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In an era when mainstream journalists like myself hear the term "fake news" thrown at our work, it was nice to hear a Washington Post editor confirm the importance of our profession.

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Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee has signed a purchase agreement for a vacant big box retail store on a major thoroughfare in Eau Claire.

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MILWAUKEE — Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to five games.

EASTER EGG HUNT: An Easter egg hunt for children from preschool age to the fifth grade will be at 5 p.m. today at Hillview Senior Living, 200 Memorial Drive, Mondovi.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Mitch Vanyo sat at the driving simulator, struggling to steer his car, especially with 400 jeering students sitting behind him. Then, he tried to answer a call on his cell phone. The distracted driving inevitably led to a crash.

An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case is the impetus for a panel discussion, “Implied Consent: Debating the Fourth Amendment and Blood Draws from Motorists Who Become Unconscious,” to be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 102 of Hibbard Hall at UW-Eau Claire.

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 CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man charged with sexual assault in April 2017 failed to show up for a court appearance Wednesday in Chippewa County Court, so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — Nobody seemed overly pleased with his results Tuesday afternoon as the Big Rivers’ top golfers battled a damp course and five months of rust at Lake Hallie Golf Club in the first conference tournament of the season.

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BLOOMER — It was just a routine pop-up down the first base foul line. Bloomer first basemen Isabella Jenneman was shading over into foul territory to make the catch. Camped under it, the ball hit her glove, then she felt a jolting pain rush through her knee.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Chippewa Falls City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday on a $2,395,000 borrowing package, with the money to be used on a variety of road and infrastructure projects. The Council also agreed to borrow $715,000 in promissory notes.