Mark your calendars. The Dunn County Historical Society's Picnic and Petals, A May Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 13 from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be outdoor activities, picnic basket and quilt raffle, bike decoration and bike parade, and more. Plus there will be a special booth featuring the Minnesota Raptor Center.
Here's a video featuring former MHS choir and theater teacher Audric Buhr who is now working at UW Stout and director of the musical Be More Chill which opens tonight (4/13). Here's another video about the work of putting this show together.
Someone shared on Facebook this week that I-94 from the Minnesota border to just past the 494-694 interchange will be under construction all summer long. The work will begin mid-April and will not be completed until the fall of 2024. Lane reductions and congestion can be expected. Here's a link with more information.
The Weathered Barns exhibit at the Rassbach Museum has been extended through April 29th.
Bobo Link Nursery announced that they have opened for the season. They are open Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
The Dunn County Genealogical Society is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, which means it has access to more genealogy resources to help you make more family discoveries. FamilySearch adds more than 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to help you discover and make family connections. The Dunn County Genealogical Society’s library is located within the Rassbach Museum and is open Tuesday and Friday afternoons. (Taken from the Dunn County Historical Society's Society Notes)
This week I heard that Wisconsin is getting a new area code. The 920 area code in the eastern part of the state is running out of numbers, so all new numbers starting this spring will be assigned the 274 area code. New numbers have been established for other Wisconsin area codes. When the current numbers run out, area code 353 will be assigned for new numbers in the 608 area code and 534 in the 715 area code.