recent blogs

Women's Giving Circle grant helps start diaper bank for domestic violence shelter

An $1,800 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle through the Community Foundation of Dunn County has helped start a diaper bank at The Bridge to Hope, the domestic

4 days ago
Nick Erickson: A quick glance at the local playoff volleyball scene

Tuesday’s Leader-Telegram will have a big breakout on the volleyball playoff field. 

1 week ago
Farm collects over 300 pounds for Dunn County food pantry

Valley Pasture Farm, E7631 Highway E, Elk Mound has already collected over 300 pounds of non-perishable items to benefit Stepping Stones of Dunn County as part of their 2nd

1 week ago
Shackling juvenile offenders becomes exception in Eau Claire County

Much like adult inmates shuffle in shackles from the jail to their court dates in front of Eau Claire County judges, juvenile offenders have long made a similar walk.

2 weeks ago
Menomonie recognizes school board members community contribution

This week has been set by the Wisconsin Association of School boards as Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week.

2 weeks ago
Menomonie can't escape homeless student challenge

When I wrote a story at the start of the school year focusing on the large number of homeless students in west-central Wisconsin schools, it was accompanied by a graphic

2 weeks ago
Blog: Man spent life pursuing passions

Ron Larson never wanted to be anything but a farmer.

2 weeks ago
Rose should be inducted

I was honored to recently interview Johnny Bench, possibly the greatest catcher in Major League Baseball history.

3 weeks ago
Born to be a farmer

Ron Larson never wanted to be anything but a farmer.

3 weeks ago
New signs on Menomonie trail designed to educate about urban forestry

MENOMONIE – Four new signs have been added to Stokke Trail to help educate people about urban forestry.

3 weeks ago
Menomonie corn maze thanks farmers

MENOMONIE – The maze craze is back this year with an 11 acre corn maze at Govin’s Meats & Berries in Menomonie.

1 month ago
Bon Iver worth watching

There aren't many things I'll stay up for to watch on TV; well, there aren't many things at all that I watch on TV.

1 month ago
Menomonie entrepreneur to appear on GMA

MENOMONIE – It’s always exciting to see a local entrepreneur succeed.

1 month ago
Wetterling saga: One massive groan

It was a massive, collective, disheartening groan.

1 month ago
Broken down truck teaches life lessons

Nearly every traveler has had a break down stuck on the side of the road wondering where to find a tow truck and how to get home.

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
Mike Klees
Sports Copy Editor
Mike Klees joined the Leader-Telegram sports department in August 2012 and has been assistant sports editor since… Read More
Nick Erickson
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
Business/County Government Reporter
A lifelong Wisconsin resident, Andrew Dowd grew up in the suburban Madison area, graduating in 2000 from Verona Area… Read More
Chris Vetter
Chippewa News Bureau
Chris Vetter is a reporter in the Leader-Telegram's Chippewa Falls news bureau.… Read More
Christena T. O'Brien
Health / Religion
Christena T. O'Brien is a Leader-Telegram reporter, covering police and general assignment pieces, and section editor,… Read More
Chuck Rupnow
Regional Reporter
Reporter at the Leader-Telegram since 1976, serving as assistant sports editor from 1976-82 and assistant regional… Read More
Dan Holtz
Dan Holtz
Courts / Police / Community Reporter
Dan Holtz is a Leader-Telegram reporter.… Read More
Dan Lyksett
Online News Editor
Dan Lyksett came to journalism later in life, previously working as a machinist, bartender, card & gift store manager… Read More
Elizabeth Dohms
Education / Home & Garden Reporter/ Her Impressions Magazine
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
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