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Meet and greet Sunday to welcome historical society executive director

MENOMONIE – The Dunn County Historical Society is hosting a meet and greet Sunday to welcome Frank Smoot, the new executive director. Society members and all residents

20 hrs ago
Seeing the bill after it’s been paid

Eau Claire County supervisors recently have questioned why they’re asked to vote on payments after some of those checks have already been written and mailed.

3 days ago
Garden tour nominations sought for 2017

The 2016 Stepping Stones of Dunn County Garden Tour, silent auction and plant sale raised about $24,000 to support the programs that serve Dunn County including the food

1 week ago
Police to the rescue again

There is a sudden sense of anxiety when police turn a spotlight on you at night, even when you can't imagine what you might have done wrong.

1 week ago
Skill, fun plentiful at national kubb tournament

I first met Eric Anderson in 2007 when I did a column about the guy who brought kubb to Eau Claire.

1 week ago
DC Humane Society hosts Clear the Shelter event July 23

If you are thinking about adopting a pet from the Dunn County Humane Society July 23 would be your day.

1 week ago
Soccer fever in Iceland was cool, especially if you were there

I was strongly rooting for Iceland’s continued success in the European soccer championship.

2 weeks ago
Dredging may provide some help with blue-green algae growth

As I looked at pictures posted on social media by friends who live there and also media websites of the green scum floating in Florida, I couldn’t help but think of

3 weeks ago
A fitting spot to remember an Eau Claire runner

On a recent stroll through Phoenix Park, I saw a face I’d seen hundreds of times but never expected to see again.

3 weeks ago
Digital divide must be addressed in rural Wisconsin

Rural Dunn County lacks broadband Internet access and if it is available it is often costly and comes with data caps.

3 weeks ago
County allows longer forest camping after squatter problem disappears

Time limits on using the Eau Claire County forest enacted years ago to deter squatters from effectively living there have now been relaxed to help deer hunters.

1 month ago
Dunn County Board passes resolution committed to protecting pollinators

Dunn County Board members were abuzz last week as they supported a resolution that commits the county to protecting and enhancing pollinator species and their habitat through

1 month ago
New recycling assistant named in Dunn County

The Dunn County Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste and Recycling Division announced Abby Lichtscheidl as the summer intern recycling assistant. Working with

1 month ago
Don't leave pets in hot vehicles

My dogs, Chance and Sonny, love to go for a ride, but this time of year, I leave them home unless I’m taking them to the dog park or the vet.

1 month ago
A memorable day with veterans

I almost forgot about Monday's golf tournament.

1 month ago


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