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DHS confirms first monkeypox case in Wisconsin

Monkey Pox
July 1, 2022

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Wisconssin. It was contracted by an adult in Dane County. The number of monkeypox cases in the US has risen recently. Officials at DHS emphasized that this is not at this time a major concern for the general public. Monkeypox is primarily spread through close skin-to-skin contact and contact with items that have become contaminated with the virus.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op receives grant for new Eau Claire store

MMFC Store Concept
July 1, 2022

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced that they have received a $200,000 grant toward building their new expanded store in Eau Claire. The co-op was among 134 grantees to receive financial assistance awards through the 2021 round of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Menomonie School Board meeting for 6/27/2022

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Menomonie School Board for 6/27/2022

June 26, 2022

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER
215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

AGENDA

I. OPENING ITEMS

Roe protest in Eau Claire

crowd at rally in Eau Claire

Eau Claire Roe Protest

June 25, 2022

A large diverse crowd of people (we would estimate 500) took part in a rally in Eau Claire yesterday to protest the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Several scheduled speakers took part in the rally, after which many individuals spoke about their own experiences and how their lives will be affected by this court ruling. 

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

June 24, 2022

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

Anti-abortion protestors celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade outside the US Supreme Court on June 24.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

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WATCH LIVE: President Biden delivers remarks after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

In an expected ruling, this morning the U. S. supreme court overturned the Roe V. Wade decision, turning the legislation surrounding abortion over to individual states. This is a developing story. President Biden is currently speaking about the decision. 

DHS Briefing - COVID-19 vaccine for under 5 year olds

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 06/20/2022

June 21, 2022

What:

DHS experts will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months through 5 years old

Who:

COVID updates from Dr. Hall 6/14/2022

COVID infection graph
June 14, 2022
Weekly update for Dunn County - things continue to hold steady.
 
Transmission rates are still high, but fortunately hospitalizations are not. They're certainly not as low as they've been other times in the past, but our medical systems are not being overwhelmed.

Menomonie School Board remains in National School Board Association

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Menomonie Regular School Board Meeting 6/13/2022

June 12, 2022

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA

NOTICE OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER
215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at: https://vimeo.com/event/2019082

AGENDA

I. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

Wisconsin Elections Commission rejects challenge to Tim Michels ballot access, Millis elected chair of commission

Tim Michels
June 10, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted 6-0 to find 3861 signatures valid on the papers submitted to the commission. The challenge from Jane Bernstein and law firm Stafford Rosenbaum LLC was largely rejected, particularly the argument that most of the signature forms should be rejected because they did not list a valid mailing address for candidate Michels. This is a striking ruling in favor of Michels, who has recommended disbanding the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

January 6 Commission Hearings - Day 1

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WATCH LIVE: Jan. 6 commission hearings - Day 1

June 8, 2022

We will attempt to run the live stream of the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings here from PBS. 

COVID updates from Dr. Hall 6/6/2022

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June 6, 2022
Weekly Data Update for Dunn County. Transmission continues to be high, and overall community level continues as low.
Case rates seem to have plateaued at a high level for now. Unfortunately, we broke our many-weeks stretch of no fatalities with a death of a person in their 80's this past week.

The Hypnotherapist and Failed Politician Who Helped Fuel the Never-Ending Hunt for Election Fraud in Wisconsin

Michael Gableman
May 26, 2022

by Megan O’Matz

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Jay Stone grew up in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago ward politics, the son of a longtime city alderman. But his own forays into politics left him distrustful of Chicago Democrats.

Commissioner Knudson resigns from Wisconsin Elections Commission, officer election postponed

Commissioner Dean Knudson
May 25, 2022

In a somewhat surprising move, WEC Commissioner Dean Knudson resigned from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, claiming that he can no longer serve effectively because he has become cast as a RINO (Republican in Name Only) and that he cannot represent a party in which many members believe the 2020 election was rigged.

Menomonie Special School Board Meeting for 5/23/2022

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Menomonie Special School Board Meeting for 5/23/2022

May 22, 2022

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE MENOMONIE AREA

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTER

215 PINE AVENUE E., MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022, 5:45 P.M.

This meeting will be live-streamed at: https://vimeo.com/event/2019082

AGENDA

I. OPENING ITEMS

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

Menomonie Market Food Co-op to build new store in Eau Claire

New Store Concept
May 18, 2022

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced plans to build a new store in Eau Claire. The store will be built on the southern half of City Block 7, which is currently vacant and has been slated for development for years. The new expanded store and deli is expected to open in fall of 2023. 

Wisconsin DHS recommends changes to COVID mitigation in high-risk counties

Community Risk Map
May 17, 2022

Residents living in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID-19 Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public

As the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to monitor an increase in the spread and impact of COVID-19 across the state, DHS re