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Menomonie council approves funds to discourage geese from park lake shores

The gaggle of geese gathering at some Menomonie parks is becoming a health hazard and a nuisance.

1 week ago
City of Menomonie water tests meet or exceed state standards

With recent concerns of lead contamination in drinking water across the country, the city of Menomonie did an extra testing earlier this month and found the city water supply

2 weeks ago
Plethora of area softball players selected to WFSCA Senior All-Star Game rosters

A plethora of area players will take part in the WFSCA Senior All-Star Games June 14 in Wisconsin Dells. In Division 1, North’s Abbey Long and Memorial’s Dani

2 weeks ago
I don't care how weird they think I am

I'd like to think most of us have some unique attribute we remember about our grandfathers, if we were fortunate to have them live long enough into our childhood or beyond.

2 weeks ago
CVTC adopts per-credit fee to pay for parking, security

All Chippewa Valley Technical College students will get a spot in campus parking lots next year through a new fee.

2 weeks ago
MHS recognized as a Sprout School

Menomonie school board members learned Monday the high school has been recognized as a Sprout School as part of the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin, a voluntary program

3 weeks ago
Staff training, hotline established in wake of treasurer scandal

A year after criminal charges revealed that two former Eau Claire County employees stole taxpayer money, the local government is continuing with measures meant to prevent

3 weeks ago
Ravine slide repair to be funded by state and city monies

A failing ravine by Sanna Park that is eroding will partially be covered by state funds, the Menomonie City Council learned Monday.

4 weeks ago
Walker still envisions contested GOP convention

Donald Trump may have started calling himself the presumptive Republican nominee this week, but a former opponent familiar to Wisconsinites doesn’t think it’s a

1 month ago
Chi-Hi grad Barth a part of victorious Drake Relays team

Former Chippewa Falls athlete Cooper Barth was a part of the Wisconsin Badgers’ victorious 4x1600-meter relay quartet Thursday at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des

1 month ago
I met Prince... in an elevator

I met Prince in 1991 in an elevator.

1 month ago
Menomonie recognized for Bird City Wisconsin Sustained Flight

MENOMONIE — The city of Menomonie has some news worth tweeting about.

1 month ago
School library aid ticks up

An average of about $32 per student will be granted to school libraries throughout the state, including about $1.4 million in west-central Wisconsin.

1 month ago
Menomonie city attorney retires after 39 years

Menomonie City Attorney Ken Schofield figured he has attended 750 Menomonie City Council meetings over the last 39 years.

1 month ago
Sixteen MHS students to graduate with global achievement

MENOMONIE – Sixteen Menomonie High School seniors will graduate this year with the Global Education Achievement Certificate, the Menomonie school board learned Monday.

1 month ago


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