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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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Special Meeting to be held on shortening Solid Waste Facility Hours

We that the hours for the Downsville Solid Waste Transfer center were being shortened as of November 1. It is now clear that this is only the beginning of possible cuts to the hours of county transfer centers.

First snowfall bringing accidents - be careful

The Dunn County Sheriff's office is reporting multiple slide-ins and accidents in the county. This always seems to happen in the first measurable snowfall every year as drivers re-tune their driving skills to match the slippery roads. Please be careful as this is likely to become worse as people go home from work tonight.

Menomonie High School on Lockdown - update

Menomonie High School is currently in lockdown. According to news from the Menomonie Police Department and an email sent to parents this morning a scrap of paper was found in the school with an inappropriate reference to a school shooter. The police and school district are not considering this a credible threat and according to social media the hard lockdown has just been changed to a soft lockdown.

Downsville Solid Waste Disposal hours changing

solid waste disposal map

Those of us living in the rural areas in the Chippewa Valley share one rural experience - going to the dump. I have lived here so long that I remember when it really was a dump, rather than a solid waste disposal facility. This is much better in all ways. And it really is true that I generally only run into friends at the dump, at the Fleet Farm, and at Menomonie Market. I live in rural Downsville, so the Downsville collection site is a familiar place to me.

Base Jumper Caught on Cell Phone Tower

jumper caught in wires

At approximately 8:37 PM this morning Menomonie Police, Fire, and Streets Department responded to a call from a base jumper who had attempted to jump from a cell phone tower and had become caught in the guy wires. The tower belongs to Charter Communications and is located at 1020 Meadow Hill Drive. He had attempted to jump from the 300 foot tower and was caught on the wire approximately fifty feet above the ground.

Blanket Exercise in Menomonie

Blanket Exercise Menomonie, WI

THE BLANKET EXERCISE is a participatory learning activity to help participants understand how colonization in the United States of America has impacted the people who lived here long beforeColumbus and other settlers arrived.

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