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Tornado and storms cause serious damage in Elk Mound and Town of Wheaton

Elk Mound Tornado Aftermath

Considerable damage occurred in the Elk Mound and Town of Wheaton areas due to the storm and tornado last night. Reports came in throughout the evening of semis blown over on Highway 29, trailer homes that were turned over, and some more serious damage. 

Dunn County considering vehicle registration fee

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In a news release today Dunn County announced that they are considering implementing a $20 vehicle registration fee for vehicles "normally residing" in Dunn County. This would be in addition to the already-raised state registration fees. The fees would be used to help pay for county transportation needs, primarily roads and bridges (although the money could also be used for trail maintenance, sidewalks, etc.) 

The Stubborn Similarity Of Gas Prices Across Eau Claire

Confusion over what drives differences in gas prices between gas stations in the same town ⁠— or even at the same intersection ⁠— can be a constant source of frustration for drivers. Depending on the pricing system in a state, gas prices at one station can be nearly $0.30 different from those at another across the street.

Big Boy comes to Altoona

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Presentation of award to Big Boy steam train in Altoona, WI

On July 23 Big Boy, engine 4014 stopped in Altoona as part of its tour of the country commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad completion. The Big Boy engines were the largest steam engines ever built and were designed to haul large loads over the Wasatch Mountain range. The 25 Big Boy engines were built by Union Pacific between 1941 and 1944 and were used until 1959. They are the largest steam engines built, at 132 feet long and 7000 horsepower.

Menomonie School board discusses budget, Native American Mascots, and subscriptions for agendas and minutes

Commendations to attendees of Model Schools Convention

Menomonie School Board 7/22/2019

Board President Amy Swanson apologizes for a statement she made at the last board meeting which could have been construed as insensitive to homeless people.

Riverview Beach Closed in Eau Claire

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Riverview Beach in Eau Claire has been closed due to unsafe bacteria levels.  Full details are available at the link below.

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