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Commission members tend to favor Main Street road reconstruction project that saves trees

MENOMONIE – Although the project won’t be completed until 2020, the Menomonie Plan Commission Monday started looking at design options for renovating the largely

5 hrs ago
Street sweeping nets tons of garbage, helps protect waterways

A total of 54 tons of garbage was taken off the streets of Menomonie with street sweepings in 2016, according to the city’s storm sewer annual report presented to the

1 week ago
What would you do for a tax free future?

Most people grumble about taxes.

2 weeks ago
Fraud unit? What?

The phone rings and it’s an 800 number.

2 weeks ago
Menomonie chamber offers new Menomonie themed apparel

Ready to show your Menomonie spirit?

3 weeks ago
River Falls legislator seeks to connect through videos

Freshman state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls, recently raised the curtain on an innovative new way to connects with constituents.

3 weeks ago
Co-captain Hanson sums up what it means to be an Old Abe

Sam Hanson was emotional, and understandably so. The Eau Claire Memorial co-captain’s hockey career came to a close after an elite Hudson defense swarmed the Old Abes

3 weeks ago
Menomonie school board plans self-assessment

Menomonie school board members plan to use a free Annual Board Development Toolkit provided by School Perceptions in partnership with the Wisconsin Association of School

4 weeks ago
Boston: It was more than a boat

I could have visited the traditional sites in Boston, but that's just not me.

4 weeks ago
Rice Lake native elected to DNC leadership post

Barron County Democrats probably could have seen this coming.

1 month ago
Menomonie City Council urges recognition of International Migratory Bird Day

As part of being a Bird City Wisconsin, Menomonie City Council members Monday passed a resolution recognizing April 28 as International Migratory Bird Day and urged residents

1 month ago
Transformation of North Barstow area 'remarkable'

When Eric Larsen strolls through downtown’s north side, he sees a very different neighborhood than the one he experienced a couple decades ago working as a patrol

1 month ago
Plymouth woman named Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin

MENOMONIE – A Plymouth woman was named Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin earlier this month at a pageant held in Menomonie.

1 month ago
MHS wins Spirit of Excellence Award

MENOMONIE – Menomonie High School has won “The Spirit of Excellence Award,” an award honor schools for achieving excellence in leadership, sportsmanship and

1 month ago
Causeway project includes efforts to protect bats, birds

When city of Eau Claire forestry department workers cut down trees at the site of the bridge linking Lake Street to Carson Park this winter, they were doing more than

1 month ago


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