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City Council City Manager Search Update

January 20, 2021

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, members of the Eau Claire City Council met in closed session to consider the three city manager candidates and review feedback with respect to city manager candidate interviews that were held on January 14 and 15, 2021. City Council discussed the qualifications of the candidates and deliberated on a hiring decision and related next steps.

Live Justice Department and FBI Press call on Washington Riot Status, Eau Claire man charged

WATCH LIVE: Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin and FBI provide update on Capital attack charges

January 12, 2021

The FBI has opened over 160 case files on the activities in Washington on Jan 6. They have received over 100,000 pieces of digital media and the FBI is asking for more. Over 70 cases have been charged and the FBI expects that to grow into the 100's. 

The charges are very wide-ranging from simple charges of trespassing up to planting pipe bombs, assault and battery on police officers, and different theft charges.

Gov. Evers to deliver State of the State speech tonight

Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers to Deliver the 2021 State of the State Address

January 12, 2021

At 7 PM tonight Wiscnsin Governor Tony Evers will deliver his State of the State speech for 2021. The speech will be carried on Facebook Live and YouTube, and will be shown on this page as well. The speech will also be shown on PBS Wisconsin's Wisconsin Channel, with a response from Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg to be carried on the Here and Now program on Friday night.

Some excerpts from the speech have been sent by the Governor's office in a press release:

Menomonie School Board Meeting for Jan 11, 2021

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Menomonie School District Board Meeting 1/11/2021

January 11, 2021

The Menomonie School Board will meet at 5:30 PM on Jan 11, 2021. 

The meeting was preceeded by the mid-year budget hearing. The budget document is attached.

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.

Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready

January 7, 2021

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No charges issued in Jacob Blake shooting

Kenosha officials hold presser on Jacob Blake shooting

January 6, 2021

Kenosha County District Attorney  outlined why he chose not to prosecute 

Menomonie CIty Council Meeting Jan 4, 2021

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Menomonie City Council 1/4/2021

January 4, 2021

“PUBLIC ACCESS”NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting is being held in person and via Zoom Teleconference /Video Conferenceor, over the internet by going to forZoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799.The Access Code for the meeting is84088808790.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 12/21/2020

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Menomonie City Council 12/21/2020

December 21, 2020

This meeting will take place at 7 PM on Monday, Dec. 21

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

6. New Business

Gov. Evers Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Shirley Abrahamson
December 20, 2020

 Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Menomonie School Board meeting 12/14/2020

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December 14, 2020

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.

Joint Committee on Campaigns and Elections Hearing

Wisconsin Capitol
December 11, 2020

A hearing will be held by the Join Committee on Campaigns and Elections at 10 AM on Friday, Dec. 11. We will embed the live stream here, thanks to Wisconsin Eye, as soon as the hearing starts.

The committee has announced who has been invited to testify, which is almost exclusively conservative and Republican people, including a right-wing talk show host.  Dean Knudson and Robert Spindell are two of the three Republican members of the bi-partisan Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Safe Harbor

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December 8, 2020

Most Wisconsinites assumed once they had marked their ballot and had it counted that the process was well underway. Then the votes were counted, and we all thought we were done. Not this year.

Menomonie City Council 12/7/2020

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Menomonie City Council 12/7/2020

December 7, 2020

We will attempt to live stream the meeting here as it takes place. The meeting begins at 7 PM on 12/7/2020. The link to attend the meeting on-line is at the end of this post.

5. Unfinished Business

A. Proposed temporary trailer storage extension for Stepping Stones of Dunn County, Inc. at 1602 Stout Road – discussion and possible motion approving

This was approved.

6. New Business

People's Budget Virtual Listening Session

December 2, 2020

On December 2, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes hosted their second virtual listening session for the 2021-2023 state budget process. This session focuses on the environment, infrastructure, and the economy in Wisconsin.

Thanks to WIsconsin Eye for the live video.

Menomonie School District developing plans for 2nd semester

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December 1, 2020

In his weekly update to parents in the school district Superintendent Joe Zydowsky announced the ongoing plans for teaching in the second semester in Menomonie Schools:

Dear SDMA Families and Staff,

Fireworks at Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting

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November 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will hold their December meeting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday Dec. 1. The meeting will among other things certify the November elections for everything except President and Vice-President. Those federal elections canvasses were accepted on Monday by Ann Jacobs, the board chair.

Gov. Evers Certifies 2020 General Election Results

November 30, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today, in accordance with state and federal law, signed the Certificate of Ascertainment, certifying the results of the November 3rd General Election. 

WEC Chair Canvasses Presidential Election Results

Ann Jacobs

Presidential Election Canvass

November 30, 2020

Madison, WI – Chairperson Ann Jacobs of the Wisconsin Elections Commission will canvass results of the presidential election and sign the determination today at 3:30 p.m., including results from the recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties.


November 24, 2020

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released unemployment data from March 15 to November 21, 2020, revealingthat 93.55% of the over 8.2 million weekly Unemployment Insurance claims that have been filed since March 15, 2020, have been processed.


Menomonie School Board meeting for 11/23/2020

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Menomonie City Council Meeting for 11/23/2020

November 23, 2020

Note that WisCommunity will not be providing live streams of the school board meetings for the time being since the board is meeting in person and we have decided that we will no longer attend in-person government meetings until the pandemic subsides. We will attempt to capture the live stream provided by the school district and post it here later.


A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

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