is designated as a third class municipality. It has a mayor, eleven
member city council and planning commission. The corporate city limits
is comprised of 8,960 acres of which some 4,700 acres of the corporate
limits are undeveloped, 325 in parks. Menomonie is located on manmade
Lake Menomin and its 14,055 residents enjoy the recreational advantages
of the great Wisconsin outdoors. It boasts many fine community oriented
civic, religious and social organizations who continue to help make
Menomonie a better place to live for all people.
AGRICULTURE Menomonie is located in Dunn County, one of
Wisconsin's top dairy counties. About 11.3% of the work force in Dunn
County is employed by agriculture.
AMBULANCE SERVICE Full-time ambulance service operates on 911
AIRPORTS Score Field - Menomonie Airport is owned and operated by
the City of Menomonie. Located on the east edge of the city it is
integral with the industrial park. Its east-west runway is 4,900'x
75'and north-south runway is 3,470' x 60', both of asphalt. There is
also one 3,470' x 60' asphalt runway located 12 miles northwest of the
city in Boyceville. Commercial and charter services are available in Eau
Claire at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (25 miles east) and at
the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (55 miles west). Eau
Claire can also handle private prop and jet planes.
BUS SERVICE Greyhound bus service operates out of Menomonie daily
and services all parts of the nation.
CHURCHES Twenty-two churches represent most of the major
CLINICS Served by Red Cedar Clinic/Mayo Health Systems, a full
service medical clinic with 20 physicians specializing in family
practice, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine,
psychology and occupational medicine, plus full lab and x-ray facilities
and support personnel.
EDUCATION From kindergarten to the university, the city has seven
public schools and four parochial schools, a public Middle and Senior
High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The highly
diversified Chippewa Valley Technical College is part of an 11 -county
vocational district that offers district residents nearly 60 full-time
career training programs. A family learning center and university owned
nursery school also hold full-time programs for youngsters.
ELECTRIC POWER Electric power is supplied by Xcel Energy in the city
of Menomonie. Dunn Electric Cooperative supplies the power to the area
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Ten banks and credit unions (Bremer Bank,
Citizens State Bank, F & M State Bank, First Bank & Trust,
Firstar, M & I Bank, Mutual Savings Bank, Red Cedar Bank, S & C
Bank and WESTconsin Credit Union) serve the city of Menomonie and the
FIRE PROTECTION 20 full-time regular firefighters and 20 part-time
volunteers ... three pumpers, a snorkel aerial ladder truck and a rescue
boat, rescue truck, and two tankers comprise the available equipment.
Two brush buggies for rural fires are available. A modern firehouse also
offers the latest communications for service to the Dunn County area.
The insurance rating for Menomonie is class four.
GAS POWER Natural gas for both domestic and industrial purposes is
provided by Xcel Energy. Other types of bottle & LP gas are
available in the area.
HIGHWAYS Menomonie is served by Interstate 1-94, state highways 25
and 29, and US Highway 12.
HOSPITAL Mrytle Werth Hospital/Mayo Health Systems, a private,
not-for-profit acute care hospital provides medical service for the City
of Menomonie. The 63 bed facility located at 2321 Stout Road, Hwy 29
& 12 East, contains 24-hour emergency room, medical/surgical wings,
obstetrics dept. and intensive coronary care unit.
LIBRARY Menomonie Public Library serves city and county residents,
providing books, periodicals, reference service, and audiovisual items,
Programming for pre-scholars through adults is also offered. Library
service is also provided by UW-Stout and the public school system.
MOTOR TRUCK LINES There are 20 truck lines that serve Menomonie, 3
terminals are located in Menomonie, providing overnight service to the
entire upper Midwest. United Parcel Service and Federal Express service
daily to and from Menomonie.
Dunn County News, a twice weekly paper, serves the city and the
county. The Dunn County Shopper and Reminder are "shoppers"
that serve all of the Dunn County area. Eau Claire and Twin Cities
papers also cover Menomonie area news events.
PHYSIOGRAPHY The city occupies more than 13 square miles and is 805
feet above sea level. Menomonie has an average mean temperature of 44
and an annual precipitation of 30 inches.
POPULATION The population of the city was 14,715 as of the 2000
census. Dunn County's population is 38,937.
POLICE The police department consists of 26 full-time sworn
policemen, 14 supporting, 24 hour service, 9 squad cars and has combined
communications with the county to maintain a modern police network.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA 10,000 watt News/Talk WMEQ 880 AM covers all of
Dunn County and much of Western Wisconsin. WMEQ Rock 92.1 FM watts plays
classic rock and carries Green Bay Packer broadcasts. WVSS FM is the
college radio station and WHWC Wisconsin Public Television Channel 28 is
the local PBS outlet. Charter Communications provides cable service in
Menomonie. Either cable or a home television antenna will supply you
with NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX or PBS programming from Minneapolis/St. Paul, La
Crosse, or Eau Claire.
RAILROADS Union Pacific (UP) services the Menomonie area. Reciprocal
switching is available. 25 miles of mainline switching. No passenger
service is presently available. Canadian National (CN) also services
RED CEDAR STATE TRAIL This 14.5 mile trail, constructed on an old
railroad bed, provides outdoor recreation, serving the hiker, biker,
walker or, in the winter months, the cross-country skier. The trail
follows the Red Cedar River and is beautiful any season of the year.
More than 40,000 visitors arrive yearly to use the trail.
RETAILING More than 200 retailers in three retail sales areas.
SANITATION Menomonie's municipal sewage plant has a capacity of
2,800,000 gallons per day. Peak demand of treatment is 1,770,000 gallons
per day. Menomonie has a sanitary landfill site and both commercial and
residential pickup is handled by private haulers.
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Some of the service organizations serving the
area are: American Red Cross, American Legion, Beta Sigma Phi, DAV, Dunn
County Historical Society, Jaycees, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters,
Lions Club, Menomonie Theater Guild, Moose Lodge, Optimist Club, Rotary,
Woman's Club and many other church and social/fraternal clubs.
STOCK CAR RACING Stock car racing is held every Friday night at the
Dunn County Rec Park at 7:30 p.m. Races begin the first Friday in May
and end the last Friday in August.
STOUT TECHNOLOGY PARK A controlled aesthetic business setting for
high technology manufacturing and service industries. Park tenants enjoy
access to a diverse pool of technical advisers and workers.
TELEPHONES The city is served by Ameritech and 24/7 Telcom.
THEATERS There are two movie theaters with 12 indoor movie screens.
There are two live performance theaters: the Mable Tainter Memorial and
TRANSPORTATION There is a Door Stop Bus operated for handicapped and
aged and taxi services with two cars.
ZONING All industrial and commercial plans must be approved by
the Plan Commission and the City Council. Municipalities and townships
of Menomonie areas are covered by zoning ordinances. Zoning ordinances,
building codes, assessments, licensing and inspections are handled by
the City of Menomonie offices.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 17 dentists, 25 attorneys, 11
chiropractors, 5 optometrists, 12 veterinarians, 10 accountants, 2
architectural firms, 2 funeral directors, and 2 ophthalmologists serve