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Leaning forward with her head down, Briella Hartman started to quickly skip — right, left, right, left — as a jump rope flew under one foot and then the other.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — One week after his six-month-old son, Jaxon Hunter, was killed in November, Nate Liedl lost the election for the Chippewa County clerk of court’s seat, held by his boss, Karen Hepfler.

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Silver Mine is celebrating its golden anniversary, but the historic ski hill is actually decked out in white.

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When John Govin and his wife, Julie, started hosting weddings at The Weddin’ Barn at their farm just east of Menomonie five years ago, they looked forward to renting the down-home, picturesque site to couples on their special day.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — George Polzin said the partial federal government shutdown is starting to have a significant effect on Chippewa Valley farmers.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Anthony Cowan Jr. hit a pivotal 3-pointer with 44 seconds left, and No. 19 Maryland edged Wisconsin 64-60 Monday night after blowing a 21-point lead in the second half.

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BARRON — Jake T. Patterson told authorities that he was driving on U.S. 8 when he saw Jayme Closs for the first time. The 13-year-old Barron girl was getting on a school bus at the time. He instantly decided he wanted to kidnap her, according to the criminal complaint released Monday.

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Apartment buildings intended to provide low-income housing to Eau Claire won approval Monday night from the city’s Plan Commission.

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BROWN, Irma, 96, of Menomonie died Saturday at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.

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Jeanne Nutter says she hates the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” But a series of small events led her to be in the exactly right place, at the absolutely right time, to bump into Jayme Closs on the road outside her cabin in rural Gordon on Thursday afternoon.

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Jayme Closs spent Saturday morning like a normal teenage girl — curled up on the couch, playing with her dog, Molly, after getting a long-overdue good night’s rest, said her aunt, Jennifer Smith.

Three projects that would add 360 new rental housing units — a mix of townhomes, working-class apartments and senior living — to Eau Claire are seeking the city’s approval.