Off Beat

recent offbeat stories

Eau Claire's king of kubb

Shortly after he and his family moved to Eau Claire in 2007, Eric Anderson began introducing people, one by one, to a game that involves strategically tossing wooden dowels

4 days ago
Off Beat: Osseo kid was sold on retail

Although Hugh Leasum’s father and grandfather were physicians in Osseo, his first vocational interest came from another relative.

1 week ago
Off Beat: Family provides legs of love for challenged child in endurance events

At 10 years of age, Jeffrey Bergeman is a triathlete, a Ragnarian and a Marathon Maniac — even though he has to rely on someone else’s legs.

3 weeks ago
Offbeat: Making her parents proud

Each time she works with a Hmong student, each times she attempts to help those students’ families bridge their culture and that of modern America, Blia Schwahn dips

1 month ago
Volunteer coach loyal to North High athletes

Dale Spatz loves tennis.

1 month ago
Off Beat: Jake joins the ECPD

Jake, a black German shepherd, is giving the Eau Claire Police Department four more paws to help its officers enforce the laws.

1 month ago


Chris Vetter
Chippewa News Bureau
Chris Vetter is a reporter in the Leader-Telegram's Chippewa Falls news bureau.… Read More
Christena T. O'Brien
Reporter / Health editor / Religion editor / Faith Walk editor
Christena T. O'Brien is a Leader-Telegram reporter, covering police and general assignment pieces, and section editor,… Read More
Eric Lindquist
Special Projects Reporter
Eric Lindquist joined the Leader-Telegram news team as a part-time regional reporter while attending UW-Eau Claire in… Read More
Julian Emerson
City Government Reporter
Julian Emerson is the Leader-Telegram’s city government reporter. He enjoys uncovering the news behind the news. … Read More
Liam Marlaire
Assistant Editor
Liam Marlaire is the Leader-Telegram business editor who provides business news and, at times, opinions that don't… Read More
Pamela Powers
Menomonie News Bureau
Pamela Powers is a Leader-Telegram reporter based in Dunn County and covers all types of stories in Menomonie and the… Read More