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Today in Menomonie Debuts on Facebook - WisCommunity Starts on News Break

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Small changes have been occurring in Chippewa Valley media. I noted this morning when I opened the Facebook app on my phone that the Today in Menomonie icon appeared at the top of the page. is a Facebook feature that has slowly been rolling out through the US.

Conservative Group asks Judge to hold Election Officials in Contempt

Ozaukee County Courthouse

The conservative legal group, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) today asked an Ozaukee County judge to hold the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and charge them up to $12,000 per day in a lawsuit concerning Wisconsin's voter rolls. At issue is a ruling in December requiring the removal of over 200,000 voters from the state election rolls. WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg said in a public statement, “Court orders are not optional.

Micon Budget Cinema Closed Temporarily due to Heating Issues

According to recent Facebook postings, the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema is closed until further notice due to heating issues in the building. We're sorry to hear this, the Budget is one of our favorite places to catch movies and some food at a great price.  The Micon chain has promised updates on their.

Every Conversation Sparks a New Idea

State Senator Jeff Smith

The past year pushed me to learn and grow as a leader. As I spent time with my family over the holiday season, I reflected on the value of collaboration, a lesson learned in 2019. I thought about all the conversations I had with others, and how accomplishments were possible from the time spent learning from others.

New Years Eve Choices Abound in the Chippewa Valley

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Want to do something for New Year's Eve but haven't picked anything yet? Our community calendar is chock full of Chippewa Valley New Year's Eve events. Many of them are listed in the Featured Events on the front page, but

Elections Commission defers action on Voter Purge - update

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is holding a this morning to, among other things, have an update on the legal status of the purge of voters from the voter rolls. At the moment we have no information on the outcome of the meeting. Updates will follow.

Road Conditions Deteriorating - update

10:15 PM - The Eau Claire Police Department has advised that the snowplows have been taken off of the streets for the time being and that travel is not advised. A semi is blocking the road Northeast of Brackett at the intersection of County Road J and Lincoln Town Line Road. This semi cannot be removed currently and the road will remain blocked for the time being. 

Old Man Winter gets his Last Licks in Before New Year

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The Chippewa Valley has already set a record for the largest snowfall in one year, and it looks like we're going to get hit with another winter storm right before the end of the year. The red banner at the top of the site shows weather warnings. The predicted snowfall for tomorrow has been inching upward throughout the day, and we're now under an official Winter Storm Warning, with predictions of up to 10" of snow in some of the area. 

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions - 35mm - HD

Life has been full. I've spent some time regrouping, making plans, and trying to forge a path for Wis.Community for 2020. As some of you know, it has been a trying year at Cruiskeen Farm. My partner and wife Lorelei died in August. Our doggie Shadow left shortly before that. As a result, I'm learning to manage the farm here, which I've blissfully left to Lori while we have lived here. I've also taken some time out to get used to living alone. 

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