Daily Updates

Last hours of armed standoff play out online for listeners

The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged

7 hrs ago
YMCA elects new officers

The YMCA of Eau Claire elected new officers at its 135th annual meeting.

10 hrs ago
Assembly poised to pass bill outlawing hunter harassment

MADISON (AP) — The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would prohibit people from bothering hunters in the woods.

11 hrs ago
Brothers injure five women in bar dance floor brawl

A brief encounter on the dance floor of an Eau Claire tavern, police say, resulted in the physical assault of five women by two brothers.

13 hrs ago
Man accused of trying to join extremists found competent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A psychologist says a Wisconsin man charged with trying to join the Islamic State militant group is competent to stand trial. A federal magistrate in

13 hrs ago
Tomi takes a bow at Westminster, dog saved family from fire

NEW YORK (AP) — When Julia Haight leads her prize entry into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ring Monday, she’ll see a shiba inu who’s athletic, alert and pert. Oh, and

13 hrs ago
Hastings, Minn., man killed in snowmobile crash

TOWER, Minn. (AP) — A snowmobiler has died in an accident in Saint Louis County.

15 hrs ago
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

16 hrs ago
Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers

16 hrs ago
Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away

16 hrs ago
Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye,

16 hrs ago
County votes to chip in on St. Paul-to-Chicago rail study

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County officials have voted to provide up to $300,000 for the study of a second daily round-trip train between St. Paul and Chicago.

16 hrs ago
Panel OKs $15.8M for mental health sites

MADISON — The Legislature’s budget committee overwhelmingly approved state health officials’ request Wednesday to pump millions of dollars more into

23 hrs ago
Ryan faces budget wrangle

WASHINGTON — Meet the new boss. Confronting the same Tea Party challenges as the old boss.

23 hrs ago
McCain: Women should register for the draft

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the latest to say that women should be registering for the draft.

23 hrs ago