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Chippewa Valley shifts into startup overdrive amid culture of entrepreneurship

Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran in the winter edition of Business Leader, a quarterly business magazine published by Eau Claire Press Co.

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Eau Claire’s Babe Ruth, Legion success signals big things for city high schools

The four Eau Claire varsity baseball teams and Altoona combined for 83 wins this spring. That was the third-most victories ever for the five schools.

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Petting zoo, free popcorn draw in kids at Summer Fest

Life is not always peaceful at the petting zoo.

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Off Beat: Frost heave presents a bump in the road for U.S. 53 freeway

After the U.S. 53 freeway opened east of Eau Claire, a bump appeared in the southbound lanes about 80 feet south of the North Crossing bridge. When winter subsided, so did

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Eau Claire school board contemplates residence check policy

A new policy to be considered by the Eau Claire school board Monday looks to quell work-arounds used by some families to cherry-pick schools. 

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Architect will pitch fourth building plan to Plan Commission

The most recent attempt to design a new apartment building on Chippewa Street quelled concerns of planners but still draws objections from the Historic Randall Park

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Big men for a big cause: Ex-Packers Brown, Henderson raise money for area food bank

With his reputation for enjoying a hearty meal, those who saw former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown on Friday at the Gordy’s Market parking lot on East Hamilton Avenue

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Honkers knock out 17 hits to sweep Express

After being hit around by the Rochester Honkers in the series opener, the Eau Claire Express looked to get back on track Friday, but the Honkers bats wouldn't allow any

1 day ago
Rural Fall Creek summer camp immerses young people in Norwegian culture

FALL CREEK — Inside the main lodge at Beaver Creek Reserve, young people practiced rosemaling on wooden plaques, a form of Norwegian painting, with assistance from

1 day ago
New Eau Claire TIF district eyed to fund downtown upgrades

Downtown parking ramp improvements, a plaza outside the library and a share of the city’s contribution for a performing arts center could be funded through a new Eau

1 day ago
Menomonie designated a Main Street Community

MENOMONIE — Technical expertise in marketing and revitalizing historic buildings are just a couple of the benefits Menomonie will reap now that the city has been

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Barron man charged in shooting

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Tim Johnson told police he didn’t know Stephen N. Newman had a gun, and he was startled when Newman leaned forward in a truck July 13 and began

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Viewpoint: Actions, not intentions, will decide sex offender's future

DURAND — Kerry Abbott looks harmless enough, yet those who have been victimized by him are still concerned that he is back in the neighborhood where troubles started.

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Critters come in all stripes at Eau Claire County Fair

Animals exhibited Thursday at the Eau Claire County Fair included plenty of traditional farm animals such as cows and chickens, but other creatures less common at fairs made

2 days ago
With 11 starters returning, Packers offense opens camp with running start

GREEN BAY — The Packers got off to a running start at training camp.

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