As our readers know, WisCommunity has for some time been concerned about the state of news coverage in Dunn County, particularly the declining coverage of civic events and government. This is primarily a one-man operation and it has been difficult to plug the quickly leaking hole in the news coverage dike. 

I have for several months been involved in a news discussion group consisting of members who are former journalists in the county, the Menomonie Minute, and other concerned citizens. We are working on developing new ideas and methods for improving news coverage in the county in a sustainable way.

We are holding a community brainstorming session to learn more about what the needs of the community are and how we can work together to develop more sustainable and powerful news coverage. If this is a topic that interests you, we would like to invite you to join us in a session to be held at the Menomonie Library on February 9, 2022 at 1:30 PM. This will be an in-person meeting, but you may also attend and provide comments in an on-line option that will be hosted by WisCommunity.

Those interested in attending in person on Feb 9 are asked to register at

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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