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Base Jumper Caught on Cell Phone Tower

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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.

Menomonie School board discusses LGBTQ student harrassment and bullying

Menomonie, WI School Board Meeting 9/14/2019

Highlights from the 9/14/2019 Menomonie School Board regular meeting:

Smart Girls Rock Event coming on Oct 29

Community Conversations -

Nels Paulson - sociology professor at Stout. Interested in building community and to focus on the environment, water, and building a safe, respectful community around LGBT students.  "We have the right policies, but we need to build the right culture within our schools". 

Boyceville bank robbed - update

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Boyceville police report that the Peoples State Bank in Boyceville was robbed this morning and that both of the Boyceville schools are in a precautionary lockdown. Further details when they are available.

Boyceville police are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspect in this robbery. These are the photos released by the department. The school lockdown ended after a few hours.

UW Stout student found dead

In an email sent to students and faculty today, UW Stout announced that a student had been found dead on campus. 18-year-old Haaris Ameen was from Rochester, MN and was a first year computer and engineering student. No foul play is suspected, and the death is under investigation. Social media posts today indicated that he was found unresponsive in his bed this morning.

Gov. Evers declares tornado path a disaster area

Gov. Tony Evers

Governor Evers has signed Executive Order 47 which declares Chippewa, Dunn, and Clark counties as a disaster area due to the storm and tornado damage this week. This order follows Evers' visit to the Chippewa Valley on Wednesday, where he inspected the damage personally. 

The order directs state agencies to aid in recovery in the counties and also allows deployment of  the Wisconsin National Guard.

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    Grammy elected and Blues Hall of Fame Australian artist, Michael Charles and his band will claim the stage with an elevated level of energy and take you through a musical journey of thirty-six years and thirty-six releases. Leading off with an explosive blues number, you'll be captivated by the well-rehearsed precision, experiencing MC’s original rock-hard blues and inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers. As in all of Michael Charles’ performances and recordings his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music!

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    Join us for our first Stones Throw gig of 2020! We LOVE this space and has been home to many incredible memories for us and many of our fans.

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    Join Senator Smith and Representative Emerson for a listening session in Eau Claire. Ask questions and hear updates on what is happening in the Senate and Assembly.

    Open to the public. Doors open at 5:15.

    Contact Crystal at 608-266-7461 with questions.

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    PLEASE SHARE! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association Steering Committee will host the third input session for the Boyd Park redesign on March 5th at 6:30pm at Spirit Lutheran (1310 Main St.). Please come! We're in the final stages of the conceptual design process and need your input before taking the plans to the city ...

    At the meeting, two plans will be presented and discussed. It’s important to know these are not the final plans, and we will not simply pick one or the other. Both plans include different presentations of the concepts, amenities, and arrangements suggested by our prior input sessions (with help from the EHNA Steering Committee and input from the City of Eau Claire’s parks and planning departments).

    The March 5th input session will give us all a chance to consider all of the various options and indicate what we like, don’t like, and see as missing. That input will be used to craft a final plan, to be presented to Eau Claire’s Parks and Waterways Commission later in March.

    The plans are posted in the comments thread of this event posting and at EastsideHill.com. If you plan on attending the Input Session, please take some time to look them over prior to the meeting. The park’s designer from Ayres Associates will lead our discussion.

    ADDITIONAL INFO: As required by the City of Eau Claire, a fourth and final input session – this one citywide – will be held at Eau Claire's City Hall on March 12 (7-8:30pm).

    If the plan is approved by the Parks and Waterways Commission, we will more forward. If not, we will need to make changes and resubmit. Once a final plan is approved, Ayres Associates will create 3D renderings. This will mark the culmination of Boyd Park Plus - Phase One, which encompasses the fundraising, input gathering, and planning for the redesign. We’d like to thank the many people and organizations who donated their time, talent, and funds to make this happen.

    Finally, please know that even after a plan is approved, there will be much work to do and many funds to be raised. There will be further public input on specific park details, and we will need to assess our fundraising capabilities, construction timelines, and more.

    *The March 5 input session will be held in Spirit Lutheran’s Fellowship Hall (lower level).

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