Off Beat

recent offbeat stories

Off Beat: Near-fatal flu

It started with a simple sore throat.

6 days ago
Off Beat: Book sale offers second reading

For at least the past five years, Lois and Mark Helland have surrendered their three-car garage in the town of Washington to countless boxes of books that need to be emptied,

1 week ago
Life goes by too fast

PHILLIPS — Tom Deinhammer flipped his left wrist forward, and a second later his bait sailed through the early morning air and plopped through the lake’s

2 weeks ago
Eau Claire conference connects businesses, state agencies

Among the highlights of the fifth annual Governor’s Small Business Summit held last week in Eau Claire was direct contact with members of Gov. Scott Walker’s

3 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