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Ken Meter speaks on Strengthening Communities November 13, 2018 - 10:03pm

Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the U.S., integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Meter holds 47 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. His local economic analyses have promoted local food networks in 140 regions in 40 states, two provinces, and three tribal nations. 

Changes in the Eau Claire restaurant scene November 13, 2018 - 6:17pm

A few big changes in some highly-valued restaurants in Eau Claire:

The popular coffee shop Racy D'Lene's and the associated breakfast spot The Nucleus are changing hands. They have been purchased by Pablo Properties, currently involved in The Oxbow Hotel and The Lismore in Eau Claire. Pablo Properties has promised to not make big changes in either of the very popular spots, but the new owners do intend to attempt to source more local ingredients.

Menomonie School District Board Meeting 11/12/2018 November 13, 2018 - 3:21pm

The agenda for the meeting is attached below. The meeting included a slightly contentious discussion about board ethics and the work that Board President Dan Paulson and his work with other organizations. In particular the issue was raised that Mr. Paulson is a member of the group Menomonie Cares, which has written to the board objecting to the money expended on the second development phase of the Sports Complex. Issues have been raised in this discussion about the ethics of board members being involved in outside organizations, and the proper channels of communications.

Vinehout - Citizens Vote to Raise Property Taxes to Pay for Schools November 12, 2018 - 2:29pm

A little-told story from the recent election is the change happening across Wisconsin as citizens voted to increase their property taxes to pay for local schools.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2018 was another record year for school districts to pass referenda. State law imposes caps on school spending, so voters must approve referenda to exceed their spending limits to fund property tax increases for their local schools.

Conservation voters congratulate Evers, Barnes on historic victory November 7, 2018 - 3:14pm

MADISON – Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters congratulates Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes on their election victory.

Walker concedes to Evers November 7, 2018 - 3:22pm

The Governor's campaign office has released a concession letter. Evers is now speaking after the concession.

Maple Syrup's Deep Roots In Wisconsin November 7, 2018 - 12:21pm

Breakfast enthusiasts understand the importance of a quality maple syrup. But the real stuff often isn't in the big bottles that line grocery store shelves — no, genuine maple syrup is a product resulting from a meticulous practice of tapping trees and cooking sap. And even though it's produced in the spring, maple syrup is a year-round household staple.

Crowd-Sourced Election News November 6, 2018 - 5:42pm

We're working on a new collaborative social media curation tool and will be collecting election news here. If you'd like to help out, use the contact form on the site and let us know.  

Unofficial Election Returns Tonight November 6, 2018 - 5:40pm

Now that you have voted - you have voted, right? you are probably wondering how you find out who won. State-wide, the AP collects data from various counties and reports results. Many news organizations in the state are AP members, and so will have access to the returns. If you are interested in local results, it's usually fastest to look at the elections on your own county website. We've listed some of our favorite links below. More will be coming throughout the day.

Flop Sweat on the Campaign Trail November 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

As we head into the election tomorrow, let's review the increasingly obnoxious campaign trends of the last few weeks. We all get trained to not call campaign statements lies. Let's face it, candidates of all parties are prone to stretch a point while campaigning, and to cast themselves in the best light possible, and their opponents in the worst.

Girl Scout tragedy strikes the community, forces us to look at drug abuse November 5, 2018 - 12:37pm

The recent horrific accident in Chippewa County that took the lives of three local Girl Scouts and an adult supervising them on a road clean-up has shaken both the scouting community and everyone in the area. A vigil last night helped the grieving process in the Chippewa Valley and this process will unfold for a long time to come.

Wisconsin dairy crisis on Nightline November 1, 2018 - 11:16am

Last night's Nightline program featured the dairy crisis in Wisconsin. Watch local farmers, including Farmer's Union officer Sarah Lloyd as they discuss the dairy crisis, the current administration, and the upcoming election. 

What Does Foxconn Mean to Me? October 31, 2018 - 12:41pm

“Hard to wrap my head around,” the woman shared as she considered Foxconn. Just what do big budget decisions mean to us?

Work has begun on crafting the next state budget. Over the next few months, this work will continue in earnest. One hefty unbudgeted expense added to upcoming budget math is a large taxpayer funded payment to a foreign corporation.

Parkview 4th & 5th Grade Family Fun Night October 28, 2018 - 7:06am

All Parkview 4th and 5th-grade students and their families are welcome to attend!  We will be having a pizza dinner, games, prizes, and more! More information will be sent home with students.  

No School October 28, 2018 - 7:06am

No School for students 

Early Release October 28, 2018 - 7:06am

Students will be released at 12:00

Lunch will be served

JF Parent/Teacher Conferences Student pictures taken 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. October 28, 2018 - 6:36am
JF Parent/Teacher Conferences Student pictures taken 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. October 28, 2018 - 6:36am
Hillcrest/Culver's Day October 28, 2018 - 6:36am
Hillcrest/Culver's Day October 28, 2018 - 6:36am