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Dunn County Fair to be limited to remote youth events

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May 21, 2020

In a press release the Dunn County Fair Board announced that all in-person events for the Dunn County Fair are canceled for 2020. The fair will be limited to youth and 4-H events that can take place remotely.

Pier 1 closing all retail operations

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May 19, 2020

In a Pier 1 announced the orderly shutdown of all of their retail operations, including closing all stores and liquidating inventory, including their e-commerce operations and intellectual property.  They join a list of companies suffering in the pandemic, including J. C.

Dry and Breezy - please don't burn

Brush Fire
May 2, 2020

You may have been as surprised as I was to go to the site this morning and see a weather warning on such a clear and beautiful day. The weather statement today is because conditions are very dry and it will be breezy today. Fires will start very easily. Please do not burn anything outside today. All DNR burning permits in Wisconsin have been suspended since March 26, and conditions are particularly hazardous today.

Love Deer Hunting? The DNR wants to hear from you!

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April 17, 2020
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Menomonie School Board Meeting of 4/13/2020

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April 13, 2020

The Menomonie School District Board will begin meeting again tonight, holding their first virtual meeting. The agenda is attached below. Citizens who want to listen to the board meeting will be able to listen by calling 1- 415-655-0002 and using the access code: 285 826 150. We will attempt to make a recording of the board meeting's virtual display and sound for future reference.

Newsmakers: COVID-19 Update with LWM Executive Director Jerry Deschane

March 24, 2020

This is an interesting discussion with the director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities about the problems of doing the upcoming April 7 election and requests to the Governor to address the problems.

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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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