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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.

Live Stream - Menomonie East Side Development

East Side Neighborhood concerned citizens

June 22, 2020

At 3 PM today I will be speaking to Jeanne Foley and Julie Beston about their objections to the zoning and re-development issues on a new property development on the East Side of Menomonie. 

First COVID-19 death in the Chippewa Valley

Eau Claire County COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has announced the first death from complications of  COVID-19 in Eau Claire County, which is also the first death in the Chippewa Valley area. Out of respect for the person's family, the department is not releasing the person's name or any other details.

How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?

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June 20, 2020

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Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

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June 20, 2020

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Right before President Donald Trump unveiled punitive measures against China on May 29, he inserted a surprise into his prepared text.

What's up with WisCommunity?

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June 20, 2020

Since lately the world seems to have become crazier than normal and I have been caught up in working a lot more than normal, I thought it was time to take a deep breath and let you know what's up with us, and the news, and the future.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 6/19/2020

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June 19, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 update with Health Department Director KT Gallagher

Detecting COVID-19 Deaths In Wisconsin

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June 19, 2020

Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020. One was May 17 and the other was June 8.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Policing Accountability and Transparency Reforms in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers
June 19, 2020
Evers, Barnes call for bipartisanship in first step toward dismantling racism in a state consistently ranked among the worst in racial disparities

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.

Juneteenth comes via the web this year

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June 18, 2020
Chippewa Valley Juneteenth Celebration

Tomme Suab livestream of the 2020 Chippewa Valley Juneteenth Celebration, focusing on police brutality, education on race issues, and

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.

DHS Media Briefing for 6/17/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/17/2020

June 17, 2020

Today's media briefing will take place at 1:30 PM. 


Climate Change Lobby presentation to Health Dunn Right Environment Committee

Health Dunn Right Environmental Team presentation from Climate Change Lobby

June 17, 2020

Representatives from Climate Change Lobby did a presentation on climate change to the Health Dunn Right Environmental Action Team (HEAT). This is a recording of the meeting.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorses its first wave of candidates

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June 16, 2020

MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters is proud to announce its first wave of endorsements for candidates running for office in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

“Our endorsed candidates share our values: clean water, clean air, accessible public lands, an equitable, safe democracy, and the pursuit of clean energy,” said Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “We’re proud to endorse this most recent slate of candidates who will fight for a brighter, cleaner, more equitable Wisconsin.”

Wakanda Waterpark closed for 2020

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June 16, 2020

The city of Menomonie has announced that the Wakanda Waterpark will not open for the 2020 season due to the pandemic and financial concerns that it could not be operated without a great loss while still protecting people using the waterpark.

Passes that have been already purchased for the park for this season will be refunded automatically. 

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.

Dunn County releases new Health Alert for COVID-19

KT Gallagher
June 15, 2020

Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher today released a new Health Alert for the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Alert 2, issued today, is very similar to the health alert issued on June 2, but increases the size of gatherings that are advised under the alert. The previous alert had recommended indoor gatherings be limited to 10 people, and outdoor gatherings limited to 20.

The Movement America Has Been Waiting For

Senator Jeff Smith
June 15, 2020

This Friday, on June 19th, our country celebrates Juneteenth, an important holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves dating back to 1865. In the 155 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was read to freed slaves, many Americans have believed our country simply fixed its biased attitudes and racist behavior.


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.