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Dear Neighbor,

I am honored to represent you in the state capitol. Below, you will find updates from the capitol and around western Wisconsin. Please feel free to reach out to me with your legislative and state agency concerns. 

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- Sen. Patty Schachtner

Schachtner Highlights Responses, Outreach to 8,000 Constituent Contacts  

As a legislator, I am honored to be a resource and an advocate for western Wisconsin. I am a lifelong resident of St. Croix County, and it is my privilege to bring our voice down to Madison. Since taking office in February 2018, I have processed more than 8,000 constituent contacts from people seeking to be engaged with state government. I believe in dialogue, and I am thankful for all the questions and feedback I have received over the course of my term. As always, please feel free to contact me by calling (608) 266-7745, e-mailing, or sending a letter to Room 3 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53703.

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REM Wisconsin - Glenmeadow Visit Recap 

I met with residents and staff during a tour of REM Wisconsin - Glenmeadow last Monday.  REM Wisconsin provides services to individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. They also serve adults living with a brain injury or mental disorder. REM Wisconsin’s mission is to provide opportunities for growth and independence for all individuals, regardless of the barriers that they may face. I’m amazed by REM Wisconsin’s strong sense of community, and I’m grateful for their efforts to create safe and inclusive homes for our neighbors.

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Freedom Park Walking Trail Groundbreaking 

On Saturday, I joined VFW Post 10818, the City of New Richmond, and the 652nd Engineer Company for the groundbreaking celebration of the Freedom Park Walking Trail. Wisconsin has a rich outdoors heritage and strong tourism economy. In 2018, tourism had a $21.6 billion impact in Wisconsin and resulted in $117.7 million in direct visitor spending in St. Croix County. I’m pleased to see New Richmond continue to develop great trails and attractions for residents and tourists to enjoy.


Wisconsin National Guard Sendoff Ceremony 

I was honored to attend a sendoff ceremony of the Wisconsin National Guard 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment last Sunday. The Eau Claire-based battalion is close to 400 soldiers strong and includes residents from Menomonie, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Arcadia, and River Falls. Elected officials including Governor Tony Evers and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind spoke words of encouragement at the ceremony. The battalion will deploy to Afghanistan this summer in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

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District Events


Gandy Dancer Fly In/Drive In

Saturday, July 20; 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Burnett County Airport

7410 Co Rd K

Siren, WI 54872


Have a family day of fun at the airport! Airplane & Helicopter Rides, Aerobatics Show, Remote Control Planes, Aircraft Display, Classic Cars, 5k Trail Race, Kid Activities, food & more!


Burnett County Fair

Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25 



914 S Pine St.

Grantsburg, WI 54840


Exhibits galore including animals, crafts, flowers and crops. Lots of food vendors and carnival rides. Demo Derby, Tracker Pull, Horse Showdeo and fun & games.




Downtown Menomonie Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 20; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Wilson Park

800 Wilson Ave

Menomonie, WI 54751


The Menomonie Farmers’ Market features local farmers, producers, artists, musicians, authors and is one of the best markets in the area! In addition to fresh local produce, crispy right-from-the-oven breads, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs and handmade cheese, visitors can also enjoy hot lunches, fresh pop corn and fair trade coffee while listening to the performances of local musicians.


Dunn County Fair

Wednesday, July 24 – Sunday, July 28


Dunn County Fairgrounds

620 17th St.

Menomonie, WI 54751


The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors. Come to the Dunn County Fair for a small town fair that will please the entire family. Who doesn't like the corn dogs and cheese curds? You will find all kinds of activities at the fair for the entire family.




Chill on the Hill – Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 23; 7 p.m.


Melvin Wall Amphitheater

678 S. Third St.

River Falls, WI 54022


Free outdoor concert series at the Melvin Wall Amphitheater on Tuesdays featuring regional artists.  Grilled food, beverages and ice cream available for purchase.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic and lawn chairs.


Pierce County Fair

Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, August 11


Pierce County Fairgrounds

364 N Maple

Ellsworth, WI 54011


Tractor, truck & horse pulls, demo derby, hundreds of exhibits, educational opportunities, entertainment, and much more!




Polk County Fair

Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Truck Pull, exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, food and animal judging.


Music on the River

Friday, July 19; 5 p.m.


Michael Park

132 Central St.

Amery, WI  54001


Food, music, and family fun in Michael Park. 



St. Croix

St. Croix Riverfest

Tuesday, July 16 – Sunday, July 21


Lakefront Park

Locust and First Streets

Hudson, WI 54016


In Celebration of Life on the St. Croix River, join us for river related fun! Activities will include a concert in the Park by the St. Croix Valley Community Band, Toonies ENVIRO-FUN Puppet Show, Native American Celebration with Singing, Dancing and Food Tastings, Nature Cruise, River Clean Up, Scrappy, Kids Fishing Derby, Civil War Encampment and Ice Cream Social, The Longest Table, Library Story Time, Carpenter Nature Center’s Animals and more. For a complete listing of events please visit us online. 


St. Croix County Fair

Wednesday July 17 – Sunday July 21


St. Croix County Fairgrounds

210 Fairground Rd

Glenwood City, WI 54013


The St. Croix County Fairgrounds is located in beautiful Glenwood City, WI. For over 125 years, St. Croix County has held annual events, some of our feature events include the County Fair, the PRCA Rodeo, May Fair and a tractor pull. Simply find your event above to learn more.