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Four found fatally shot in SUV in rural Dunn County - Sheriff's Press Conference

Dunn Co. Sheriff press conference

September 14, 2021

On September 12, 2021 about 2:18PM the Dunn County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a death in the Town of Sheridan in northern Dunn County. Four bodies were found in an abandoned SUV that was driven into a cornfield in the township. 

Menomonie School Board weakens COVID exclusion rules in the district

Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/13/2021

September 12, 2021

PLEASE NOTE - due to the expected great interest in the proposed COVID policy changes tonight's meeting is being moved to the Menomonie High School Auditorium. A notice about this will go out shortly from the district. 

Dunn County COVID-19 Update with KT Gallagher for 9/3/2021

KT Gallagher
September 3, 2021

As always, KT Gallagher, Dunn County Health Department Administrator, give you the Dunn County numbers and answers your questions about the trend for the Delta COVID-19 variant and how to find some of the data for the county and the state on your own. 

COVID Updates from Dr. Hall - 9/3/2021

Covid Cases Graph
September 3, 2021
Then & Now, Dunn County edition:
We are currently far above the levels of COVID we were seeing last year at this time. Many things have changed since last year, in ways that could make a fall surge better or worse than before. And, as with all things COVID, our predictions are often likely to not come true - the factors are so complicated and there is still much to learn.

Why the Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn’t want to take on redistricting

Wisconsin Capitol
September 2, 2021

The conservative legal outfit Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is once again urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take control of drawing the state’s political maps.

COVID Updates from Dr. Hall - 9/2/2021

September 2, 2021
Editor's Note - we will begin carrying updates from Dr. Alexandra Hall on the COVID-19 status in the Chippewa Valley, particularly in regard to Dunn County.
Interim update on Chippewa Valley - significant continued increases in cases in Eau Claire & Chip, staying high in Dunn.

Jeff Smith - Homework to Start the School Year

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 1, 2021

We’ve reached that point of year again when kids are excited to return to the classroom, see their friends and begin a new school year. As adults, we can understand their excitement, but it’s up to us to make sure kids can have a safe and successful school year.


Jeff Smith - Less for Rx Affects Us All

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 27, 2021

Nobody should have to choose between paying for groceries or lifesaving drugs. Many people even ration their drug to save money and end up putting themselves at greater risk. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 37% of individuals taking four or more medications per day could not afford their prescriptions.


Dunn County COVID-19 update for 8/27/2021

KT Gallagher
August 27, 2021

In her weekly update Dunn County Health Department Administrator KT Gallagher give you the numbers on COVID from Dunn County and answers your questions from social media.

Menomonie School Board maintains optional mask wearing for schools

Menomonie Schools Logo

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 8/25/2021

August 24, 2021

This morning Superintendent of Schools Joe Zydowsky posted the text of the masking resolution that will be voted on in tonight's meeting:

Menomonie School District Board and Annual Meeting 8/23/2021

Menomonie School Board and School Annual Meeting for 8/23/2021

August 23, 2021

On August 23 the School District of the Menomonie Area board will meet at 5 PM to hold  the regularly scheduled special board meeting AND will meet at 6 PM to hold the district Annual Meeting. If the schoold board meeting does not end before 6 PM, the School Board Meeting will re-convene after the Annual Meeting. WisCommunity will attempt a live stream of both meetings on this page. 

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 8/20/2021

KT Gallagher
August 21, 2021

As always, Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher gives you the latest COVID-19 statistics and answers the questions that were posed on social media for the week. This time KT talks to you from the great outdoors.

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 8/19/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 08/019/2021

August 19, 2021

Wisconsin DHS officials will hold a media briefing today on the COVID-19 situation at noon today and will provide new data on the current outbreak. The media conference call will be carried here live. 


DHS experts will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and discuss updates to available data. 


Dunn County leaders urge vaccinations and masks

Dave Bartlett
August 18, 2021

Dunn County Wisconsin, August 18, 2021 – Dave Bartlett, Chairman of the Dunn County
Board of Supervisors, and Diane Morehouse, Dunn County Board Supervisor and Chair of the
County’s Health and Human Services Board, have issued an appeal to all residents of the County
to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and to wear masks when out of the home. The appeal comes as
Dunn County is experiencing a significant rise in COVID-19 infections. “A troubling change

Dr. Michael O. Frank, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Michael O. Frank
August 15, 2021

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the .

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for Aug. 12, 2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 08/012/2021

August 12, 2021

It has been a while since the state has held a regular COVID-19 media briefing, but the current spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 has required a new update. 


DHS experts will join Governor Tony Evers to answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and our response, along with questions about vaccines and variants.


COVID-19 resurges in state - all counties are now at high or very high activity

COVID Dashboard
August 9, 2021

Currently the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reporting that every county in Wisconsin is now at a high activity level for COVID-19, with the exception of Milwaukee County, which is currently very high.

Menomonie School Board votes for optional masking in the fall

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 8/9/2021

August 9, 2021

The SDMA school board will vote tonight on the COVID plan for the upcoming school year, including whether masks will be required for students. Tonight's agenda:




MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

Dunn County COVID-19 Update for Aug. 6 2021

August 8, 2021

This is the weekly COVID-19 update from Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher. In this week's update KT discusses the increase in cases of the new Delta variant of COVID, and how the county is responding.