Longtime Leader-Telegram journalist Eugene Ringhand, who worked in various positions at the newspaper before becoming editor, has died at age 82.

Ringhand retired from the Leader-Telegram in 1999 after having been editor for the previous 12 years. He worked at the newspaper for 42 years as a sports reporter, bureau reporter, city editor, managing editor and editor.

Ringhand was honored in 2000 by the Wisconsin Associated Press Editors Association for his work. He died Monday in Eau Claire.

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