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School Board Candidate Forum in Menomonie

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Candidates for the Board of the School District of Menomonie will speak to the public Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 E Main, Menomonie.

Supreme Court Forum in Menomonie

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Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will speak to the public Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Sorensen Hall (formerly Millenium Hall), Room 205, 121 10th Ave. E, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. Parking is available to the public on adjacent university lots after 4 p.m.

Jeff Smith - It’s Time to Prioritize Rural Prosperity

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During the State of the State, Governor Tony Evers reflected on the accomplishments made in 2019 and the priorities we must carry out in the year ahead. As we draw closer to the end of this legislative session, we have a stronger sense of urgency to get things done.

 

Where in the World is Joe Luginbill?

Updated to reflect previous small claims court issue at the foundation's previous address.

Local philanthropist, school board member, and activist in the LGBTQ+ community Joe Luginbill has suddenly disappeared  after the news broke that the utilities at the State Theater were shut off for non-payment. This has been shocking to many  local citizens. But first, let's take a step back to this young man's quick rise to fame.

Our Environmental Film Festival - Right To Harm Canceled

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We just received word from Tugg that they have canceled our film showing because they are "no longer operating in our area". We are more than a little bewildered by this and are exploring alternatives to show the film here. Watch this space.

Menomonie Special School Board Meeting 1/27/2020

Our coverage of the Menomonie School District board meetings will resume tonight after missing several meetings due to staff conflicts. The agenda is attached and video of the meeting will become available some time on Tues., Jan 28.

Democracy Fatigue

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Tired of fighting? Feel like voting / marching / calling Congress / all of it is pointless? Maybe you are suffering from democracy fatigue, which threatens to become both epidemic and chronic in the United States.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Responds to State of the State Address

Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden has offered the following statement in response to Governor Evers' 2020 State of the State address:

Gov. Evers Delivers State of the State Speech

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In tonight's State of the State speech, Governor Evers recognized several bills that have been passed through bipartisan efforts. He then went on to set an agenda of things that need to be accomplished, including creating a task force on student debt in Wisconsin, making higher education more available to people in Wisconsin without the burden of long-term debt.

Jeff Smith - Surprise! It’s a Bill!

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Last week, Governor Tony Evers assigned homework for the Legislature to accomplish in the new year. Governor Evers urged bipartisan cooperation to tackle some of the most pressing issues in our state and create solutions Wisconsinites support to close the dark store loophole, lower insulin costs, protect our water, address homelessness and more.

 

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