Foxconn Technology Group is buying a historic downtown Eau Claire building and space in the Haymarket Landing building as part of an expansion that will create 150 jobs. The company announced it is expanding its Wisconn Valley Innovation Network to west-central Wisconsin as part of its initiative to spur innovation, attract talent and connect with supply chain partners, according to a statement. Foxconn plans to close on these properties later this year and open new operations in early
MOSCOW — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour, was going to stop the party. It carried on long after a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday. In the locker room with French President Emmanuel Macron striking poses with players, then a champagne-spraying, water-splashing
Gov. Scott Walker was expected to make a “major economic development announcement” in relation to Foxconn at 9 a.m. today at Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace. According to a news release from Walker’s press office, he was joined by Foxconn Technology Group director U.S. strategic initiatives Alan Yeung, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan and Momentum West executive director Steve Jahn to make the announcement. This event is not open
The air is quiet for a moment. Scott Forster rotates a wooden stick, the baton, in his hands as if to ward off nervous energy. Finally, he throws. The baton somersaults its way toward a square wooden block, the kubb, on the opposite side of the field. As the baton contacts the kubb, there is a satisfying “thump.” The kubb topples into the grass. The crowd whoops, hollers and waves their cowbells, and the athlete smiles at his teammate. One kubb down, four kubbs to go. The U.S.
Fifteen years ago, the current site of the Boyd Park prairie in Eau Claire was a cement parking lot. Its surface was cracked and littered with garbage. Before tire operation Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. closed in 1992, its employees would park their cars in the lot and trek across the bridge to what is now called Banbury Place. After the company’s closing the parking lot was used as a dumping site for snow. That was a constant until 2003, when some East Side Hill neighborhood residents
One thousand vocal area residents “felt the Bern” Saturday morning as Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., told a crowd with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., at a campaign rally in Eau Claire that the stakes are too high for everyone to not be politically active and informed. Baldwin spoke from a stage at The Lismore Hotel against special interests in Washington, D.C., the possible reversal of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice
Matt Cooper enjoyed his time back with his UW-Eau Claire alumni buddies. So much that he cruised to runaway victory in Saturday morning’s Water Street Mile. The 2016 Blugolds graduate led almost all the way and threatened the course record, winning in 4 minutes, 15.4 seconds — 17.1 seconds ahead of runner-up Patrick Treacy, who set the course standard at 4:14 minutes flat two years ago. “This is an awesome feeling,” said the 24-year-old Green Bay resident.
Bright, vibrant wall constructions made out of recycled items in funky designs will greet children in the new Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital’s pediatrics unit and cancer center, and the works’ creator hopes they help ease children’s minds during visits. Artisan Forge Studios gallery director Christy Skuban’s pieces are inspired by her own childhood playing with tinker toys and colored wooden blocks. “It was a time of innocence and joy for me, which
A proposed $30-per-vehicle registration fee that seemed to be speeding toward approval shortly after it was announced a month ago by Eau Claire County officials appears less certain amid growing questions about the measure’s fairness. In the days after the county announced a plan to implement the fee projected to raise $2.39 million annually for county road maintenance, a majority of the County Board’s 29 supervisors appeared to back the measure, saying it is necessary for
Eau Claire’s south side is getting two new extended-stay hotels — one poised to open in September and the other hopes to break ground next month. The newest announced hotel planned for the city is a Home2 by Hilton, which would be built behind Oakwood Mall. If everything goes as planned, the 84-suite, four-story hotel will begin construction in August and open in summer 2019, according to Mike Patel, president of the Eau Claire Lodging Group that will own the Home2. The hotel