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City may draft more rules for gatherings on streets

Special events that shut down part of a city street are expected more frequently in coming years by the Eau Claire City Council.

14 hrs ago
Fire, new housing code inspire changes to Eau Claire's CDBG budget

Eau Claire’s recently-adopted strategy for improving housing conditions and a May 8 house fire led to some last-minute tweaks to how the city will spend some federal

1 day ago
Menomonie FreedomFest to feature helicopter rides, candy drop, vendors

MENOMONIE – Helicopter rides and a candy drop as well as product vendors and a chamber business showcase are new events at Menomonie’s FreedomFest on Independence

2 days ago
Buckli, Risser are a credit to their professions

Some people say they love their jobs.

6 days ago
Response great in time of need

It doesn't take long to change lives.

1 week ago
Menomonie Farmers Market Pavilion dedication Saturday

MENOMONIE – A grand opening is planned Saturday of the new Menomonie Farmers Market Pavilion.

1 week ago
Fan support pushes runners along during Eau Claire Marathon

The sound grew from a low rumble to a loud howl as my wife and I made our way toward the part of this year’s Eau Claire Marathon that snaked through the UW-Eau Claire

1 week ago
History repeats itself in the form of a to-do list

I had sort of gotten away from writing stuff down.

1 week ago
Menomonie Blue Caps Vintage Base ball Club season starts Saturday

MENOMONIE - Long time Vintage Baseball player, Wade “Bones” Lambrigtsen, enjoys playing the game because of the different rules.

2 weeks ago
Dementia program cuts in proposed budget hit home for Eau Claire County Board

Gerald Wilkie’s voice cracked a little as he spoke of his mother’s recent death, but he carried on to give thanks to a person who helped her live comfortably in

2 weeks ago
Menomonie cafe to offer food, coffee and adoptable cats

Menomonie is soon to have a purr-fect café downtown.

3 weeks ago
Devroy forum an opportunity

Jenna Johnson admitted she was a bit intimidated when she looked at the roster of journalists who’d spoken at the Ann Devroy Memorial Forum over the past two decades.

3 weeks ago
Wear denim Tuesday to raise awareness of sexual assault

Dunn County Victim/Witness Coordinator Barb Lande told the Dunn County Board Wednesday that April is sexual assault awareness month and encouraged them to wear jeans and

1 month ago
Eau Claire County embezzlement recovery costs tallied

Eau Claire County recovered most of the $1.39 million embezzled by two former employees, ending up with a net loss of $390,983.

1 month ago
Never before seen Dunn County historical 3D images on display at Rassbach Museum

MENOMONIE – A new exhibit at the Russell J. Rassbach Museum has some never before seen 3D photographs of Dunn County.

1 month ago


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