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Dunn County schools' water lead levels below federal guidelines for safety

The Dunn County Health Department announced on Aug. 18 that recent tests of drinking water in the public schools indicate that lead levels are below federal guidelines for

1 day ago
Don't waste, eat what you take

A word to all restaurant patrons.

6 days ago
Dunn County's first commercial solar farm breaks ground

A town of Dunn solar farm broke ground Monday on a site just over 11 acres in the town of Dunn.

1 week ago
Eau Claire private school replaces 62-year-old lockers

They held up well for 62 years, but the time came to replace lockers at Regis High School.

1 week ago
Photo ID for voting now available with one trip to DMV

With all of the contentious discussion and litigation over Wisconsin’s voter ID law, Friday’s announcement by the state Elections Commission that it will now be

1 week ago
Dunn County Women's Giving Circle votes to award $10,000 in grants

At the Aug. 3 annual meeting of the Women’s Giving Circle of Dunn County members voted on $10,000 in grant funding to local charities who serve women and families.

1 week ago
Where, oh where are my keys?

Sometimes you just never know where you're going to find things.

1 week ago
Optimism rising high for Chippewa Valley businesses

Chippewa Valley businesses felt the local economy has grown the strongest it has been in years, according to a July survey of Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce members.

2 weeks ago
Wolske Bay dredging completed

Dredging of Wolske Bay has drawn to a close and Mayor Randy Knaack cautioned residents this week not to expect to see a lot of immediate changes.

3 weeks ago
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

1 month 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.

1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago


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