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Article response: Must be the shoes!

From a bag of shoes on the porch to letters and pictures in the mail, the reaction to an article I recently wrote about online dating has received more attention than I

1 day ago
Learning on the job can be both humorous and stressful

After 37 years in the newspaper journalism business, I’ve learned a few things:

5 days ago
Dog figurines, beacons to be tried to remove geese from some Menomonie parks

MENOMONIE – Geese are still proving to be a problem in Menomonie city parks.

1 week ago
Attorneys on both sides to be praised

It was a strange yet compassionate scene.

1 week ago
CF man 'flabbergasted and amazed' he got money, documents back

Finding a folder full of cash recently in a shopping cart outside of Menards, John Franson tried to find the rightful owner. When he couldn’t, he turned to Eau Claire

1 week ago
Hodags, bees, and bugs oh my. Historical society offers kid's programming about the animal kingdom

Summer is upon us and the Dunn County Historical Society is offering programs to help beat boredom for children.

2 weeks ago
Wisconsin Nice always seems to shine through

Two area Green Bay Packers fans have once again shown that in this state we really are Wisconsin Nice.

2 weeks ago
Finding food for hungry kids just a text away

Finding information to help hungry children is now just a text away.

3 weeks ago
The Great British Baking Show is truly inspirational reality TV

As a fan of “The Great British Baking Show,” on Wisconsin Public Television, I am anticipating the new season and even more the Wisconsin twist with a virtual

3 weeks ago
I cut down a tree

I cut down a tree the other day. I’ve cut down a lot of trees in my life, logging pulp wood in the early ‘70s, in the ‘80s heating a two-story house with

1 month ago
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.

1 month ago


Jason Cox
Sports Reporter
Jason Cox joined the Leader-Telegram as a sports reporter in August 2012. His beats include football, girls basketball… Read More
Joe Ziemer
Sports Editor
Joe Ziemer joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in January 2006 and has been the sports editor since April 2012.… Read More
Mike Klees
Sports Copy Editor
Mike Klees joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in August 2012 and has been assistant sports editor since… Read More
Nick Erickson
Sports Reporter
Nick Erickson joined the Leader-Telegram sports department full time in August 2015 after working two years as a part… Read More
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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
Christena T. O'Brien
Health / Religion
Christena T. O'Brien is a Leader-Telegram reporter, covering police and general assignment pieces, and section editor,… Read More
Chuck Rupnow
Regional Reporter
Reporter at the Leader-Telegram since 1976, serving as assistant sports editor from 1976-82 and assistant regional… Read More
Dan Holtz
Dan Holtz
Courts / Police / Community Reporter
Dan Holtz is a Leader-Telegram reporter.… Read More
Dan Lyksett
Online News Editor
Dan Lyksett came to journalism later in life, previously working as a machinist, bartender, card & gift store manager… Read More
Elizabeth Dohms
Education / Home & Garden Reporter/ Her Impressions Magazine
Elizabeth Dohms joined the Leader-Telegram news team in January 2015. As a general assignment reporter, she covers… 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
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
Katy Macek
Entertainment Reporter
Lauren French
Lauren French
General Assignment Reporter
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