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County allows longer forest camping after squatter problem disappears

Time limits on using the Eau Claire County forest enacted years ago to deter squatters from effectively living there have now been relaxed to help deer hunters.

5 days ago
Dunn County Board passes resolution committed to protecting pollinators

Dunn County Board members were abuzz last week as they supported a resolution that commits the county to protecting and enhancing pollinator species and their habitat through

1 week ago
New recycling assistant named in Dunn County

The Dunn County Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste and Recycling Division announced Abby Lichtscheidl as the summer intern recycling assistant. Working with

1 week ago
Don't leave pets in hot vehicles

My dogs, Chance and Sonny, love to go for a ride, but this time of year, I leave them home unless I’m taking them to the dog park or the vet.

2 weeks ago
A memorable day with veterans

I almost forgot about Monday's golf tournament.

2 weeks ago
2016 has been the year of ribbon-cuttings & ground-breaking ceremonies in Chippewa Falls

CHIPPEWA FALLS – This has been the year of ribbon-cuttings and ground-breaking ceremonies in Chippewa Falls, including a major one planned for Tuesday. There are eight

2 weeks ago
Octoberfest planned in Menomonie

Octoberfest is coming to Menomonie.

2 weeks ago
Menomonie adult reading program encourages getting fit and reading

The Menomonie Public Library will have an adult summer reading program from June 15 to August 5 to encourage to get fit with lit.

3 weeks ago
Menomonie council approves funds to discourage geese from park lake shores

The gaggle of geese gathering at some Menomonie parks is becoming a health hazard and a nuisance.

1 month ago
City of Menomonie water tests meet or exceed state standards

With recent concerns of lead contamination in drinking water across the country, the city of Menomonie did an extra testing earlier this month and found the city water supply

1 month ago
Plethora of area softball players selected to WFSCA Senior All-Star Game rosters

A plethora of area players will take part in the WFSCA Senior All-Star Games June 14 in Wisconsin Dells. In Division 1, North’s Abbey Long and Memorial’s Dani

1 month ago
I don't care how weird they think I am

I'd like to think most of us have some unique attribute we remember about our grandfathers, if we were fortunate to have them live long enough into our childhood or beyond.

1 month ago
CVTC adopts per-credit fee to pay for parking, security

All Chippewa Valley Technical College students will get a spot in campus parking lots next year through a new fee.

1 month ago
MHS recognized as a Sprout School

Menomonie school board members learned Monday the high school has been recognized as a Sprout School as part of the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin, a voluntary program

1 month ago
Staff training, hotline established in wake of treasurer scandal

A year after criminal charges revealed that two former Eau Claire County employees stole taxpayer money, the local government is continuing with measures meant to prevent

1 month ago


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