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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 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.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Tax Relief for Wisconsin Taxpayers

Goverrnor Tony Evers
October 20, 2020
Sales and use taxes from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers results in more than $250 million in tax relief targeted toward lower and middle-income taxpayers 

Outagamie County has a ballot problem

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October 20, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is currently holding a special teleconference meeting to deal with several issues before the election. One of these is a problem with ballots in Outagamie County. It is believed that this affects at least 5500 ballots that were sent out in the county that are faulty and cannot be read by the vote tabulating machines. They are missing a single timing mark on the border of the ballot.

October 12 and 13 Eau Claire City Council

Eau Claire City Council Meeting - October 12 & 13, 2020

October 14, 2020

A large portion of these meetings was involved with an attempt to hear the citizens about, and to try to pass an ordinance about health emergencies and the Health Department. As in Menomonie, after citizen testimony and a discussion, the ordinance was kicked down the road.

Thanks to for the recording.

Last day to register on-line for voting

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October 14, 2020

Today is your last day to register to vote on-line in Wisconsin. You may still register on-line at until 11:59 PM today. If you miss that deadline and are not registered, you may still register to vote at the polls on election day. However you manage it, have a plan to vote, and be sure to follow it.

Senate Confirmation Hearing for Amy Coney Barrett

Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Day 1)

October 13, 2020

This is an important Senate hearing. No matter how you feel about the current candidate, this is an important debate for the future of the country.

Fair Maps, Fair Government

Fair Maps tour in Downsville

Annemarie McClellan on Fair Maps and the Fair Maps Referendum

October 12, 2020

I spent Sunday afternoon wandering through beautiful Dunn County with the Fall in Line for Fair Maps tour. A group of people in support of Fair Maps went from Colfax (Kyle's Market) to Boyceville (The Grain Bin) to Menomonie (Menomonie Market Food Co-op) and ended up in Downsville (Scatterbrain Cafe). We all snacked our way through the tour and talked to people about gerrymandering, redistricting, and how fair maps could be drawn up for Wisconsin. 

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 10/12/2020

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 10/12/2020

October 12, 2020

Primary Agenda Items - full agenda is attached below.

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 School Board discusses COVID-19 status and other issues

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Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/28/2020

September 28, 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 and will go live shortly before 5:30 on Sept. 28.

Dunn County PR&DC Meeting 9/22/2020

PR&D Committee Meeting - 9/22/2020

September 22, 2020

Full packet is attached below:

1. Call to Order

2. Call of the Roll

3. Approval of Minutes: September 8, 2020

4. Public Hearing - None

5. Staff Reports

A. Update on Groundwater Ad Hoc Committee recommendations

B. Review of Draft Land Division Ordinance

C. Review of Draft Manure Management Ordinance

6. Items Placed at the request of the Chair - None

Menomonie City Council 9/21/2020

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Menomonie City Council 9/21/2020

September 21, 2020

Public Comments were taken on the items on tonight's agenda.

New Business - Approximately 7:11

A. Review of the 2021 Business Improvement District 2021 Operating Plan – discussion and possible motion approving

There was no discussion, it was approved by voice vote. 

B. Request to purchase equipment for the Community Services Building project - discussion and possible motion authorizing

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women's rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

September 19, 2020
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg paying a courtesy call on Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., in June 1993, before her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. AP/Marcy Nighswander

Menomonie School Board discusses COVID-19, petitions

Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/9/2020

September 14, 2020

Primary items in this meeting:


A. Policy 171.2, Agenda Preparation and Dissemination - 30:00 

After a half-hour of discussion and an amendment, this was passed unanimously

B. Update to the SDMA Employee Handbook - 1:01 

This was an adjustment to accrual of leave for hourly employees that, in view of the pandemic, allows them to use their leave before it is accrued. It passed unanimously

Chad Vader Absentee Votes

Voting Absentee With Chad Vader

September 13, 2020

Some of you may still be wondering how you get an absentee ballot, despite the news and YouTube tutorials, and other sources of information. Have no fear. You may remember , the star of the Wisconsin-grown series filmed in the Willy St. Market in Madison. He has come out of retirement to show you how to request an absentee ballot.

Gov. Evers, WisDOT, DOA Announce $18 Million in Public Transit Grants for Wisconsin Communities

September 9, 2020

Grants will enable Beloit, Wausau, Sheboygan, Madison, Eau Claire, Racine, Green Bay, and La Crosse to purchase a total of 34 public transit buses

Governor Evers requests Kenosha support from other states

Governor Tony Evers
August 27, 2020

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers requested other states, under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), to bring additional National Guard troops, equipment, and resources to Kenosha to support civil authorities there.

EMAC is a mutual aid agreement that allows governors to provide state-to-state assistance during declared states of emergency. It will enable other states to provide resources such as National Guard troops and equipment to the requesting state.

Jeff Smith - It's time to move on student loans

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 26, 2020

Over the last four months, I was honored to participate in the Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt, established by Governor Tony Evers to address the student debt crisis impacting more than 700,000 Wisconsinites. The latest statistic from the Board of Governors shows the level of student debt owed has reached a mind-boggling $1.7 trillion; Wisconsin, alone, has more than $24 billion in student loan debt, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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