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Menomonie City Council urges recognition of International Migratory Bird Day

As part of being a Bird City Wisconsin, Menomonie City Council members Monday passed a resolution recognizing April 28 as International Migratory Bird Day and urged residents

4 days ago
Transformation of North Barstow area 'remarkable'

When Eric Larsen strolls through downtown’s north side, he sees a very different neighborhood than the one he experienced a couple decades ago working as a patrol

1 week ago
Plymouth woman named Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin

MENOMONIE – A Plymouth woman was named Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin earlier this month at a pageant held in Menomonie.

1 week ago
MHS wins Spirit of Excellence Award

MENOMONIE – Menomonie High School has won “The Spirit of Excellence Award,” an award honor schools for achieving excellence in leadership, sportsmanship and

1 week ago
Causeway project includes efforts to protect bats, birds

When city of Eau Claire forestry department workers cut down trees at the site of the bridge linking Lake Street to Carson Park this winter, they were doing more than

2 weeks ago
Menomonie residents want to start chapter of League of Women Voters

A group of Menomonie area residents are planning to form a Wisconsin’s League of Women Voters.

2 weeks ago
Nick Erickson: Additional notes from intracity hockey

For the second time in as many months, Eau Claire North and Eau Claire Memorial treated the hockey community with unforgettable game. And also for the second consecutive time,

3 weeks ago
Speakers to address planting to sustain beneficial insects, free seeds available from seed library

MENOMONIE -- Wheatfield Hill Organics, the Menomonie Public Seed Library, and The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library are sponsoring a presentation on “Planting to

3 weeks ago
Vehicle crashes rise in Eau Claire County

Traffic crashes rose on Eau Claire County’s highways and roads last year, including those that resulted in injuries and fatalities, based on reports from several law

4 weeks ago
City of Menomonie 2016 building permits valued at $32.8 million

MENOMONIE — The city of Menomonie saw nearly $32.8 million in building permits issued in 2016.

1 month ago
Visualizing the population of Wisconsin

How many Empire State Buildings would it take to hold every man, woman and child in Wisconsin?

1 month ago
Buckle up for a bumpy ride

Years ago driving on Eau Claire streets was often a bumpy experience, thanks to pothole-ridden roads that had gone too many years without repairs. 

1 month ago
Great respect for snowplow operators

The sun was out. Surely the roads couldn't have been as bad is predicted.

1 month ago
Mural selfie contest sponsored by Main Street Menomonie

Selfie takers it’s time to practice your skills and help say goodbye to a iconic mural in downtown Menomonie.

1 month ago
Dude. Be Nice activities and speaker planned in Menomonie to promote kindness

MENOMONIE – Menomonie students are ready to encourage more kindness.

1 month ago


Jason Cox
Sports Reporter
Jason Cox joined the Leader-Telegram as a sports reporter in August 2012. His beats include football, girls basketball… Read More
Joe Ziemer
Sports Editor
Joe Ziemer joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in January 2006 and has been the sports editor since April 2012.… Read More
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Sports Copy Editor
Mike Klees joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in August 2012 and has been assistant sports editor since… Read More
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Sports Reporter
Nick Erickson joined the Leader-Telegram sports department full time in August 2015 after working two years as a part… Read More
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Andrew Dowd
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A lifelong Wisconsin resident, Andrew Dowd grew up in the suburban Madison area, graduating in 2000 from Verona Area… Read More
Chris Vetter
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Health / Religion
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Chuck Rupnow
Regional Reporter
Reporter at the Leader-Telegram since 1976, serving as assistant sports editor from 1976-82 and assistant regional… Read More
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Dan Holtz
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Dan Lyksett came to journalism later in life, previously working as a machinist, bartender, card & gift store manager… Read More
Elizabeth Dohms
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Elizabeth Dohms joined the Leader-Telegram news team in January 2015. As a general assignment reporter, she covers… Read More
Emily Miels
Entertainment Reporter
Emily Miels joined the Leader-Telegram in February 2014 as a general assignment reporter after graduating from UW… Read More
Eric Lindquist
Special Projects Reporter
Eric Lindquist joined the Leader-Telegram news team as a part-time regional reporter while attending UW-Eau Claire in… Read More
Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson has worked at the Leader-Telegram since 1986 as a reporter and editor. He was a reporter in the… Read More
Julian Emerson
City Government Reporter
Julian Emerson is the Leader-Telegram’s city government reporter. He enjoys uncovering the news behind the news. … Read More
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Lauren French
General Assignment Reporter
Lauren French joined the Leader-Telegram news team full time in November after working as a part-time reporter and… Read More
Liam Marlaire
Assistant Editor
Liam Marlaire is the Leader-Telegram business editor who provides business news and, at times, opinions that don't… Read More
Pamela Powers
Menomonie News Bureau
Pamela Powers is a Leader-Telegram reporter based in Dunn County and covers all types of stories in Menomonie and the… Read More