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Hot Food returns to the Menomonie Farmers Market

June 14, 2020

Hot food returned to the Menomonie Farmer's Market this weekend. Take a guided tour with the Market Manager.  Note that all of the food is available for takeout only and may not be consumed at the market.

Person recovered from the Chippewa River identified

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June 12, 2020

The Dunn County Sheriff's office has sent out a press release that a body has been recovered from the Chippewa River upstream o the railroad bridge in the Town of Dunn. The call came in at 9:54 AM today, and the Sheriff's Office and Medical Examiner responded at the scene. 

An autopsy is being conducted at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota.

Gov. Evers Announces $40 Million in Financial Assistance to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses

June 11, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020. DHS will distribute these payments from $40 million of funding provided to Wisconsin under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

DHS COVID-19 Media Briefing for 6/11/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/11/2020

June 11, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.     

Gov. Evers Appoints State Representative Chris Taylor to Dane County Circuit Court

Chris Taylor
June 11, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he appointed State Representative Chris Taylor to the Dane County Circuit Court. The appointment fills a vacancy that will be created on August 1, 2020, by Judge Jill Karofsky’s election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Eau Claire County issues new COVID-19 order

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Eau Claire County COVID-19 Q&A - June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department today issued a new local health order that takes effect at midnight tonight. Now permitted in this new order are indoor public gatherings of up to 50 people and up to 100 people in outdoor public gatherings. One-on-one personal service providers are recommended to not exceed 20 clients per day.

Micon Downtown Budget opens Friday

Micon Downtown Budget Theater
June 10, 2020

The Micon Cinemas have announced that the Downtown Budget Theater in Eau Claire will open this Friday, June 12. Since there currently are no new films available due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the theater will be showing older movies, and at a ticket price of $3. This week's films are Forrest Gump, Midway, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and the original Superman (1978) film.

Wisconsin Elections Commission June Meeting

June 10, 2020

Meeting feed courtesy of Wisconsin Eye.


A. Call to Order

B. Administrator’s Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice

C. Public Comment

COVID-19 - a mixed bag in Wisconsin

June 9, 2020

The COVID-19 statistics continue to be a little mixed. Although it is certainly encouraging that the percentage of positive tests continues to decline in Wisconsin, life is not entirely good. It is a little difficult to know what to think of some of the statistics at this point because the testing parameters have changed, and many more tests are being done, including people who may be asymptomatic or only have minor symptoms.

Governor Evers announces end of National Guard involvement in George Floyd protests

Governor Evers
June 9, 2020

This afternoon Goverrnor Tony Evers announced that the deployment of National Guard troops deployed to protect citizens, journalists, and protesters in the state in the George Floyd protests is ending. 

In coordination with local leaders, nearly 1,500 troops mobilized over the last week in response to requests for Wisconsin National Guard assistance.


Tropical Storm Map

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June 9, 2020

You may have noticed the big red banner on the top of the site. Most of the area is under a flood watch for heavy rain starting in the next few hours and running through the night.  Many of us can expect 2-4 inches of rain tonight, with small areas getting more. There may also be gusty winds as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal co Ime over. Hang tight, it's just another trial in our lives this week. But be careful.

COVID-19 Media Briefing for 6/9/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 5/29/2020

June 9, 2020


  • WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes
  • DNR Secretary Preston Cole


  • An update on the state’s response to COVID-19 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans

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June 8, 2020

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Since 2018, Capital One has been a looming presence in Julio Lugo’s life, ever since the company sued him, as it did 29,000 other New Yorkers that year, over an unpaid credit card. But when the coronavirus hit the city this March, it wasn’t on his mind.

Jeff Smith - June: What We Can Learn From Dairy Month

Senator Jeff Smith
June 8, 2020

Last Friday, I had the chance to connect virtually with some good friends in western Wisconsin to celebrate June Dairy Month. We had a conversation about the ways dairy has made an impression on our own lives and the impact the dairy industry has on the State of Wisconsin. And of course, after sharing stories, we started a milk chug challenge, throwing back glasses of fresh, cold milk.


UW Stout, Eau Claire, and River Falls campuses to re-open in the fall

June 5, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls and UW-Stout announced they will welcome students to campus for the fall semester.  

All three universities, which completed their respective spring semesters using alternative delivery methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are putting comprehensive safety plans in place to allow faculty, staff and students to return to campus.   

Madison and Milwaukee Community Leaders discuss racial justice

June 5, 2020

In a forum sponsored by our fellow LION publisher Madison365 and the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, community leaders from Wisconsin discuss racial justice and inequity throughout the day today. of the discussion.