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Dunn County Sheriff's Office Offers Reward for Vandalism Information

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is offering a $1700.00 reward for information leading to the Arrest and Conviction of those responsible for damaging tree stands/ game cameras recently within Dunn County.

Dunn County Man Dies in Tractor Accident

DATE OF RELEASE:​12/05/19

INCIDENT #:​19-12901

SUBJECT:​Tractor Accident

AUTHORIZED BY:​Sheriff Kevin Bygd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-------------------------------------

On Thursday, December 5th, 2019 shortly after 1pm the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Menomonie Fire Department responded to the 3400 block of 420th Ave. in the Town of Menomonie, for a report of a male subject who had been run over by a tractor.

Live Stream from Iowan Organic Farmers Presidential Forum

BERNIE SPEAKS AT IOWAN ORGANIC FARMERS PRESIDENTIAL FORUM

I believe this will just be a stream of Bernie Sanders at the forum.

Help Us Keep Local News Alive - 3 - Contribute Content

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Dunn County Solid Waste Business Plan Makes Many Changes for Residents

trash collection

Ed. Note - The hours originally reported here for Saturdays in Connorsville and Downsville were incorrect. The new hours are 8 AM - Noon on the first and third Saturday of the month. A printable schedule of the new hours is attached at the end of the article.

What The Advance Of CWD Means For Wisconsin's Elk

cwd tagging elk

The threat of chronic wasting disease to Wisconsin's booming whitetail deer herd is motivating efforts to track and research its spread, but this deadly ailment also imperils efforts to reintroduce wild elk to the state.

Jeff Smith - The Ho-Chunk Code Talkers: Honoring Native American History

Senator Jeff Smith

Since 1990, our country has recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. This commemorative month provides an opportunity to remember Native Americans’ roles in our country’s history and appreciate their cultural contributions. This should be a time for us to look deeper into our history and the contributions of all Americans.

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Producing news costs money. Newspapers around the country are struggling to find ways to fund news-gathering operations and production costs. Our production costs are fairly low, but there still is a need to pay people to do the work, to pay web hosting costs, development costs, and more. 

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Newspapers throughout the country are dying and news deserts are sprouting up. We're trying something new, producing news stories you are not likely to see in-depth elsewhere. Help us to build a new news ecosystem for the Chippewa Valley. We will have a story per day on how you can help us to build this. 

Podcast is Coming - help us build it

WisCommunity will be starting a podcast early in 2020. The podcast will cover bigger issues facing the Chippewa Valley and the state. It will feature interviews with important people in the community, and will cover a different issue every month. The podcast is titled So - That Happened

Senator Jeff Smith - What Are You Thankful For?

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re nearing the end of another year and already getting ready for Thanksgiving. Everything seems to speed up during these last weeks as we prepare for the holiday season and the New Year. As we try to slow things down, we have time to reflect on and remember what we accomplished this year and ask ourselves what we’re thankful for.

 

Thanksgiving Vacation

WisCommunity will be taking a Thanksgiving vacation. Through about Dec. 2 expect to see a slower pace here while the publisher/editor makes a trip to New England. 

Student debt crisis forum

Student Debt Slide

Student Debt Forum Menomonie, WI 11/19/2019

Panel on the student debt crisis with Dr. Chris Ferguson, Director of the Honors College, and professor of Economics at UW Stout abd Dr. Tina Lee, Director of Applied Social Science and professor of Anthropology at UW Stout.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Jeff Smith - Stop the Spread of CWD

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re only three days away from gun hunting season in Wisconsin. Hunters are prepared and eagerly anticipating the time to look out from their deer stand. It would seem Wisconsin is prepared for the upcoming hunting season.

 

Solid Waste and Recycling changes coming to Dunn County

Dunn County Solid Waste Meeting

Solid Waste Special Meeting for Dunn County, WI

Changes are coming to solid waste collection and recycling in Dunn County. Recently the hours at the Downsville Transfer Station were changed and reduced, but more drastic changes are coming to Dunn County. This article will explain some of the needs for change, and what some of the upcoming changes will be. The detailed calendar changes are attached, along with some supporting documents. The video provides a much deeper detail into what is happening and why.

Local Organic Milk Supplier Closing

Castle Rock Logo

We are very sorry to hear that local organic dairy pioneer is closing down. Castle Rock was one of the first dairies in the area to ship organic milk in returnable glass bottles and has since expanded to produce ice cream, eggs, and butter.

Dunn County Passes Wheel Tax

County Board

Dunn County Wisconsin Yearly Budget Hearing

This is our video coverage of the annual Dunn County Budget hearing. The primary thing that happened of interest in this meeting was passing the proposed $20 per vehicle wheel tax. The wheel tax applies to cars, SUV's, light trucks that are registered in the county. The tax is expected to raise $725,000 that will be used to maintain the 425 miles of county roads. This money cannot be used to maintain roads in the city of Menomonie.

Reengineering Infrastructure For A Wetter Wisconsin

Flooding throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin, is dangerous, costly and becoming a more frequent occurrence. Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods in the northern part of the state, and in places like Madison, floodwaters took weeks to recede after heavy rainstorms in 2018. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?

Menomonie High Embedded Associate's Degree

Menomonie School Board Meeting 11/11/2019

The Menomonie School board meeting of 11/11/2019 discussed the embedded business management associate's degree that will be offered soon. Brian Seguin, director of instruction, assessment, and 4k programming described how this will allow Menomonie High School students to obtain a college degree while they are attending high school. This program is in conjunction with Chippewa Valley Technical College.