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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Honoring the Career and Legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson

Governor Tony Evers
August 4, 2020
Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room to be named in honor of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Menomonie City Council 8/3/2020 -city becomes Responsible Unit for Recycling

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Menomonie, WI City Council Meeting 8/3/2020

August 3, 2020

Primary business in tonight's meeting:

Unfinished Business

A. Preliminary Stout Road design review by the WI DOT and KL Engineering – discussion

There was discussion on this topic, and there will be some virtual presentations on the details that will be publicly accessible. Plans are for this construction to take place in 2022.

From Union Contracts To City Commissions, How Police Oversight Works In Wisconsin

July 29, 2020

Police unions and the labor contracts they negotiate with local governments are seeing renewed scrutiny in communities across the United States. This attention follows a slew of high-profile cases of law enforcement officers resorting to lethal violence under questionable circumstances — incidents that are driving calls for a reassessment of how the public can hold police accountable.

Police Chief Eric Atkinson speaks about police reform in Menomonie

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Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson talks about police reform

July 29, 2020

On July 28 Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson spoke for over two hours to a large public crowd in Wilson Park. His talk covered a wide range of ideas, from the history of policing to the current pushes toward more police reform, particularly in reference to charges of unequal treatment of people of color by the police, the current BLM protests, and more. The talk was part of the ongoing Community Conversations series in Menomonie.

Menomonie School District Board Meeting for July 27, 2020

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Menomonie School Board meeting for July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

This is a live stream of the School District of the Menomonie Area School Board meeting of 7/27/2020.

This meeting included the presentation of the opening plan for the SDMA schools and a discussion of the superintendent declining to meet with the teacher's union as a group for developing this plan.

The action and discussion items for the meeting follow: The full agenda is attached below.


Menomonie City Council approves Estover Terrace development and re-zoning

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Menomonie CIty Council Meeting 7/20/2020

July 20, 2020

In a very long city council meeting tonight, the council approved both the Estover Terrace development and the re-zoning for the property involved. This development was opposed by many of the citizens in the area of the development, and they had sent a petition to the city council in advance of the meeting. Many of those opposed spoke at the meeting tonight. 


The People’s Maps Commission: By the People and For the People

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 20, 2020

When representatives of the original colonies gathered to determine the formation of the United States they took the bold step of putting the trust in the hands of its citizens, establishing the United States as a Democratic Republic.


Menomonie School Board Meeting for 7/13/2020

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Menomonie School Board 7/13/2020

July 12, 2020

Meeting will take place at 5:30 PM and we will live-stream the meeting here. The full agenda is attached below.

Items of interest in this week's meeting include:


A. Approve 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda for Publication

B. Changes to the Employee Handbook for 2020-2021

C. Temporary Change to the Student Eligibility Due to COVID-19

CJCC Executive Meeting 6/24/2020

CJCC Exec Meeting - 06/24/2020

June 24, 2020

What is happening with the Dunn County Courts.

Menomonie Plan Commission recommends East Side Housing Development

City of Menomonie Planning Commission 6/22/2020

June 22, 2020

Tonight's meeting will consider several items including a property development (Estover Terrace) on the East Side of Menomonie that is. We will attempt to record the Zoom meeting tonight and present it here later.

Dunn County Board of Supervisors 6/17/2020

Dunn County Board meeting

June 17, 2020

There will be a Dunn County Board of Supervisors meeting tonight at 7 PM. The agenda is attached below. We attached the YouTube video on the page, but apparently the YouTube stream of this meeting did not work.

Wisconsin Elections Commission gives final approval to mailing of absentee ballot applications

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June 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will have a special teleconference today to discuss the final format of the absentee ballot request mailing that will be sent to many registered voters.

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 6/15/2020

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 6/15/2020

June 15, 2020

We have resumed producing video of the Menomonie School Board meetings. Meetings in the future will be live-streamed and available here, on Facebook Live, and on YouTube Live.

At this week's meeting the board and Administrator Joe Zydowsky announced some of the plans for re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current plans for Phase I, which will involve re-opening of the district's facilities to the public. They have been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 6/15/2020

June 15, 2020

Due to conflicts and lack of staff there will not be a reporter at the city council meeting tonight. We will provide audio of the meeting soon and notes on important issues from the meeting. You may watch the meeting on-line with the Zoom application with meeting ID 883 0977 9602 or call in to listen to it at 1 312 626 6799. The agenda for tonight's meeting is attached. 

Wisconsin State Park campgrounds opening June 10

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June 4, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is opening the State Park Campground system on June 10. Several precautions are being taken to improve the safety of the campgrounds and reservation system.

Park offices will remain closed to the public, signs will be placed throughout the campground giving advice on COVID-19 safety, and an automated touchless check-in system has been implemented. 

State Park passes may now be ordered online

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May 13, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced today that State Park passes may now be purchased online. Most of the State Park System is now open with restrictions. Previously passes needed to be ordered by telephone, but a new system has been developed to purchase passes online for the first time in state history. Passes may not be purchased at the state parks due to the pandemic crisis.

Menomonie School Board Meeting 5/11/2020

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School Board Meeting Live Stream

May 11, 2020

There will be a regular meeting of the Menomonie School Board on Monday, 5/11/2020 at 5:30 PM. The Live Stream of the meeting will be available here. The agenda is attached below.  Public comments to the board should be emailed to by 5 PM on Monday. 

It was again difficult to hear most of the board in the Zoom meeting. 

Action Items:

Several changes were approved to policies:

Menomonie City Council Meeting 5/4/2020

Menomonie City Council Meeting 5/4/2020

May 4, 2020

We will be attempting to cover more of the city and county government meetings by reporting briefly on them and making recordings when possible of the new online meetings. This is a recording of the 5/4/2020 Menomonie CIty Council Meeting, which was held as a Zoom conference. 

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