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Eau Claire lifts alternate side of street parking early

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April 7, 2021

Due to a relatively mild winter, an early spring, and good long-range forecast, Community Services Director Renee Tyler, in accordance with authority granted by the City code of ordinances, has issued an order suspending Alternate Side Parking restrictions in the City of Eau Claire effective today through May 1, 2021.  Parking will now be permitted on both sides of the street until November 1, 2021, except in those locations where permanent or temporary parking restrictions are posted or mark

April 6 election results

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April 6, 2021

In the race for Wisconsin School Superintendent, Democratic and teachers union-backed candidate Jill Underly has defeated Republican-backed candidate Deb Kerr. Returns are still coming in in that race but the race has been called.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 4/5/2021

Menomonie City Council 4/5/2021

April 5, 2021

Meeting is at 7 PM Monday, 3/5/2021

“PUBLIC ACCESS” NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting access is via Zoom Teleconference / Video Conference or, over the internet by going to https://zoom.us/join (URL for Zoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799.

A Response from a Board Member - A Resolution Calling for Termination of Voucher School Funding from Public Education Funds

March 29, 2021

The following is my opinion as a taxpayer in the School District and a School Board Member. I am expressing my opinion only, not the opinion of the entire board or any other individual board member.

Why as a School Board Member I voted against the resolution. – It’s all about respect and representing our community well.

Wisconsin Elections News: Absentee Voting Deadlines Quickly Approaching for 2021 Spring Election

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March 26, 2021

Wisconsin voters who are voting absentee by mail must act soon, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

 

Wisconsin DOT seeks input on improved Twin Cities-Chicago rail service

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March 24, 2021

WisDOT and the are seeking public input on the proposed Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger rail project to improv

Letter to the Editor - School Vouchers

March 24, 2021

The School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) is rapidly falling financially behind due to the private school voucher system that is taking increasingly larger amounts of money directly off the top of our state aids. 

My three primary concerns are:

1.  Taxpayers are funding two school systems—one public and one private. 

Circuit Court Candidate educational forum on 3/23

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Circuit Court Educational Forum

March 23, 2021

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley will hold a candidate forum with the candidates for circuit court in Dunn and Chippewa Counties on 3/23/2021 at 7 PM. The candidate forum will air on this page, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KoekD3FRQvw, and on the Facebook Pages of WisCommunity and the LWV-GCV. 

SDMA School Board Meeting for 3/8/2021

Menomonie School Board Meeting 3/8/2021

March 8, 2021

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed at: http://sdmaonline.com/s_d_m_a_livestream_channels.

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 2/22/2021

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting for 2/22/2022

February 22, 2021

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be livestreamed at: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/j2TAb89N

Menomonie School District and State Superintendent Results

February 17, 2021

In the local Menomonie School Board Race all votes are in and the results are:

Karl Palmer - 1042

Donna Thibado - 794

Jim Swanson - 786

Mark Hillman - 775

Penny Burstad - 722

Angie Skillings - 587

Rick Scharlau - 441

Jeremy Enger - 139

President Acquitted in second impeachment trial

WATCH LIVE: Trump’s second impeachment trial underway in Senate | Day 5

February 13, 2021

Update -

7 Republicans joined the Democrats in the Senate voting against ex-president Trump but still fell short of the mark on finding Trump guilty. This vote was considerably more bi-partisan than during Trump's first impeachment. 

Fourth day of Trump impeachment trial

WATCH LIVE: Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in Senate | Day 4

February 12, 2021

Today the Republicans mount their defense of the ex-president.

Third day of Trump Impeachment Trial

WATCH LIVE: Trump's second Senate impeachment trial Day 3 | Direct feed

February 11, 2021

Again, thanks to the PBS NewsHour

Primary Election Feb. 16

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February 10, 2021

There is a primary election in Wisconsin on Feb. 16, next Tuesday. State-wide there is an election for Superintendent of Schools, a particularly trying position at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges facing schools because  of that.

Second day of Trump Impeachment Trial

WATCH LIVE: Trump's second Senate impeachment trial Day 2 | Direct feed

February 10, 2021

This is the second day of the impeachment trial thanks to the PBS NewsHour.

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 2/8/2021

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Menomonie School board 2/8/2021

February 7, 2021

Sorry about this -- it's a little difficult to re-purpose the video streams from the school district and I had a lot of trouble getting this one going, much less with enough volume to actually hear it. Let's hope that the pandemic will settle down enough so that I feel like we can live-stream these ourselves. The stream here starts about 15 minutes into the meeting.

Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum for 2021

Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum

February 2, 2021

The eight candidates for the school board of the Menomonie Area have accepted an invitation from League of Woman Voters – Greater Chippewa Valley, in partnership with the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, to participate in an online candidate forum on Tuesday, February 2, 7 to 9 pm.

The primary election will be February 16, where voters will vote for three candidates. The top six vote getters will go on to the general election on April 6, where the three winners will be selected.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 2/1/2021

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Menomonie City Council Meeting 2/1/2021

February 1, 2021

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

6. New Business

A. Proposed First Amendment to the Ellsworth Menomonie Creamery, LLC Wastewater Collection and Treatment Agreement – discussion and possible motion approving

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