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DNR To Fund Sampling Of Hundreds Of Potable Wells For PFAS In The Town Of Peshtigo

September 30, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting sampling of potable wells in an

Dunn County confirms first COVID-19 death

Health Officer KT Gallagher
September 30, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has confirmed the first death in the county from COVID-19. In a press release this afternoon Health Department Officer KT Gallagher announced that the fatality was an elderly person and that no further information would be released out of respect for the deceased and their loved ones. Gallagher stated that  “Our hearts go out to the family and friends for their loss.

Jeff Smith - Every Day, Every Farmer Counts

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 29, 2020

Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. In 2018, the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety reported . National Farm Safety and Health Week takes place every year during the third week of September to acknowledge the dangers when farming, especially now, while farmers are harvesting.

Ask Dr. Hall - How can masks work?

Alexandra Hall M.D.
September 29, 2020

This is the first in a series of articles about public health and COVID-19 from Alexandra Hall, M.D. Dr. Hall is a physician in Student Health Services at UW-Stout where she also teaches in the Biology Department. You can learn more about Dr. Hall

Presidential Debate September 29, 2020 - live feed

First 2020 Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

September 29, 2020

We will be bringing you a live feed of the presidential debate here if you don't have other ways to watch it. The feed will start at 8 PM Central Time on Tuesday, September 29.

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 9/29/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 9/29/2020

September 29, 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: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

Free COVID-19 testing in Augusta this Wednesday

lab testing photo
September 28, 2020

The Health Department is partnering with the Augusta Community Center to host a community COVID-19 drive-thru community testing site. The event will be on Wednesday September 30th from 2pm – 7pm at the Augusta Community Center, 616 W. Washington Street, Augusta, WI. Testing through the collection site will be free of cost.

Menomonie School Board discusses COVID-19 status and other issues

Schools Logo

Menomonie School Board Meeting 9/28/2020

September 28, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines from the Dunn County Health Department, 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. The meeting will also be live-streamed on this page and will go live shortly before 5:30 on Sept. 28.

Hold on absentee ballot counting changes extended

ballot box
September 27, 2020

This afternoon the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals extended the stay on implementing new absentee ballot rules. Last week US District Judge William Conley to extend the time to return absentee ballots in the Nov. 3 election, among other changes.

New records for COVID-19 infections in the state

COVID Positive Rate for Wisconsin
September 26, 2020

Today's numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state paint a grim picture. Both the number of new COVID-19 cases and the percentage of tests that were positive have hit new records. 22.39% of the tests reported by DHS were positive, and the raw number of positive cases was 2817. 7 new deaths were reported in today's numbers. 528 are currently in the hospital for COVID, which is also a new record. 

Dunn County COVID-19 weekly update with KT Gallagher

Dunn County Seal
September 25, 2020

This week's Dunn County COVID-19 update. As always, KT Gallagher gives you the numbers and answers your questions.

Menomonie Library closing again for in-person visits

Menomonie Public Library
September 24, 2020

On June 1 the Menomonie Public Library re-opened to public visits. The number of COVID-19 infections in the county has increased greatly in the past few weeks, and as a result the library board has decided to close the library again. This decision was reached in conversation with the Dunn County Public Health Department. 

DHS COVID-19 media conference 9/24/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 9/24/2020

September 24, 2020

This is today's COVID-19 media conference call.  Participants are:

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $5 Million in CARES Act Funding for Broadband Expansion

ethernet wiring
September 24, 2020

MADISON​ —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced that more than $5 million of funding from the federal CARES Act will be awarded for the expansion of high-speed, broadband internet.  Funding will be awarded by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to applicants from the 2020 broadband expansion grants that did not receive funding and are able to connect customers by December 30, 2020, and satisfy the requirements of the federal CARES Act.

Jeff Smith - How “Doing Nothing” Works for Politicians

State Senator Jeff Smith
September 23, 2020

While scrolling through social media recently, I saw someone ask, “Why hasn’t Governor Evers distributed funds from the Heroes Act?” Others jumped all over this comment, claiming the Governor failed because the Heroes Act wasn’t being implemented when it could be.


New potential COVID-19 exposure in Eau Claire

COVID-19 Virus
September 22, 2020

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at Scooter’s Bar on Friday, September 18 (9PM-3AM) and Saturday, September 19 (9PM-3AM).

New, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response

lab test
September 22, 2020

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RBG memorial gathering

memorial gathering
September 22, 2020

25 people attended an informal memorial for Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday Sept 21. The event took place on the UW Stout campus. Several people spoke about Ginsburg's accomplishment and stances on the issues. 

Dunn County PR&DC Meeting 9/22/2020

PR&D Committee Meeting - 9/22/2020

September 22, 2020

Full packet is attached below:

1. Call to Order

2. Call of the Roll

3. Approval of Minutes: September 8, 2020

4. Public Hearing - None

5. Staff Reports

A. Update on Groundwater Ad Hoc Committee recommendations

B. Review of Draft Land Division Ordinance

C. Review of Draft Manure Management Ordinance

6. Items Placed at the request of the Chair - None