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Students UNITE! from UW Stout and community send supplies to Standing Rock

Water is Life

On Thursday, Nov. 11 members of the Menomonie community joined with Students UNITE! from UW-Stout to send money, food, firewood, and supplies to those protecting the water at Standing Rock. The event was a huge success, meeting the fundraising goals and sending the surplus to the Standing Rock Defense Fund. The event took place at the Acoustic Cafe in downtown Menomonie. Kids and adults made signs to send along to Standing Rock, and a truck full of firewood and supplies is making it's way there right now. 

This is another great example of groups in Menomonie making a difference and creating better community - thanks to everyone who participated, and particularly to Casey Green for heading up the event at The Acoustic.

CAFO Moratorium passes in Dunn County

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The Dunn County Board last night passed a six month moratorium on CAFO expansion of more than 10% on farms of over 1000 animals in the county. This is in response to a very large expansion of Cranberry Creek Farm planned for the county, and was prompted by many questions raised about the ability of the farm owners to manage runoff, and some serious issues with the application and the ability of the DNR to properly consider the issues  in awarding a permit.

Gene Wilder DIes

Gene WIlder and Terri Garr

Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein (1974) - Puttin' on the Ritz

Sadly, Gene Wilder died yesterday at the age of 83. Mr. Wilder has delighted me and made me laugh over the years, often at times when I most needed it. I particularly continue to be amazed at his performance in Young Frankenstein, one of my favorite films on many levels. He apparently died from complications from Alzheimer's and had kept his diagnosis a secret in an attempt to not upset his fans. 

The Storm

The Storm: Tuesday, July 15th, 1980

36 Years Ago Today - unforgettable.

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    8:07pm

    Join us for the third annual CCA sponsored Santa Sleigh Ride!

    The event will be held in the Cadott High School Commons.

    Activities and sleigh rides will run 4pm-8pm.

    HORSE DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES
    The horse drawn ride will start at the High School parking lot, drive down Park Place Road to view the Christmas lights village, and loop back to the school. The price of the ride is $1/person, or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Cadott Food Pantry. Sleigh Rides are sponsored by Boettcher Family Farms.

    FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA - 4PM - 8PM
    Santa will be available for you to bring your kids and visit and take pictures. A backdrop and props will be provided. You will take the photo.

    FREE COOKIE DECORATING
    Cookies, icing, and decorations will be provided for the kids.

    FREE COLORING AND CRAFTS
    Coloring and crafts will be available for the kids while they wait for the sleigh rides.

    FREE KIDS GAMES
    Games will be available for families to participate in.

    BASKET RAFFLES
    * $1/ticket
    * $10/10 tickets
    * $20/25 tickets.
    All baskets are a $25 value or more.
    If you are looking to donate a basket, please contact us!

    CONCESSIONS
    BBQ Sandwich...…………….. $2.50
    Meal………...…………………. $4.50

    Hot Dog ……………………..... $1.50
    Meal ……………………..……. $3.50
    Meals Include - Your Choice of Soup, Mac & Cheese or Chips & Beverage

    Soups…………………………... $2.00
    Chicken Dumpling - Chili - Cheesy Broccoli
    Mac & Cheese…………………. $2.00

    Candy …….…………………….. $1.00
    Soda/Water …………………….. $1.00

    FREE HOT CHOCOLATE & COFFEE - Donations Accepted

    https://www.facebook.com/events/515620362561859/

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    8:07pm

    Tis the season for celebrating good tidings and cheer! Join storytellers Tom Barland, Jan Larson, Bruce Taylor, Samantha Kobs, and B.J. Hollars for an evening of warmth and wonder with words. Featuring festive tunes courtesy of The UKE Klub.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/717335702100370/

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    8:07pm

    Our Annual Holiday Party is upon us! Save the Date! More information to be posted as it becomes available.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2557208294515093/

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    8:07pm

    Clear Water Comedy Presents: Chloe Radcliffe!

    Thursday, December 19th
    LIVE AT THE PLUS
    208 S Barstow St
    Eau Claire, WI
    General Admission | All Ages (18+ recommended)
    Doors 8pm | Showtime 8:30pm
    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
    $5 | $3 with valid student ID
    each ticket comes with one free rail drink, domestic tap, or soft drink

    ABOUT CHLOE

    Chloe Radcliffe is a Minneapolis-based comic recently named a TBS Comic To Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. Chloe’s comedy is all smiles, no matter how exasperated she is with the world around her. She balances being incredulous with being delightful, and draws from her experience of having a huge birthmark on her cheek (but she doesn’t talk about it too much…or, just enough? Whatever’s correct).

    In 2017, Chloe was a Semifinalist in StandUp NBC and listed as one of the top five comics in the Twin Cities. She was a quarterfinalist in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and performed at the Women In Comedy and Oddblock festivals. She is on the production team for Minneapolis’ 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, entering its eighth year.

    Chloe helps run the Comedy Corner Underground, a comic-run club in Minneapolis, where she produces REAL SHIT, a comedy and storytelling show. She is a paid opener at all clubs in the Twin Cities, including Acme and the House of Comedy. Along with standup, she produces house sketch shows in her living room, writing and performing personal, grounded sketches for alt-comedy audiences.

    Chloe competed in speech & debate for ten years, and won two national championships at the college level. She worked as a corporate speechwriter for three years until she was laid off. Before she started stand-up, adults used to tell her she was “so successful.”

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2450007018576675/

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