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New agreement will protect local watershed

A new farmland lease agreement has the potential to reduce run-off from a local watershed into Lake Menomin — and provide students with valuab…

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New bills in the works

New bills in the works

As the Legislative Session enters its fifth month, I wanted to let you know about a few of the bills I have been working on. While the budget …

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Red Cedar Photographers mounts exhibit at Barrel Room

Red Cedar Photographers mounts exhibit at Barrel Room

The annual exhibit of Red Cedar Photographers is on display for the entire month of May at the Barrel Room (302 Main Street, Menomonie). Eleve…

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Knights announce scholarship winners

The Knights of Columbus announced that Margaret Schwartz is the first-place recipient of the 2015 Monsignor Blecha Scholarship.

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Groups let Gov. Scott Walker’s backers give unlimited sums

Groups let Gov. Scott Walker’s backers give unlimited sums

Once upon a time in America, there were limits on how much people or groups could spend to influence an election. Now those limits are gone, a…

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Listening sessions around state share common concerns

Listening sessions around state share common concerns

As you may know, two weeks ago, I held listening sessions across the 29th Assembly District. We started in Menomonie, went to Baldwin, and fin…

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Stout, AT&T team up for Developer Day

AT&T and UW-Stout’s Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) announced that they are teaming up to host a “Developer Day” on campus on S…

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Local Lions Clubs support the new Menomonie High Stadium

Local Lions Clubs support the new Menomonie High Stadium

Spring brought good news to the fundraising committee for the proposed new sports complex at Menomonie High School. The Menomonie Lions Club m…

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Menomonie DECA shines in Orlando

Menomonie DECA shines in Orlando

The Menomonie DECA Chapter sent five students to represent Menomonie High School and Wisconsin DECA at the annual DECA International Career De…

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School board previews new snack policy

At its April 27 meeting, the Menomonie School Board got a preview of an initiative during a first reading of the new Local Wellness Policy tha…

May 05, 2015 12:54 pm(0)

Our view: Evidence trumps ideology in classroom

Our view: Evidence trumps ideology in classroom

If you listen to some of Wisconsin’s elected leadership, you may get the sense that education is a rich source of cost savings for a challengi…

May 05, 2015 1:00 am(0)

Oaklawn hosts Arbor Day Awards

Oaklawn hosts Arbor Day Awards

The City of Menomonie held its annual Arbor Day Awards Celebration at Oaklawn Elementry School on Thursday, April 23.

May 04, 2015 2:53 pm Photos

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Locals explore StormReady Supporter recognition

Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and 1,000 tornadoes, leading to around 500 deaths and nearly $…

May 04, 2015 2:28 pm(0)

Community Foundation invites locals to support nonprofits

From feeding a hungry child on the weekend, to installing a new furnace at a domestic violence shelter ... From low-cost microchip clinics to …

May 04, 2015 2:13 pm(0)

This week's carp count

This week’s carp count

May 04, 2015 11:10 am(0)

Thank a teacher for making a difference in your life

Thank a teacher for making a difference in your life

The first week of May is the traditional observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, and it’s one of the easiest topics for me to address. I trul…

May 03, 2015 4:03 pm(1)

Watch Us Grow granted new materials

Watch Us Grow granted new materials

The children and staff of Watch Us Grow Children’s Village are rocking peacefully now thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Dunn County.

May 03, 2015 2:05 pm(0)

'Stamp' out hunger: Donate to letter carriers drive May 9

Donate to letter carriers drive May 9

May 03, 2015 1:57 pm(0)

With dues depleted, Wisconsin's three AFSCME councils merge

With dues depleted, Wisconsin's three AFSCME councils merge

Wisconsin’s three AFSCME councils are merging four years after the state rolled back public-sector union rights, prompting two out of three du…

May 03, 2015 8:00 am(0)

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