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Comedy sketch leaves audience laughing, contemplating life

In about a ½ hour, Eau Claire native Hannah Starr managed to make her audience at The Grand Theatre roar with laughter, nod in understanding, worry about technology

15 hrs ago
Menomonie pizza places to help promote recycling info

MENOMONIE – Pizza and college students seem to go together.

1 week ago
Area author to talk on Chippewa Valley and Superior Railway

MENOMONIE – Arlyn Colby, author of “The Chippewa Valley Line, The History of the Chippewa Valley and Superior Railway” will speak in depth about the history

1 week ago
New well in downtown Menomonie drilled

MENOMONIE - A new well in downtown Menomonie has been drilled and the casing has been set. Piping still needs to be completed to the water treatment facility and then samples

1 week ago
Tree, shrub removal at Irvine Park improves view of animals

CHIPPEWA FALLS – There have been times I’ve walked through Irvine Park and struggled to find the bison, antelope and Watusi cows. The animals are all fortunate to

2 weeks ago
Lifelong 'fan' put to test with Harry Potter trivia

From rewatching the movies over and over again during “sick” days in middle and high school, attending the midnight premieres, reading the entire series at

2 weeks ago
Older neighborhood has its eyes on new downtown housing

One of Eau Claire’s oldest neighborhoods wants some of the city’s newest housing to merge with it.

3 weeks ago
Chippewa County hits 400 felony cases in July

CHIPPEWA FALLS – The 400th felony criminal complaint in Chippewa County for 2017 was filed on Monday.

3 weeks ago
Tornado sparks generosity from rich businessman to lemonade stand operators

The public response to the May 16 tornado that leveled dozens of mobile homes at Prairie Lake Estates just north of Chetek and devastated other parts of Barron County has

3 weeks ago
Unfiltered thoughts on what makes a good concert great

Seeing country star Luke Bryan Saturday night at Country Jam USA on the festival grounds in the town of Union was an experience I won’t soon forget.

4 weeks ago
Menomonie Blue Caps to host vintage base ball festival Saturday

MENOMONIE -- The Menomonie Blue Caps vintage base ball club will host their 2nd annual Vintage Base Ball Festival at Phelan Park on Saturday. The day will include six teams

4 weeks ago
Location is also important for Eau Claire County's judges

Business people often talk about the importance of location, location, location.

1 month ago
Veterans benefits money rises in Eau Claire County

The amount of money from veterans benefits programs making its way to Eau Claire County residents who served in the military grew by more than a third in the past four years.

1 month ago


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Sports Reporter
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Sports Editor
Joe Ziemer joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in January 2006 and has been the sports editor since April 2012.… Read More
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Sports Copy Editor
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Sports Reporter
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Andrew Dowd
Business / County Government Reporter
A lifelong Wisconsin resident, Andrew Dowd grew up in the suburban Madison area, graduating in 2000 from Verona Area… Read More
Chris Vetter
Chippewa News Bureau
Chris Vetter is a reporter in the Leader-Telegram's Chippewa Falls news bureau.… Read More
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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
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Dan Holtz
Courts & Cops Reporter / Community Editor / Travel Editor
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Elizabeth Dohms
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Elizabeth Dohms joined the Leader-Telegram news team in January 2015. As a general assignment reporter, she covers… Read More
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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
Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson has worked at the Leader-Telegram since 1986 as a reporter and editor. He was a reporter in the… 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
Lauren French
Lauren French
Education reporter / Senior Living editor / Social Media manager
Lauren French joined the Leader-Telegram news team full time in November after working as a part-time reporter and… 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