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Don't put away the snowblower yet

April often brings a late snowstorm to this part of the world. Starting Wednesday evening we will have what I hope is a last blast of snow in the Chippewa Valley. The weather service is being somewhat cagey on the total amount of snow to hit our area tonight and through Friday morning, but it appears likely we will receive up to 12" of heavy wet snow, mixed with rain and some ice. 

Menomonie School Board - new staff, new technology, same old ethics tussle

Menomonie School Board 4/08/2019

This was a complex and contentious meeting - please watch the upcoming video for details of the discussion. 

Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Month Ended March 2019

Reports were read. Funds are on schedule in general. 

Board Member/Superintendent Communications

Board member Jim Swanson reported on spoken word event at the Tainter

Sarah Godlewski speaks at Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative Annual Meeting

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Sarah Godlewski speaks about the Wisconsin Treasurer's Office

Sarah Godlewski spoke to the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin at their annual meeting Saturday. In her informal talk she spoke about what it was like to take over the neglected office of State Treasurer, what the functions of the treasurer are, and her accomplishments and hopes for the office.

JFC Budget Listening Sessions

This is your opportunity to be heard about the new state budget. Joint Finance Committee meetings are being held around the state over the next two weeks. In Western Wisconsin the best opportunity is the meeting in River Falls which is detailed here.

Joint Finance Committee members will be holding public budget hearings across the state to give Wisconsin citizens the opportunity to discuss Governor Evers’ budget proposal.

Menomonie Market Receives Grant

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Menomonie Market Food Co-op has received a grant from The Micah Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Dunn County. The $3000 award will further support the co-op's Double Dollars food access program, which incentivizes FoodShare participants to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables. Any customer using their FoodShare card to buy fruits or vegetables any Tuesday receives a voucher to match up to $10 to be redeemed for fruits or vegetables on their next visit.

More big changes in Chippewa Valley Retail

Retail in the Chippewa Valley and across the state continues to shape-shift. Two announcements today of particular interest:

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