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Julie Govin said she’s fielded numerous calls to her Menomonie-area farm in recent weeks from people wondering when the strawberry-picking season would begin.

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Originally conceived as a major upgrade to seating and audience amenities at Carson Park’s baseball stadium, a project is being scaled back to make repairs to an aging grandstand and replace old metal bleachers.

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The Eau Claire Marathon’s newly approved downtown-centered course also will bring earlier race start times and more convenient parking when it returns on May 3, according to event organizers.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — An Eau Claire man who was sentenced to four years in prison after he gave drugs to a Chippewa Falls man in 2016 — who later died from using them — made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a charge of possessing cocaine with the intent to deliver.

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Supreme Court reversed itself Tuesday and allowed the governor to take control of public school policy from the state superintendent, a decision that could translate to a major victory for Republicans if they can defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in three years.

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Adams Publishing Group, owner of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, announced Tuesday that it has acquired another daily newspaper in Wisconsin.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — Boxx Sanitation has acquired ProVyro Waste Services, which will lead to new trash pickup days for many of its customers. However, ProVyro will maintain its contract as the recycling provider for Chippewa Falls.

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Imagining a quandary many parents have faced — one kid wants to stay on the monkey bars, but the other urgently has to go to the restroom — Catherine Emmanuelle took a second look at plans for a new building slated for a city park.

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MENOMONIE — The Menomonie School Board introduced a new policy Monday night aimed at educating the public on their rights to information commonly assumed to be privileged.

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RACINE — Newly crowned Miss Wisconsin, Alyssa Bohm of Racine, got used to the spotlight at 2 years old, working as the on-stage assistant for her father who is a professional magician.

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SONOMA, Calif. — Matt DiBenedetto drove his way into the NASCAR Cup Series with meager funding and no glossy racing pedigree. He has spent 4 ½ years circling tracks in the back of the pack, attempting to will his underperforming, underfunded cars to unlikely results.

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An open house at mid-day Thursday will offer Eau Claire residents an opportunity to meet with engineers and air opinions on a controversial portion of the nearly mile-long State Street road construction project.

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MADISON (AP) — Liquor store giant Total Wine & More got a total win in Wisconsin on Monday, with the signing of a bill that will allow some liquor stores to sell unlimited quantities of whiskey, gin, brandy and other distilled spirits during a single transaction.

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It was a day that only a mother could love. It rained, and rained, and rained, and when it stopped raining for a few minutes, those momentary letups quickly turned into downpour again. But even five hours out in that rain didn’t frustrate former UW-Eau Claire golfer Ryan Isaacson, who clinch…

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — All the on-duty Chippewa Falls police officers and a few retired ones gathered Wednesday at the Chippewa County Courthouse for a celebration as the newest officer was sworn in to his job.

Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or e…

The following students from west-central Wisconsin have been named to the dean’s list: