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This is the in-development Roku channel of Wis.Community. The Roku app is being developed, and we hope that it will go live and appear in the channel store for Roku by late April. 

Menomonie High School on Lockdown - update

Menomonie High School is currently in lockdown. According to news from the Menomonie Police Department and an email sent to parents this morning a scrap of paper was found in the school with an inappropriate reference to a school shooter. The police and school district are not considering this a credible threat and according to social media the hard lockdown has just been changed to a soft lockdown.

Senate fires DATCP secretary nominee Pfaff

Brad Pfaff

Today Governor Tony Evers celebrated his 68th birthday sitting in the Senate chamber and watching his nominee for DATCP Secretary go down in flames. The Senate spent much of the day debating rules and jockeying for power over what testimony would be allowed in the discussion about Secretary-Elect Pfaff. 

Senate Live Floor Session DATCP Secretary Pfaff - Pfaff not confirmed

It has often been said that watching laws being made is like watching sausage being made - you don't want to see the details. Here is an example of our Legislature making sausage you just do not want to eat. The Senate is debating the confirmation of DATCP Secretary Pfaff. 

- Update - Pfaff was not confirmed. 14 Ayes, 19 Nos, strictly along party lines. More later. The Senate has re-convened and is now considering other business.

Putting the people above the politics

Darin Van Ruden

Recent developments in Madison have threatened livestock siting rule changes, leaving our water and rural communities at risk.

Broadband Expansion: Broadband for Those Who Need It Most

Senator Jeff Smith

We’re facing one of the largest infrastructure challenges in Wisconsin history. The decisions we make today on broadband expansion can either make Wisconsin a leader or allow us to fall behind in the digital age.

 

New Livestock Siting Rules and DATCP head dead in water

Brad Pfaff

There was some hope that when Governor Evers took office there would be progress on some of the state-wide issues that have been sitting moribund in the legislature. At least on the agricultural front, it appears that the GOP is ensuring little progress. 

Happy Halloween

Young Frankenstein (1974) Bloopers & Outtakes

It's one of my favorite films, and appropriate to tonight. Enjoy this set of outtakes and bloopers from Young Frankenstein.

Asking Menomonie and Dunn County to commit to Clean Energy

Dr. Jim Boulter

Kate Beaton on a commitment to Renewable Energy in Menomonie

Wisconsin Conservation Voters and the League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley held an action event on Oct. 28 at Zymurgy Brewery. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a strategy to convince the City of Menomonie to commit to a plan for 100% clean energy by 2050. Additionally, there is a hope to have a resolution from Dunn County. 

Wisconsin LION Members Show Well in First Award Ceremony

LION Awards

Wisconsin News Sites had a terrific showing at the first annual LION Awards. LION Publishers is a national trade group of Local Independent Online News publishers (WisCommunity has been a member for two years).

So That Happened - 10/29/2019

This is a semi-regular compendium of thoughts, observations, and events from the Chippewa Valley. 

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