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January 26, 2023

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. 

Menomonie School Board Candidate Forum Feb. 6

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Menomonie School District Board Candidate Forum

January 24, 2023

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley and the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a school board candidate forum at 7 PM on Feb. 6, 2023 at the Dunn County Judicial Center, 815 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie, WI 54751. 

Officer-involved shooting in Menomonie

January 22, 2023

Menomonie Police, the Dunn County Sheriff's office, and UW-Stout police responded to a call at 8:58 PM last night (Jan. 21, 2023) about a complaint of an older white male who had broken into a home and was threatening the homeowner and had shot a gun. The break-in was in an apartment in the area of Bongey Drive and Terrill Road. 

Menomonie School Board Meeting 1/23/2023

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Menomonie School Board 1/23/2023

January 21, 2023

(Per Wis. Stat. § 19.84(2))

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023, 5:45 P.M.



A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

Menomonie council denies rezoning request for new coffee shop

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January 16, 2023

Scooters, a Midwest-based coffee chain, will not find a home next to Culver’s. Although the front portion of the parcel on the corner of 14th Street and Stout Road is zoned commercial, the south side of the lot – which faces Fifth Avenue – is zoned single family to create a buffer for the other residential properties on the three-block street.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate values in first appearance together

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates (from left to right) Jennifer Dorow, Daniel Kelly, Everett Mitchell and Janet Protasiewicz appeared at a panel hosted by on Jan. 9. (Henry Redman | Wisconsin Examiner)
January 10, 2023

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin Examiner
January 10, 2023

The four judges vying to fill an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court appeared together at a forum hosted by Monday to debate the values and judicial philosophies they say they’ll bring to the court if elected. 

Nearly 2 years later, Wisconsin DNR and tech college board holdouts resign

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January 10, 2023

Resignations by the Republican-appointed state board members, whose terms expired last year, come after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' reelection.

By Christina Lieffring, THE BADGER PROJECT

Approximately 20 months after their terms ended, three members of the Wisconsin Technical College System board resigned before the new year, days before Gov. Tony Evers was sworn in for a second term.

Menomonie will hold a primary for school board

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January 5, 2023

The School District of the Menomonie Area will have a primary election for school board during the February state primary on Feb. 21, 2023. Seven candidates filed election papers before the Jan. 3 election deadline. The three incumbent candidates whose seats are up for election are running again - Amy Riddle-Swanson, Charlie Schneider (current board president), and Dale Dahlke.

Menomonie City Council appoints Director of Public Works

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January 2, 2023

Pledge of Allegiance
1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions
City of Menomonie

2. Approval of Minutes
3. Public Hearings - none
4. Public Comments
5. Unfinished Business - none
6. New Business
A. Recommendation of appointment for the Director of Public Works position –
discussion and possible motion of appointment

David Schofield was appointed by the city council as Director of Public Works unanimously.