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Jeff Smith - A Workforce for Everyone

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 22, 2021

Long before I entered politics, I worked in the private sector. From an early age, I was needed for my father’s business to mop floors, empty trash and eventually clean windows. As high school graduation approached, my father sat down with me and laid out why he wanted me to forgo college and continue working with him, hoping someday I’d buy the business from him. Thus, my future, as owner and manager of Bob Smith Window Cleaning, was set.


COVID vaccine popup at the Dunn County Fair

Vaccination Graphic
July 22, 2021

A Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic is being held at the Dunn County Fair from 1-7 PM on July 22-25. Both the Pfizer and J&J vaccines are available. The new COVID variants are a threat to our community and cases are slowly rising again, so this is a great opportunity to get your family vaccinated now before school starts. Those under 18 will require a guardian or parent to give consent for the vaccination. You must purchase an admission to the fair to go to the clinic. 

Kiss The Ground - a film about regenerative agriculture

Kiss the Ground Official Movie Trailer (2020)

July 19, 2021

The Healthy Environment Action Team (HEAT) of the Health Dunn Right coalition is holding a free showing of the documentary


Dunn County COVID-19 update with KT Gallagher for 7/16/2021

KT Galagher
July 18, 2021

This is this week's COVID-19 status update with Dunn County COVID-19 Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher. As always, KT explains the current COVID-19 status in Dunn County, and answers your questions. This week she talks about the Delta variant and the possibility of passing it on without being symptomatic. 

Jeff Smith - The Budget is Just the Beginning

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 13, 2021

Like many households and businesses, the state operates on a budget. We have a biennial budget in Wisconsin, meaning it begins July 1st of each odd numbered year and ends June 30th of the following odd numbered year.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Eau Claire County District Attorney

July 13, 2021
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today he is seeking applicants for Eau Claire County District Attorney. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by District Attorney Gary King’s resignation, effective August 14, 2021. The new district attorney will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2025.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 7/9/2021

July 12, 2021

This is Friday's COVID update from Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher, along with this week's statistics and information on a COVID vaccination clinic to be held on July 14 and 15 in Dunn County.

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 7/12/2021

School District Logo

Menomonie School Board 7/12/2021

July 12, 2021


A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Pledge of Allegiance and Reading of Mission Statement

D. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

E. Recommendations and Commendations

F. Community Communications

G. Monthly Employment Report (June 2021)


A. Action to Approve Consent Agenda

Don’t Be Duped by Deceptive Labeling

July 7, 2021

Misleading ‘Product of the USA’ Label is Hurting American Farmers

It’s a rite of summer to fire up the grill and enjoy burgers and steaks cooked to sizzling perfection. Or, in sadder cases, charred to an unrecognizable blackened blob. Whether you’re one of the lucky folks feasting on a grillmaster’s gourmet handiwork or instead find yourself chomping charred protein, do you know where the beef on your plate originated?

Menomonie School Board Meeting for 6/28/2021

Menomonie School Board Meeting 6/28/2021

June 24, 2021

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 at: and on this web page. 

Health Department and UWEC Partner on First Community Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic

June 24, 2021

The final COVID-19 vaccine clinic at UWEC Zorn Arena will be on Wednesday, June 30th from 3pm-7pm.

Community vaccine clinics in July are moving to the Health Department and the UWEC Water Street Parking lot, which will be operated as a drive-through and walk-up clinic. From April 8 to June 23, more than 14,400 vaccine doses were given at Zorn Arena.

Badger Project - Tiffany one of only 14 members of Congress to vote against federal holiday status for Juneteenth

Tom Tiffany
June 22, 2021

Every other House member from Wisconsin – Republican and Democrat – voted in favor


U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, a Republican who represents northern Wisconsin, was one of only 14 members of the House to vote against Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.

Gov. Evers Takes Action on Bipartisan Policing Changes Legislation

June 22, 2021

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed seven bills into law, including several bipartisan policing changes. The governor called for these bills last week, emphasizing the need for the Legislature to take up more robust, comprehensive reforms.

Jeff Smith - We Need to Better Connect

State Senator Jeff Smith
June 22, 2021

While the weather has warmed up, I’ve been able to hold more Stop N’ Talks and meet people throughout the district. During these visits, the question I’m asked most often is “Can’t you just get along?”


Jeff Smith - How a Surplus Can Help Us Bounce Back

State Senator Jeff Smith
June 15, 2021

Let’s face it, political philosophies often prevent elected officials from actually getting done what is expected of them. No news there.


WisCommunity is on vacation, so are COVID statistics

Vacation Picture
June 15, 2021

You may have noticed a slowdown in news on WisCommunity - Your editor is currently taking a vacation i California to visit an old friend. I will be back on the 20th 

Gov. Evers Celebrates Wisconsin’s Continued Economic Recovery, Bounce Back from Coronavirus Pandemic

 Governor Tony Everrs
June 8, 2021
As Wisconsin economy rebounds, ranks among the best in the nation for shots in arms and low unemployment rate, governor reverses FY 20-21 lapses

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 update for 6/8/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 06/08/2021

June 8, 2021


  • Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jeff Smith - A Wisconsin Summer Adventure Awaits

State Senator Jeff Smith
June 7, 2021

We love our beer and cheese in Wisconsin. But Wisconsin is more than beer and cheese. A whole lot more.


Dunn County COVID-19 update, county changes recommended gathering sizes

Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher
June 6, 2021

As always, Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher answers your questions about COVID-19 in Dunn County and runs through the current COVID status in the county.

The county has also issued updated recommendations on gathering sizes:

The Dunn County Health Department is announcing new
updates to the COVID-19 gathering guidelines.