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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.

DWD RELEASES INFORMATION ON UNEMPLOYMENT DATA

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.

I. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

Dunn County Health and Human Services Meeting 11/19/2020

Health & Human Services Board - 11/19/2020

November 19, 2020

This is the live Zoom meeting for 11/19/2020. 

KT Gallagher has reported two new deaths in Dunn County since this morning's state numbers were released, raising the number to 8. There may be one more that has not been confirmed as a COVID-19 death.

The recount countdown - Biden expands lead in canvassed votes

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November 17, 2020

A quick update - the canvassed votes are in from all 72 counties in the state. The final unofficial count indicates that Biden has increased his lead in Wisconsin by 181 votes, and won by 20,608. These canvassed votes have not yet been made official by the state. The clock is ticking for the Trump campaign to file for a recount by 5 PM tomorrow, either for a full recount of the state or a more limited recount of a few counties.

Menomonie City Council Meeting for 11/16/2020

Menomonie City Council Meeting 11/16/2020

November 16, 2020

We will provide a recording of the meeting by tomorrow morning.

Wisconsin Elections Commission addresses voting misinformation

Meagan Wolfe
November 10, 2020

MADISON, WI – In the week after the presidential election, misinformation has circulated on social media and political websites raising unfounded rumors about the integrity of Wisconsin’s election results.

 

Dunn County Board of Supervisors 11/10/2020

Dunn County Board of Supervisors - 11/10/2020

November 10, 2020

The agenda, council packet, and budget hearing document are attached below. 

Supervisor Paul Miller presented the COVID-19 report. Cases are quickly rising in the county and have swamped the ability of the health department to keep up with contact tracing. Local hospitals are now in the position of not being able to take patients because they are becoming overwhelmed with  COVID patients. Contact tracers are beginning to suffer from burnout.

Dunn County PR&D Meeting for 11/10/2020

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Planning Resources & Development Committee Meeting - 11/10/2020

November 10, 2020

These are the items on the agenda for this meeting. The full meeting packet is attached below.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Dunn County Planning, Resource and Development Committee will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held by Teleconference.

Menomonie School District Board votes to continue Fall Sports

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 11/9/2020

November 9, 2020

Update - in an email this morning the school district announced that a decision will be made in this meeting tonight whether to continue with fall sports and other activities for the rest of the year. 

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 on this page.

Menomonie City Offices closed to public for most purposes

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November 9, 2020

The City of Menomonie has announced that city offices will be closed to the public for most purposes starting today, Monday, Nov. 9. The closing is part of an attempt to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. Offices will continue to operate but will be closed for most face-to-face contact unless an appointment is made.

What Wisconsinites need to know about the election

News Conference: Wisconsin Elections Commission Election Update

November 5, 2020

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission today released its list of the top things Wisconsin voters should know after the General Election.

 

1. Wisconsin voters turned out in record numbers.

 

Unofficially, Wisconsin’s voters cast 3,296,374 votes cast for president, the most ever in Wisconsin, smashing the record of 3,071,434 in 2012.

 

What Voters Need to Know about How Votes Will Be Counted in the 2020 Election

November 2, 2020

Madison, WI –Wisconsin election officials will be working overtime on Election Night to deliver complete and accurate election results to to the public and the news media, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Important election news from the Wisconsin Elections Commission

October 29, 2020

We received two important election updates this afternoon from the Wisconsin Elections Commission that may answer many questions about the election Tuesday, and particularly on spoiling ballots.

The Elections Commission is currently holding a media briefing on the election - the video is available below.

Election Deadlines from Wisconsin Elections Commission

October 29, 2020

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

 

US Supreme Court stops changes to Wisconsin election law for Nov. 3

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October 26, 2020

The US  Supreme Court ruled 5-3 today to no allow changes to the election laws in Wisconsin to allow more time to send absentee ballots in. The result of this ruling is that all absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election must arrive by 8 PM on election day. The court believed that the courts should not be deciding on and changing election law due to the pandemic. 

Menomonie School Board approves winter sports

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Menomonie Special School Board Meeting 10/26/2020

October 26, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines from the Dunn County Health Department, 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 on this page, Facebook Live, and

Second and last Presidential Debate

Second 2020 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

October 22, 2020

This is the last Presidential Debate for this election since the original 2nd debate was canceled after President Trump became ill with COVID-19 and refused to do the debate in a virtual format. Tonight's debate will be slightly different than the first since the committee has decided that microphones for the candidates will be muted during parts of  the debate to keep them from talking over their opponent and the moderator.

The debate begins at 7 PM Central Time.

Wisconsin Election Commission discusses election issues

October 22, 2020

Meagan Wolfe reported this afternoon that 70 communities are still in need of about 200 poll workers, and reminded people that they can see where workers are needed and volunteer at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PollWorker. At the moment the City of Eau Claire, City of Menomonie, and Town of Menomonie are on the list of places looking for more workers.

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