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Cord Cutting - A journey Part 1

Cord Cutting

I am embarking on a great venture - cutting the cord on our TV service. I will occasionally write about this here, including the trials and tribulations (as well as successes) as I move along.  For some time now we've had our TV service with our local phone co-op, and have generally been happy with it. Recently though we've discovered that when our contract was coming up for renewal the price of service had increased dramatically.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op Moves

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 7.31.15

This is at this point fairly old news, but this is a great video showing the move of Menomonie Market across downtown to their new store. Come visit the new store.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

No, that's not a quote from Melania Trump's speech.  I wrote it myself with a little help.  Though it does have a familiar ring to it. Not to beat a dead horse.

The Storm

The Storm: Tuesday, July 15th, 1980

36 Years Ago Today - unforgettable.

Kathleen Vinehout - UWEC and Local Business: A Flourishing Relationship Worthy of Investment

“One hundred years ago the Chamber rented a rail car to go down to Madison,” President Bob McCoy of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce told the gathering of business leaders. A century ago, Chamber members traveled to Madison to advocate for a new UW campus in Eau Claire.

“Maybe next time we’ll have to take a high speed train,” he joked.

That's Amore

That’s Amore: Enduring Restaurant Puts the Italian in Eau Claire

It's an Eau Claire tradition.

Does your anti-virus software make you less or more vulnerable?

Is your antivirus protecting your computer or making it more hackable?

Internet security experts are warning that anti-malware technology is becoming less and less effective at protecting your data and devices, and there's evidence that security software can sometimes even make your computer more vulnerable to security breaches.

Kathleen Vinehout - Government Accountability Died the End of June

Government Accountability Died the End of JunebySenator Kathleen Vinehout Government Accountability passed in a quiet death the last day of June. There was no fanfare, no long speeches – just hard working employees packing up personal items. I imagined the nonpartisan judges of the Government Accountability Board (GAB) breathed a deep sigh as they left their service on the GAB and ended the rough and tumble ordeal as broad me

New Sites to Host AmeriCorps Farm to School Programs

Release Date: June 30, 2016                            

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041

                                                                         or Bill Cosh, Communications Director,

Kathleen Vinehout - Delight in the Sun!

 Delight in the Sun!bySenator Kathleen Vinehout “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun. Somehow, I think my in-laws, Cindy and Norm, love the sun too. They just returned from the Midwest Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin.

29th Assembly District Candidate Forum

Wisconsin 29th Assembly District Candidate Forum

Community Conversations sponsored a Candidate Forum in Menomonie for the 29th Assembly District candidates on June 18.  All four of the announced candidates participated.

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