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Menomonie School District Strategic Listening Sessions

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The Menomonie School District will conduct strategic listening sessions at different times and places in the next few weeks:

Eau Claire County Board Approves CAFO Moratorium

Tuesday night the Eau Claire County Board approved the CAFO moratorium ordinance that has been drifting through various committees for the last few months. The original moratorium proposal had been passed through the Planning and Development Committee previously but had failed to pass through the Land Conservation Committee by a 6-2 vote. 

Chippewa Valley Goes All In For Journalism

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Through October and early November the Chippewa Valley will be immersed in the news. The Eau Claire and Menomonie Public Libraries will be promoting discussion about journalism in multiple ways:

The Phillips Library in Eau Claire is participating in a state-wide Beyond The Headlines initiative with the Wisconsin Humanities Council including the following events:

Ted Auch speaks at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

Ted Auch Speaks about Frac Sand Mining at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

Dr. Ted Auch spoke at the Eau Claire Grassroots Festival about the current status of fracking, frac sand mining in Wisconsin, and what we can expect in the future. The slide deck from his talk is attached to this article. Please note that the audio quality is sketchy as there was a fairly loud presentation going on in the next room, and the room dividers in this building are not great for sound isolation. 

Newly-Formed Covia closing sand mines, reducing production in Menomonie

Fairmont Santrol and Unimin merged in June to form a new company called Covia. Today Covia announced that they are reducing their frac sand production from 36 million tons per year to 32 million tons. This is primarily because many production companies are postponing fracking wells while waiting for more pipeline infrastructure. 

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/24/2018

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/24/2018

This is the video recording of the Menomonie School District special meeting of 9/24/2018. Particular items of interest include a discussion of the Home Sweet Menomonie program and if the district should contribute funds to it to help pay for down payments on homes for people moving to Menomonie for jobs, and a particularly spirited discussion continued from the last meeting about funding for the second phase of development for the Sports Complex. 

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