When the unprotected human body encounters high-altitude conditions, perilous symptoms can occur. Thinning oxygen clouds the brain’s ability to function — a symptom of hypoxia often referred to as brain fog. Sudden loss of airplane cabin pressure will bring on intense pain in the ears and sinuses. Extreme cold at high altitudes can cause hypothermia. And when an aircraft travels beyond the Armstrong line at 60,000 feet, an unprotected human’s blood will begin to boil.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A lawsuit against Walmart that was filed after an officer shot and killed a 25-year-old woman at the Lake Hallie store in April 2016 is moving forward. Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson heard arguments from three attorneys Tuesday but decided not to make decisions then on whether to dismiss the case. Melissa Abbott was a resident at the Northern Wisconsin Center, a state-operated facility in Chippewa Falls for persons with disabilities and mental diseases, at the
The Eau Claire North girls soccer team held off the mounting pressure for as long as it could. In the end though, Abigail Stow and Memorial were not going to be denied. Stow scored both goals for the Old Abes as they scraped out a 2-1 victory over the Huskies on Tuesday at Memorial. The Abes had a plethora of scoring chances and controlled most of the possession, but for the most part North held them at bay. Memorial outshot the Huskies 17-2, but wasn’t able to convert an
A Chippewa Falls man will spend three years on probation for his role in attacking an Eau Claire man whom he did not know at the man’s residence. “Frankly, you need to think about where you’re at and what you’re doing,” Eau Claire County Judge John Manydeeds told Jason M. Butters on Tuesday during his plea hearing. This crime is tough on the victim, Manydeeds said. “Where’s the sense of security he’s going to have, even with his doors locked?
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Gordy’s Market and food distributor Nash Finch were under no obligation to pay proceeds of sales to unsecured creditors who lost money when the grocery chain closed or sold 20 of its 26 stores last year. In a court hearing Tuesday, Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson confirmed that Nash Finch wasn’t required to aid other creditors. “Gordy’s was insolvent and couldn’t pay their debts,” Isaacson said. “I see no obligation that
The Cadott school district has a new leader, and it’s someone from the district’s own backyard. The school board selected Jennifer Starck, curriculum director in the Chippewa Falls school district, to be the next school superintendent. Starck will begin her duties July 1. Starck, 50, grew up in Eagleton and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1985, but she has lived in Cadott for 31 years. She and her husband, Rick, live on a farm that was established more than 100 years
It can be easy to get lost in stardom. But Reed Grimm, an Ellsworth native and American Idol season 11 semifinalist, didn’t want to let national fame get to his head. After his Hollywood stint in 2012, Grimm returned to his current residence in Minneapolis and took a few deep breaths. He paused to reflect on his life, his goals and his current accomplishments — something he thinks people should do more often. “It was necessary to come back to reality,”
While Eau Claire City Council members mostly supported relocating city staff to a site on the northwest side of town in July as City Hall undergoes renovations, most wanted council meetings to be held somewhere downtown. The Eau Claire City Council spoke in favor of staff’s recommendation to send 90 staff members, currently housed at City Hall on South Farwell Street, to the former 3M site near Gateway Industrial Park. Staff would be in that location for about a year as City Hall
Businesses interested in getting a piece of the $10 billion manufacturing campus that Foxconn Technology Group has planned for southeastern Wisconsin learned more about the project Tuesday afternoon in Eau Claire. About 25 business people — hailing from Eau Claire firms, across the state and even Canada — attended the two-hour information session at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Energy Education Center, 4000 Campus Road. “The scale of this project is too big for any
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Teachers in the Chippewa Falls school district will be getting a raise after the school board voted 5-1 Monday to approve a $934,759 plan that will be phased in over two years. The phase-in means the plan will increase the budget $467,197 next year. Human resources director Michelle Golden said the district conducted salary comparisons with 10 districts, including Altoona, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Rice Lake and Stevens Point. At an entry wage of $35,000, the Chippewa