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Upping rental housing inspections gets attention in Eau Claire

A push toward registering and regularly inspecting rental housing will begin next year in Eau Claire.

13 hrs ago
Video highlights need to drive slowly in inclement weather

Eating Thanksgiving dinner with my neighbors Thursday, I watched the swirling snow through their sliding-glass door.

17 hrs ago
Soccer notes: Schroeder is honorable mention all-state

Eau Claire Memorial’s Luke Schroeder earned all-state honorable mention from the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association on Monday.

4 days ago
Dunn County Courts transition to paperless in new year

The new year rings in a transition to a paperless system for the Dunn County Courts, according to Dunn County Clerk of Court Clara Minor and Register in Probate Lisa Crouse..

4 days ago
Blugolds football: Recruiting in Illinois is an experiment that should continue with new head coach

The head coach, by now we all know, will change heading into the 2016 UW-Eau Claire football season.

1 week ago
Real fans don't boo their own team

The Green Bay Packers — along with their many die-hard fans — spend a lot of time talking about their great home-field advantage.

1 week ago
UW-Eau Claire student sees French spirit persevere

A day after terrorist shootings and bombings struck Paris, a UW-Eau Claire student was among those who decided that those tragedies should not stop France from enjoying life.

1 week ago
Spend more on roads, less on police, says Eau Claire budget forum

Eau Claire should spend more on parks, trails, roads and public transit, while cutting funding for police, the public library and general government, according to results

1 week ago
Sheriff's deputies give out Green Bay Packer trading cards, promote communications with public

Green Bay Packers fans can score a set of Green Bay Packers trading cards from Dunn County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

1 week ago
Article trumpets Eau Claire's growth

A glowing report on Eau Claire can be found in a recent edition of Business in Focus magazine, which is available in print and online.

2 weeks ago

With “Spectre,” Daniel Craig is back for the fourth time as James Bond – the 24th film starring the British superspy, agent 007. The film looks good, the

2 weeks ago
Several area volleyball players named to all-state teams

Altoona’s KaSandra Springer headlined a strong showing from northwest Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team.

2 weeks ago
Christmas music just a tad early

I have an older car with a radio with only five preset stations. With the preset real estate small, I am pretty choosey what stations get picked. I have to really like them.

2 weeks ago
Mitten Tree campaign to help with winter's cold

As colder weather comes sneaking in, most people start thinking about finding their warmer clothes. For some they just don’t have the means to buy the needed clothing

3 weeks ago
Wilson photographer wins category in Rustic Roads 40th anniversary contest

Hundreds of photographs depicting scenes along Wisconsin’s rustic roads were submitted by amateur photographers for the 40th anniversary of the first Rustic Road being

3 weeks ago


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Sports Reporter
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Regional Reporter
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Don Huebscher
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Entertainment Editor
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Gary Johnson
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