Off Beat

recent offbeat stories

Memories made in Titletown

The sight of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Brett Favre and Bart Starr hugging at halftime of Thursday night’s game at Lambeau Field had to rank among the

1 day ago
Off Beat: Billboard trumpets season of giving

A new billboard went up last week on Clairemont Avenue near Vine Street. Its message is simple: “Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday.”

1 week ago
Moving out of the streets

After being kicked out of the Eau Claire apartment she was renting in February 2014, Sarah Ferber didn’t know where to turn.

2 weeks ago
Voyageur gives demonstration at Menomonie Public Library

MENOMONIE — Dressed in leggings and a European shirt in the style of a voyageur, Jim Swanson gave children a glimpse into the past last week.  

3 weeks ago
Gone, not forgotten: The story of Lt. Arthur Olsen

My acquaintance with Arthur Olsen began with a walk through the old Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery off Omaha Street in Eau Claire. I sometimes wander cemeteries, reliving good

2 weeks ago
Two EC Memorial teams compete in chili contest

Two teams from Eau Claire Memorial are competing in the “Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown” Saturday in Appleton.

3 weeks ago
Off Beat: Break dancing crew highlight of North H.S. homecoming pep rally

At North High School’s recent homecoming pep assembly, the usual cheers were reserved for all of the Huskies sports teams, including, of course, the football team and

4 weeks ago


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 Lyksett
Online News Editor
Dan Lyksett came to journalism later in life, previously working as a machinist, bartender, card & gift store manager… 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
Joe Knight
Joe Knight
County Government / Getting Out [Outdoors] Editor
Joe Knight is an outdoor reporter for the Leader-Telegram.… Read More
Julian Emerson
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
Liam Marlaire
Business 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