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Jodi Emerson Interview - 91st District Democratic Candidate

Campaign 2018: Jodi Emerson (D) Candidate for 91st AD

Part of our continuing coverage of the 2018 election and candidates - this is an interview with Jodi Emerson, Democratic Candidate for the 91st Assembly DIstrict. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video. 

Swift Night in Downsville

Swifts entering chimney

Swifts Night Out Downsville

Wednesday night was the annual Swift Night at Simply Dunn in Downsville. There was a good turnout, and there were around 250 swifts entering in to the chimmey at the old Creamery building. Enjoy the video.

Downsville Days

Downsville Days

It's late August, so last weekend it was time once again for Downsville Day. This year was expanded from previous years, with a large assortment of businesses and organizations having booths at the event. As always there was a (delicious) pancake breakfast to raise money for the Downsville Community Museum. The day featured a parade (which I couldn't attend this year) as well as spectacular evening fireworks and music provided by the Timber Inn and other local businesses. 

Algal Bloom in Dunn County causes sickness

Algae

The Dunn County Public Health Department has reported the first case of sickness caused by blue-green algae bloom in the county. Symptoms can show up  minutes to hours after exposure and can include shortness of breath, headache, fever, vomiting, and more. Please keep in mind that pets are also susceptible to illness from exposure to the algal bloom. 

The Ongoing Pursuit Of Better Broadband Access In Rural Wisconsin

Limited access to reliable, high-speed internet services is an issue facing rural Wisconsin that generates a lot of attention and calls for action, yet may seem to be moving at a crawl. For many Wisconsinites, even for those who could afford it, lower-speed broadband options or lack of access entirely stifles individual economic opportunities and limits business development options for communities.

Cap Times finds young progressives in Eau Claire - you may recognize them.

I note this morning that Jesse Opoien from the Cap Times has written an article about young progressives in Eau Claire and Oshkosh. You may recognize some of them. It's a nice article and it points out a lot of the initiatives going on in the Chippewa Valley. Take a look. 

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