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Notes for the Week - September 7th

Catch up with what's happening at the Menomonie Public Library - read their September eNewsletter.


Last Thursday a stoplight was taken out in the latest semi accident at the intersection of Broadway and Crescent, near WESTconsin Credit Union.


Several weeks ago, I shared a link to vote for the Wisconsin Badgers Jump Around in the USA Today's Best College Sports Traditions poll. They won! Here's a link to see the top ten winners.


Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez was in downtown Menomonie last week, visiting businesses who received grant funding from the state during the pandemic. Rodriguez spent time shopping and touring at 4 locations: Patina Vintage Company, La Dee Dah Specialty Gifts & Haberdashery, Dragon Tale Books, and The Mabel Tainter. (Taken from the Explore Menomonie Facebook page.)


Patina Vintage Company owner Kayla Wayne was featured in an article in Voyage Minnesota Magazine. You can read it here. I did a story on Kayla a couple of years ago, you can read that story here.


Here's a video for Project Hope. If you go to see a movie at our local theater, you might see it played prior to the movie. If you are interested in learning more about Project Hope, check out their Facebook page and the MPD website.


The MHS Homecoming parade is coming up on September 22nd. If you are interested in participating, you can request an application from the MHS Student Council -


The Stepping Stones Shelter program is looking for the following new or barely used items for their current shelter apartments: bath towels, wash cloths, saucepans, and cookie sheets. Donations can be dropped off at Stepping Stones Monday-Friday between 8 and 5pm.


Stop down at LaDeeDah and get your picture taken with these angel wings. According to a post on their Facebook page, Nancy Cumming (a former Art Professor at UW Stout), is the creator.


TracFone & Straight Talk items have recently been added to The Bridge to Hope's Amazon wish list. From The Bridge to Hope Facebook page: This has been a desperate need for our clients; many coming into shelter without a phone. We are in need of SIM cards and phones so we can offer a device for those who do not have one.


The Menomonie Dog Park re-opened on Wednesday (Sept. 6th) afternoon. There will be another temporary closure in the future when Xcel Energy moves into the next phase of maintenance, but that date is not known yet at this time.


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Two beautiful pictures from the Menomonie Community Garden Facebook page.


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