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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

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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

Who:

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

When:

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.

Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson on the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities

Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson on the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities.

June 2, 2021

On 5/25/2021 the Menomonie Cares group spoke to Police Chief Atkinson about the report from the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities.

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Dunn County COVID-19 update for 5/28/2021

May 30, 2021

Dunn County Public Health Director KT Gallagher runs through the COVID numbers and answers your questions.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 5/27/2021

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 05/27/2021

May 27, 2021

Who:

  • Traci DeSalvo, Director, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases

When:

Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Menomonie Schools make masks optional

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting for 5/24/2021

May 24, 2021

In tonight's school board meeting the board voted to make masks optional for students in the district starting on June 4, so masks will be required through the end of the school year. The board also voted to make masks optional at the school graduation ceremony this weekend.

Dunn County COVID-19 update for 5/21/2021

KT Gallagher
May 21, 2021

This is the weekly COVID-19 update from Dunn County Public Health Administrator KT Gallagher. As always, KT gives you the Dunn County numbers and answers your questions.

Daun to lead WFU’s farmer-led watershed efforts

Tara Daun
May 20, 2021

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Tara Daun has been hired as the Farmer-Led Watershed Council Coordinator for Wisconsin Farmers Union. In this role, Daun will work directly with farmer-led councils in Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties to increase farmer engagement, build council capacity, expand participation in incentive programs, coordinate water testing and programming, and foster conservation in the Mississippi River Watershed.

Dunn County approves carbon-neutral energy resolution

Dunn County Board of Supervisors - 05/19/2021

May 20, 2021

The Dunn County Board has approved a resolution calling for 100% carbon-neutral energy in the county by the year 2050. The discussion on this item begins at 46:00 in the attached video. This resolution sets a goal for the county to lower their dependence on fossil fuels, and to increase sustainability in the county. The resolution itself begins on page 82 of the attached meeting packet. 

Zach Raff speaks about the economic impact of CAFOs

zachraff

May 19, 2021

On May 12, 2021 Zach Raff, Assistant Professor of
Economics, UW-Stout, provided an overview

Missing 13-year-old found

May 17, 2021

From a press release from the Saukville Police Department:

Menomonie City Council 5/17/2021

Menomonie City Council 5/17/2021

May 17, 2021

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings - None

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

A. Proposed request to WI DOT to relocate STH 29 from Main Street to 6th Avenue – discussion and possible motion of action

6. New Business

A. Review of a proposed 2021 Clean Sweep event at the Community Services facility and associated costs- discussion and possible motion authorizing

Dunn County Community Vaccination Clinic on 5/13/2021

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May 12, 2021
Dunn County will hold a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, May 13 from 1 to 6 pm. Advanced registration is available and walk-ins will be welcome. Individuals will have a choice of J&J Janssen or Pfizer Vaccine. This will be the first clinic at which 12-15 year olds may be vaccinated with parental consent.  16 and 17 year olds are also able to get the vaccine and parental/guardian consent is required.

Jeff Smith - You Are Not Alone: Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

State Senator Jeff Smith
May 12, 2021

Please note, this column contains sensitive information regarding mental health and suicide. Information and statistics in this column come from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

 

Dunn County changes COVID-19 gathering recommendations

May 11, 2021

The Dunn County Health Department is announcing new
updates to the COVID-19 gathering recommendations.
Research has shown that COVID-19 is a largely vaccine preventable disease. We’re encouraging
everyone who is eligible for the vaccine, to get the vaccine. Check out this website to find out where to
get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Dunn County.

Menomonie School District Board Meeting for 5/10/2021

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 5/10/2021

May 10, 2021

A live stream of the meeting will appear on this page at 5:30 PM.

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.

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