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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.

State Parks are Free for the Interim

March 24, 2020

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MADISON, Wis. - Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

Dunn County Health Department COVID-19 Informational Meeting

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Dunn County Health Department Press Conference 3/20/2020

March 20, 2020

, a COVID-19 confirmed infection case was found in Dunn County. This morning KT Gallagher, the Dunn County Health Dept. Administrator, held a press conference discussing the case and steps citizens can take to keep themselves healthy.

First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Eau Claire County

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March 19, 2020

A press release this morning from the Eau Claire Health Department has announced the first COVID-19 confirmed case in Eau Claire County. The individual concerned was outside of the state, and according to the Health Department has been in self-quarantine at home since that travel. The press release from the Health Department is attached to this article, The release includes advice for safety during this crisis.

Dunn County Public Health Interview

KT Gallagher
March 17, 2020

I spoke with Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher yesterday. She provided some good information and ideas  about coping with the current COVID-19 outbreak. It's a really fast-moving world at the moment, and the guidelines for public gatherings in Wisconsin have changed since I spoke to her. However, I think the general ideas about caring for other community members are important.

Spring DNR and Conservation Congress Meetings Will be Online ONLY

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March 17, 2020

MADISON, WI -In light of COVID-19, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are closely following guidelines from the

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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.