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Prep softball: Wolf's double lifts Altoona to regional title

ALTOONA — Emily Wolf stood on the on-deck circle, watching a whacky play unfold that was cause for discussion between coaches and umpires.

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Stories sought of those buried in Dunn County Potter's Field Cemetery

MENOMONIE  — When David Williams mows the Dunn County Potter’s Field Cemetery, he makes sure he doesn’t hit a bed of iris planted there.

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Fairchild Elementary School could close

Two Fairchild Elementary School grades will be moving to Osseo Elementary next year in what could be the beginning of the end for the smaller of the two schools.

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Eau Claire city and county see population growth

Eau Claire County saw a population growth in 2016, adding 846 residents, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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Getting a head start on her nursing career

Editor’s note: This is one in a series about students graduating from Chippewa Valley schools. 

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Tough family cases took toll on Judge Lenz

Twenty-three years after being elected Eau Claire County judge, after countless cases and court deliberations, Judge Paul Lenz has decided to step down from that position.

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Track sectionals: Two Regis freshmen, both new to the sport, punch tickets to state

COLFAX — Bria Thalacker was in need of a spring sport and started track as an eighth-grader last school year. Ellie Matson watched how much fun her sister, Tori, had on

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Cash bail set in porn video case

A $1,500 cash bail was set Thursday for the woman accused of making pornographic videos at various Eau Claire businesses under the name Whitney Wisconsin and selling the

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Woman charged with not feeding baby

An Eau Claire woman is accused of not properly nourishing her 2-month-old baby.

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Farmers pick up the pieces after Barron County tornado

Cory Picknell and his three sons were feeding haylage and getting stalls ready to bring in the cows for milking near Prairie Farm on the evening of May 16 when the western

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Volunteers toil to ensure cemeteries look their best for Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, city officials and area churches are busy preparing their grounds for increased foot traffic over the weekend that draws more cemetery visits than

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Knight Life: Outdoorsman bids fond farewell to his fish car

In the trunk of my car was scattered straw left over last spring, now fast on its way to becoming compost.

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Confluence supporters cheer 5 years of progress

Thursday evening’s gathering at the site of the Confluence Arts Center was all about celebration, as backers of the project marked five years since the plan was

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17-year-old killed in plane crash sought career as pilot

CHETEK — Owen Knutson dreamed of one day being a commercial pilot, just like his father.

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Prep softball: Memorial tops North to win first playoff game since 2007

There were plenty of reasons why Eau Claire Memorial could have pressed in its WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal on Wednesday afternoon.

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