Chippewa Valley

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..

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Menomonie School Board President Resigns, board re-organizes officers, mulls school day issue

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Quick Update -- Due to road conditions our staff was unable to attend this meeting - I have filled in some information based on other media reports, primarily from the .

Please --- just stay home

Roads in most of the state are largely impassible due to blowing and drifting snow.  A major multi-car accident has closed Interstate 41 between Neenah and Oshkosh. Roads in the Chippewa Valley are in general in terrible condition and most businesses are closed. Some areas in the state are reporting power outages, particularly in the Stevens Point area.  Portions of North Claremont in Eau Claire are closed to traffic due to the many cars stuck on the road.

Blizzard Warning for Dunn, Pepin, Pierce Counties

Please be careful. There is a blizzard warning for some of the local counties and storm warnings for the rest of the area.  The Blizzard Warning is in effect from 9 PM tonight (Saturday) through 6 PM on Sunday. Visibility will be extremely limited and travel  will be dangerous.

Blizzard warning is below:

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Local roads are very slippery - be careful

Snow

Please note that local roads are deteriorating quickly with this morning's heavy snowfall. Reports are coming in for crashes on I94 and Highway 29 that have closed traffic lanes.

Former Senator Vinehout's home lost in fire Saturday

Kathleen Vinehout

Former State Senator Kathleen Vinehout's home burned down in a fire on Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post from her official account, the home is a complete loss, but the family is safe. Later posts indicate that Kathleen and her husband escaped the fire with only the clothes on their back. Eau Claire City Council President Andrew Werthmann has started a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for the family for immediate needs.

Road conditions becoming treacherous in Chippewa Valley - Tuesday, 1/12/2019

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This is getting tedious and I'm beginning to think I should just keep promoting this to the top. Road conditions are again terrible through the entire state, and reports are coming in of I-94 being shut down in several places due to accidents. Please do not travel if you can avoid it, and if you do go somewhere be extremely careful.

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    The Jim Falls Color Run/Walk has been resheduled for today at 2:00 p.m.

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    Thursday, May 30th
    6-8pm
    All You Can Eat Pizza Buffet
    $10 per person
    10% of all proceeds go to 501 (c) (3) non profit organization Amputee Blade Runners.

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

    Amputee Blade Runners was founded by 2 prosthetists, with the idea that giving someone one piece of equipment could change their life. That’s exactly what happened to co-founder Ryan Fann, when a local prosthetic company gave Ryan his first running leg after high school. Ryan excelled in sports throughout middle school and high school, but when he was fitted for his first running leg, the world opened up. He went on to run track at Tennessee State University and even earned a GOLD Medal in the Paralympics. Aaron and Ryan founded Amputee Blade Runners in 2011 to make this dream possible for others.

    Health insurance companies have declared running prosthetics as “not medically necessary” and do not cover their cost. This organization helps amputees keep an active lifestyle by providing this vital equipment free of charge. Their goal is to provide a running prosthesis to one athlete in all 50 states. They currently have athletes in 31 states who serve as ambassadors to other amputees.

    Enjoy some food and company, and hopefully we can raise enough funds to change a person's life for the better.

    We hope you stay for the comedy show this evening at The Plus (just $5- doors at 8:30pm), where we will be taking additional donations.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/449617462463413/

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