recent blogs

Rose should be inducted

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

2 days ago
Born to be a farmer

Ron Larson never wanted to be anything but a farmer.

2 days 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.

2 days 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 week 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.

2 weeks ago
Menomonie entrepreneur to appear on GMA

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

2 weeks ago
Wetterling saga: One massive groan

It was a massive, collective, disheartening groan.

3 weeks 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
Dunn County schools' water lead levels below federal guidelines for safety

The Dunn County Health Department announced on Aug. 18 that recent tests of drinking water in the public schools indicate that lead levels are below federal guidelines for

1 month ago
Don't waste, eat what you take

A word to all restaurant patrons.

1 month ago
Dunn County's first commercial solar farm breaks ground

A town of Dunn solar farm broke ground Monday on a site just over 11 acres in the town of Dunn.

1 month ago
Eau Claire private school replaces 62-year-old lockers

They held up well for 62 years, but the time came to replace lockers at Regis High School.

1 month ago
Photo ID for voting now available with one trip to DMV

With all of the contentious discussion and litigation over Wisconsin’s voter ID law, Friday’s announcement by the state Elections Commission that it will now be

1 month ago
Dunn County Women's Giving Circle votes to award $10,000 in grants

At the Aug. 3 annual meeting of the Women’s Giving Circle of Dunn County members voted on $10,000 in grant funding to local charities who serve women and families.

1 month ago
Where, oh where are my keys?

Sometimes you just never know where you're going to find things.

1 month ago


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