Off Beat

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Off Beat: Eagle Scout takes stroll down memory lane with path project

When Memorial High School junior Dan Ivankovic was looking for an Eagle Scout project last summer, he stumbled across an idea that helped him revive a key link to past Eau

5 days ago
Tribute to Duax will teach students about governance

By the time he was a teenager, Dave Duax possessed a strong interest in history and governance. As he grew, those interests seemed to grow as well.

2 weeks ago
Off Beat: Businesses should talk the talk

Talking on the phone may be a lost art for many teens — whose preferred method of communication seems to be texts, even if the parties are in the same room — but

3 weeks ago
Thin Ice: UW-Eau Claire's new memorial to ensure Kent State tragedy is understood

Come Monday, May 4, at 11:24 a.m., exactly 45 years to the very minute since National Guard troops opened fire on anti-war protesters and other students on the Kent State

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