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Not simply salt: De-icers pose varying dangers to pets, plants

When your driveway and walkways are covered in ice, you need to move quickly to remove it for safety’s sake. Applying a de-icer preventively after clearing walkways is

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Vaulted ceilings add space to split-level, three-bedroom ranch home

A side-sloping lot is needed to accommodate the split-level Stone Cottage house design.

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Think of thrift shops during spring cleaning, projects

Spring is on its way, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning. 

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Field Notes 2/24/17

Deer population to be reviewed

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Get Moving 2/22/17

The following event is planned:

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Meetings and More 2/22/17

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Bringing patients, doctors together

CHICAGO — Sitting on a bed at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Levi Krystosek, 10, rubbed a sore spot on his foot.

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Professor's art in 'Ghostbusters'

MENOMONIE — A UW-Stout professor is back on comic book newsstands with his latest story illustration in the “Ghostbusters” series.

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New free-roaming virtual reality game featured at Wisconsin Dells resort

I am gingerly following a narrow, stone walkway, but then the path ends abruptly. 

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Educator training day a popular event 

As an educator himself, Ron Keys has a passion for teaching and helping his colleagues in the profession. His connections recently allowed him to make something positive

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UW-Eau Claire grad named leader of Omaha newspaper

While the late Mary Tyler Moore’s fictional Mary Richards was celebrated in recent weeks for showing the world that women belong in the newsroom, another — this

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Finished basement would double living space

Large windows, a fireplace, an optional basement and a screened porch all add to the East Coast attraction of the Granby design. 

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Food and Faith 2/18/17

CHURCH BREAKFAST: The public is invited to breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

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Religion Notes 2/18/17

WORSHIP & A WORKSHOP: The public is invited to attend worship and a workshop at Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St.

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Leading with ‘incredible joy’

STILLWATER, Minn. — After 15 years in education, Sister Mary Juliana Cox has perfected “The Look.”

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Expect the unexpected: Filming fields, forests can prompt odd encounters

An age-old adage that states a photograph is worth a thousand words is confirmed every time we look at a cave petroglyph or a kindergartener’s first attempt at art.

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Home is where the barn is

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — John Iiams and Jenilee Borth-Iiams are the first owners of their striking, barn-like house, but they weren't involved in the design process.

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Meetings and More 2/15/17

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Get Moving 2/15/17

The following event is planned:

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Health Matters 2/15/17

MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting the following mental health-related programs: 

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Laughing until you die

Just weeks before Christmas some years ago, Shirley Rapp and her family faced the devastating news that she had what appeared to be a terminal illness.

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Food Inspections 2/13/17

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram

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Artist’s perspective of photos viewed side by side in exhibit

MENOMONIE — Each morning for a year, photography enthusiast Dan Riordan captured a moment in time. 

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UW-EC lauded for undergraduate research

While Jenna Jandrt won’t begin her master’s program until the fall, already she is immersed in the research that she expects will shape her graduate studies and

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Concerns raised about fast-food wrappers

CHICAGO — For more than three decades, fast-food chains have relied on the chemical industry to keep grease and oil from soaking through burger wrappers, french fry

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Energy to spare

FAIRLAWN, Ohio — At AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, bowling pins fell to the floor with a thud as the Skrew Ballz racked up a hefty number of strikes and spares.

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Opposites attract — or not

When Monica Zanetti and Jeremy Reed first noticed each other at a furniture store, it was love at first sight.

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Put New Year’s resolutions into action

It happens every year.

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Biking 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West in Florida

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Driving the 100-plus miles that link the Florida Keys’ limestone and coral islands ranks as one of America’s epic road trips.

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Food and Faith 2/11/17

FISH FRY: The St. Olaf Men’s Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Agnew Parish Center, 2407 North Lane.

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Religion Notes 2/11/17

‘POSITIVE PICKET’: Members of area faiths are coming together to show their support for Muslims through a “positive picket” from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

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Around the House 2/11/17

GETTING YOUR HOUSEPLANTS IN SHAPE: Susan Frame, horticulture instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College, will speak at the Dunn County Master Gardener Association

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Burt’s coop: Burt's Bees founder lived in converted turkey coop

DURHAM, N.C. — Before he met Roxanne Quimby and founded Burt’s Bees, Burt Shavitz lived in a converted turkey coop made of white cedar shingles on 37 acres of

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Responding to a calling

Nurse Katie Farka was so smitten with providing a healing touch to people in Ethiopia that she sold her house in La Crosse, quit her job and will embark soon on a year-long

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Get Moving 2/8/17

The following event is planned:

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Meetings & More 2/8/17

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Making the Rounds 2/8/17

The following have joined Mayo Clinic Health System:

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Love your lipids

Dyslipidemia (dis-lip-eh-dee-mee-ah). It’s one of those big, need-your-dictionary words. But it’s linked to something many of us are familiar with: heart disease

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Heart Health

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic Health System are hosting the following events to raise heart health awareness during American Heart Month:

2 weeks ago
Partnership brings finance to classroom

Experience, experience, experience. It's the word that haunts college students every day.

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UW-Stout students learn to evaluate art

MENOMONIE — As a budding interior designer, Alyse Shelby someday will design spaces and be responsible for choosing the complementary art and other objects to fill

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After devastating wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn., welcomes back tourists

The grand opening, in this town on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and five scenic miles from Gatlinburg, Tenn., had been in the works for months.

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Religion Notes 2/4/17

VIDEO SERIES: “The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture,” a 12-week video study, begins Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sacred Heart of Jesus-St.

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Food and Faith 2/4/17

BINGO PARTY: St. Rose’s Circle is hosting a bingo party on Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 11358 Highway Q, Chippewa Falls.

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Matter of Faith: Jesus’ law of grace and love ratified by his blood

“And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

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Trump wants religion and politics to mix 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “totally destroy” a measure that bars houses of worship from endorsing political candidates, and eager Capitol Hill

3 weeks ago
Wide open space: Design requires large lot for 3,000 square feet of living space

A beautiful wooded lot with a long clearing would be ideal for the colonial-looking Okeson.

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State requires liscensed home inspectors

Does Wisconsin require home inspectors to be licensed?

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Field Notes 2/3/17

Trout guide to speak at meeting

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Health Matters 02/01/17

RESIDENCY PROGRAM: Prevea Health, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin announced a collaborative

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