Area News

29th Assembly Candidates Debate on “The West Side”

Eau Claire, Wis. – The candidates in the race to represent Wisconsin’s 29th District in the State Assembly will debate on “The West Side” at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25. on The Ideas Network stations of Wisconsin Public Radio 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls. Host Dean Kallenbach will welcome John Calabrese, D-Menomonie, and Clint Moses, R-Menomonie.…

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Pro-life sign destroyed

Joan Malcean reported to us on Tuesday morning that their pro-life “Babies Lives Matter” sign on their property along County Highway D in Baldwin Township was destroyed during the night. She indicated that the county sheriff’s department is investigating the incident.

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Two-car collision occurs near Wilson

A two-car collision occurred Saturday afternoon, September 19 on State Road 128 in Cady Township near the Wilson Kwik Trip. No details of the accident were available at press time. The Spring Valley and United Fire Departments along with Baldwin EMS and the Wisconsin State Patrol and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to…

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One vehicle crash in Knapp sends driver to hospital

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, about 11:54 a.m. the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office,  Menomonie Fire and Ambulance along with Mayo  Helicopter  were dispatched to the intersection at US Hwy 12 and County Hwy Q in the Village of Knapp for a one-vehicle crash with significant injury. The initial crash investigation shows that a 1993 Chevrolet…

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DNR offers robust statewide CWD resting

In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the 2020 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. The health of the deer herd relies on commitment from hunters. Managing CWD begins with knowing where the disease exists on the landscape, and having…

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Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-River Falls mitigation steps

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement on Friday, September 18: “Today’s announcement by UW-River Falls Chancellor Connie Foster to suspend in-person classes for two weeks while imposing shelter-in-place within its campus community will curtail the COVID-19 case increases we have identified on the campus. Moving to online course delivery for a…

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Candidate questions sought for online forum events

The Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Chippewa Valley Chapter of the League of Women Voters are soliciting questions from area residents for candidates running for state senate and assembly races to be used in upcoming online forum events. “Candidate forums seem particularly appropriate and needed at this time when opportunities for candidates…

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Gov. Evers asks for resignation of Workforce Development Secretary

MADISON — On September 18, Gov. Tony Evers announced he has asked for and received resignation from Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Caleb Frostman. Secretary Frostman’s resignation is effective immediately. Department of Corrections (DOC) Deputy Secretary Amy Pechacek will lead the transition until the new secretary is appointed. “People across our state are struggling…

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Gov. Evers announces launch of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment Dashboard

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced on August 13 the launch of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Investment dashboard website. The website will provide transparent and regularly updated information regarding how and where Wisconsin is investing federal funding, including significant funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “From Wisconsin’s farmers…

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