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Meth’s empty desks: Children sometimes pay stiff price for parents' addiction

They were eight children, all 12 or younger, each of them students at Longfellow Elementary School. 

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Race canceled, but Birkie fever persists

HAYWARD — The spirit of the American Birkebeiner, known as “Birkie fever,” was alive and well Saturday in Hayward and Cable even if there was only a

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Eau Claire City Council plans to debate living wage

Three months after discussing the possible adoption of a living wage ordinance in broad terms, Eau Claire City Council members could nail down specifics necessary to move the

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Off Beat: Lyft launches in Eau Claire

The small businesses that make up the Eau Claire area’s taxicab industry now have a little more competition.

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State wrestling: Three Bulldogs claim state titles

MADISON — When Garrett Joles walked out onto the mat for his Division 3 195-pound state title opportunity, he couldn’t help but smile.

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Man guilty in Dunn County woman’s death faces new charges

MENOMONIE — A former Elk Mound man sentenced to 6½ years in prison in December 2015 for the death of a passenger in a car he was driving now faces a sexual

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That Empty Feeling: Local nursing homes close

Hugs and tears abounded Thursday as the last four residents moved out of Fall Creek Valley Care Center.

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State wrestling: Rice Lake’s Schmidt puts last year behind him with berth in title match

MADISON — One year ago, it looked like Rice Lake’s Chase Schmidt was on his way to a semifinal bout. He had scored points against Freedom’s Seth Vosters in

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Winter returns: Overnight storm brings us all back to the reality that, yes, we do live in Wisconsin

After a week of unseasonably warm weather for February in Wisconsin, Eau Claire collected almost a foot of wet snow Friday, prompting celebration among sledding enthusiasts

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Market for Menomonie

MENOMONIE — As it nears completion, the Menomonie farmers market pavilion could well stand for a millennium, according to the timber frame director.

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Mutual aid played key role in St. Croix area case

A series of events surrounding the recent murder of a rural Hudson woman has shown the importance of the St. Croix Valley Mutual Aid Group, according to St. Croix County

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State wrestling: Cadott’s Pfeiffer advances to final, rematch with Kauffman

MADISON — Cadott’s James Pfeiffer had been on this stage before.

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Man jailed for robbery, assault

One of two males who police say were involved in the robbery and assault of two juveniles in December at an Eau Claire residence will spend at least six months in jail.

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First defendant gets jail for beating

One of two men accused of severely beating another man outside an Eau Claire hotel last fall will spend one year in jail.

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