solid Waste & Recycling Management Board 07/07/2020

July 7, 2020

Today's meeting looks forward to the next year, how to fix the large loss of money for recycling, and how to deal with the quickly decaying facilities for solid waste disposal and recycling. 

There was much discussion about many topics in the meeting,. but they did vote to approve increases in fees for many recycling items as attached.

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