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Eau Claire policies discourage creation of ghettos

From his work heading up Eau Claire’s Housing Authority and the somewhat similar-looking landscaping outside the homes, Keith Johnathan said he can spot public housing,

19 hrs ago
Be careful when numbers are thrown around

I’m still seeing comments along the lines that the state Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker should use the $250 million in proposed tax support for a new Milwaukee

4 days ago
Menomonie library encourages adults to "book the summer"

The Menomonie Public Library is encouraging adults to book the summer.

4 days ago
What is that noise?

It seems people don't pay much attention to sounding horns from vehicles any more.

5 days ago
Stones put on memorable show

MILWAUKEE - Age has done little to slow The Rolling Stones, who played a 19-song set before a sellout crowd last week at the Marcus Amphitheater.

6 days ago
No more pools for me

I was perusing Facebook when I stumbled on a post of an article that caught my attention.

1 week ago
Old Wrestling Room Could Become Space for Community Education Fitness Classes

The Menomonie High School old wrestling room could get a facelift and become a community education fitness classroom with treadmills and spin bikes, the Menomonie school

1 week ago
Old home shows the passage of time

Earlier this month, as I drove by the home where my grandparents, Art and Eileen Nagel, once lived on the north side of Dubuque, Iowa, the distinctive late-1800s building

1 week ago
Reporter dragging her feet into technology world

I've always been a bit behind when it comes to technology.

1 week ago
Brewers a train wreck

We all need our escapes. One of mine is watching the Milwaukee Brewers on television.

2 weeks ago
North Star Bike Festival races into Menomonie Saturday

MENOMONIE – Top cyclists from across the country will convene again at Menomonie as one part of the 17th annual North Star Grand Prix to be held through Saturday in

2 weeks ago
Hanson, DeRusha earn All-BRC honors

Eau Claire Memorial senior forward Olivia Hanson was named Big Rivers Conference girls soccer player of the year, while Old Abes coach Scott DeRusha won conference coach of

2 weeks ago
Eau Claire's deer question

As Eau Claire develops its first plan for managing the city’s deer population, director of parks, recreation and forestry Phil Fieber summarized the issue as one

3 weeks ago
"American Pickers" duo pay visit to Eleva restaurant

I wasn’t looking for antiques when I journeyed to the Family Farms Market in Eleva June 5. Just a good, relaxing meal and the company of relatives in the cozy confines

3 weeks 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
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Sports Reporter
Jesse O'Brien has been with the Leader-Telegram since August 2013.A Michigan native, O'Brien graduated from Michigan… Read More
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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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Andrew Dowd
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Blythe Wachter
Lifestyles / Food / Travel
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Chippewa News Bureau
Chris Vetter is a reporter in the Leader-Telegram's Chippewa Falls news bureau.… Read More
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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
Courts / Police / Community Reporter
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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
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Don Huebscher
Don Huebscher has been editor of the Leader-Telegram since 1999. Before that he was the newspaper’s managing editor… Read More
Elizabeth Dohms
General Assignment Reporter
Elizabeth Dohms joined the Leader-Telegram news team in January 2015. As a general assignment reporter, she covers… Read More
Emily Miels
Entertainment Editor
Emily Miels joined the Leader-Telegram in February 2014 as a general assignment reporter after graduating from UW… Read More
Eric Lindquist
Special Projects Editor
Eric Lindquist joined the Leader-Telegram news team as a part-time regional reporter while attending UW-Eau Claire in… Read More
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Gary Johnson
Local News Editor
Gary Johnson has worked at the Leader-Telegram since 1986 as a reporter and editor. He was a reporter in the… Read More
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Assistant Local News Editor
Julian Emerson is the Leader-Telegram’s Assistant Local News Editor. He enjoys uncovering the news behind the news. … Read More
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Business Editor
Liam Marlaire is the Leader-Telegram business editor who provides business news and, at times, opinions that don't… Read More
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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