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TIF critics can tee off on new target

If the local group “Voters With Facts” has an affiliate in Adams County, they may want to check out a story on the front page of the Aug. 26 Milwaukee Journal

2 days ago
Eau Claire homeowners pay for damage caused by felled city trees

If a tree falls in front of your house and lands hard on the sidewalk, you’re gonna get the bill for it.

3 days ago
Memorial soccer program earns state-wide respect

Eau Claire Memorial graduated 12 seniors from its state tournament team. Seven of them were All-Big Rivers picks, including the first-team all-conference midfield triangle of

1 day ago
Menomonie corn maze features country music legend's portrait

Govin’s Meat & Berries in Menomonie has announced its 2015 corn maze is a portrait of country music legend Garth Brooks.

4 days ago
Bike fundraiser to support Menomonie school district salad bars

Bikers will be traveling about 300 miles from North Carolina to Atlanta in October to raise funds to donate salad bars to school districts. Two of those bikers -- Raina

1 week ago
Yes, love wins again

It was one simple statement, a teary-eyed comment, but one that will resonate in my memory as long as possible.

1 week ago
Why Trump is popular

I have many concerns about the prospect of Donald Trump being our president, but I understand why he’s gaining traction with his signature issue of immigration.

1 week ago
Eau Claire ranks in top 4 in America

We’re No. 4!

1 week ago
Steps help college students minimize risk of ID theft

Identity theft is a growing threat for all of us, but college students face living situations that make them particularly vulnerable to this insidious form of modern crime.

1 week ago
Eaux Claires earns rave review

There is a concise, complimentary review of the Eaux Claires festival in the August edition of the Toledo (Ohio) City Paper.

1 week ago
Program in Fountain City will highlight area plane crash that killed 37 people

A plane crash in the Chippewa Valley 67 years ago killed 37 people and created national and international headlines.

2 weeks ago
Christie courageously talks entitlement reform

I tuned in and out of the Aug. 6 Republican presidential debate. I switched channels during the commercials and sometimes didn’t make it back before the debate resumed.

2 weeks ago
Eau Claire plans to move fire bell to park

Eau Claire’s historic bronze fire bell could finally get a permanent home next year, after it has been in storage since its 2011 rededication.

2 weeks ago
Mabel Tainter Jazz and Wine series to offer four new wines

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts launches four new wines at the Jazz and Wine series on Aug. 21.

2 weeks ago


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Don Huebscher
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Gary Johnson
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