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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..


Eau Claire County issues slightly-modified COVID order, releases joint statement, announces 4th COVID death

August 5, 2020

A joint statement was released today about the COVID-19 situation in Eau Claire County, and particularly in regard to the face-covering mandate. The document is signed by the Eau Claire Chief of Police and Sheriff, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, the Eau Claire city manager, the Eau Claire County Administrator, and the Altoona Administrator and Chief of Police. It is supportive of the wearing of masks and makes several suggestions:

Wisconsin Women and Voting - A 100 Year Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

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August 4, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Dunn County Historical Society are collaborating to present a traveling museum exhibit commemorating 100 years of Women's Suffrage in the US. Most of the LWV events have been taken on-line during the pandemic, but in this case, there is a physical exhibit to visit at the Rassbach Museum in Wakanda Park, Menomonie.

Community & Education Virtual Town Hall

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August 4, 2020

A virtual town hall meeting will be held today (August 4) at 4 PM. The town hall will revolve around education and community in the Chippewa Valley. 

Please pre-submit questions in advance by emailing them to . Due to time constraints, unanswered questions will be responded to after the event on this event page or by email.

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.

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