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Closing of Mega store a loss for neighborhood

I had seen the end coming for a long time, but the closing of the Mega East grocery store on Eau Claire’s east side Friday was still sad to see. 

5 hrs ago
Menomonie's water supply in great shape, officials say

The city of Menomonie water supply is in great shape and lead is not considered a problem like Flint, Mich., the Menomonie City Council learned Monday.

1 day ago
Blugolds notes: Schneidermann an unsung hero

Jared Schneidermann hasn’t received the fanfare of guys like George Diekelman, Jack Martinek or Tyson Kalien this season. But he’s played a major role in UW-Eau

1 day ago
Jenson's legacy: Be involved ... and vote

I was saddened to read in Thursday’s Leader-Telegram about the passing of former Eau Claire City Councilman and Eau Claire County Board member Dennis Jenson at age 85.

1 day ago
State bank to advertise in Super Bowl

Green Bay-based Associated Bank will be running a new advertisement Sunday during Super Bowl 50.

2 days ago
Steps can reduce the risk of lead poisoning from drinking water

Sometimes people like to take matters into their own hands — especially when it comes to their health.

4 days ago
Remorse: Dolan had it, Lokken did not

Steve Dolan and Larry Lokken.

1 week ago
Blugolds hockey notes: Green stepping up

While UW-Eau Claire has struggled to find offensive consistency, senior goaltender Tyler Green has been nothing but solid in the net. In his last five games, he has 182 saves

1 week ago
Empty nesters adjust to new realities

Within minutes of our daughter’s return home from college for the winter break, it looked like a tornado struck.

1 week ago
Health care coverage deadline looms

Like it or not — and we all know opinions vary widely on the topic — the Affordable Care Act is about to deliver a big surprise to a lot of people who

1 week ago
Alumni update: Kapla performing well at UMass-Lowell

Former Eau Claire Memorial athlete Michael Kapla, the 2012 Leader-Telegram All-Area player of the year for the Old Abes, currently has four goals and 13 assists at

1 week ago
Openly viewing porn in library a disorderly idea

I don’t know if disorderly conduct is the most accurate definition for someone watching pornography on a computer in a public library, but I’m glad a recent court

1 week ago
Dunn County officials to discuss environmental staff addition

Dunn County need to look at adding a staff member to its Environmental Services Department, the Dunn County Board learned recently.

1 week ago
Alcohol, weapons a tragic combination

I never get used to it.

2 weeks ago
Agricultural tourism way to promote Dunn County

The Dunn County Tourism Committee is working with the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association to help promoted agricultural tourism, the Dunn County Board learned

2 weeks ago