CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 2012 study showed bats in Wisconsin were saving farmers between $658 million and $1.5 billion every year in pesticide-application costs, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist Jennifer Redell.
Attention all creatives — it’s not too late to become a chalk artist in the Chippewa Valley’s annual sidewalk art display.
As an artist, Dez Lezotte has a personal philosophy: put her work out into the world, let her artistic intentions be known and trust that the right work will find her.
A recent trip to Paris allowed a group local singers to experience the joy of making music in memorable settings and the honor of paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in a historic battle.
Every spring a mania overcomes me. I drive from greenhouse to greenhouse buying tomatoes, peppers, flowers, herbs, gourds, trees, seeds … From April until early June, if you listen closely, you can hear a great sucking sound that is money drained out of my wallet and into the cash registers …
It seems as though every time MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is in front of a microphone he’s talking about changing baseball.
Eau Claire is planning to take on a project to address the area’s affordable housing crunch sooner than initially expected.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Tessa Dachel, dining room manager at The Edge Pub & Eatery, said workers are trying to keep their spirits high as they prepare for the Highway S bridge to be closed for the next three weeks, cutting them off from a quick trip to customers in Chippewa Falls.
Severe thunderstorms and high winds hit the Chippewa Valley region Friday night and Saturday morning, felling trees, causing fair and festival evacuations and downing power lines.
He may not have been the first person to walk on the moon — everybody knows that was Neil Armstrong — but an Eau Claire man was one of the first humans to hold the moon in his hands.
When you have sold more than 10 million records in your career, figuring out a set list may pose some challenges. Or, as Newsboys drummer Duncan Phillips describes the situation: “a nice problem to have.”
The success of the first OneFest, both on and off the Christian music event’s stage, has inspired organizers to return for a second year.
The Eau Claire school board is slated to again review proposed elementary school boundary changes at a Monday meeting.
An Eau Claire County committee will pursue possible solutions to what some town of Bridge Creek residents and officials call an overload of manure on county roads, especially in the city of Augusta region.
Three people were pronounced dead at the scene of a St. Croix County crash Friday night, according to the St. Croix County sheriff's office.
Beginning this fall, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls will have a new leader.
Eau Claire County has formed a new committee to analyze the county’s access to high-speed internet and create a plan to improve that access.
To the left of the stainless-steel elevator in Eau Claire’s Christ Church Cathedral hangs a plaque which reads: “The Frank and Miriam Carr Carriage.” I push the button and the elevator’s doors pull wide. Then, upon stepping inside, I begin my slow ascent to the church’s second floor.
The first time men walked on the moon may have happened 50 years ago today, but the memory remains vivid for many Chippewa Valley residents.
Two of Gov. Tony Evers cabinet secretaries visited Eau Claire on Friday morning to talk with local business and community leaders about the state budget approved earlier this month.
A local judge delivered Eau Claire’s second victory this week in challenges to the city’s ability to use tax incremental financing districts to spur economic development.
Levi Schaller suffers from a bad back.
One person died Friday morning in a pickup truck crash in Jackson County.
ALTOONA — Construction on a veterans tribute trail in the River Prairie development is expected to begin next spring.
One person was killed in a head-on crash near Whitehall Thursday night.
The Eau Claire Express pitching staff only had a couple of shaky moments on Thursday.
STOUGHTON — “There are times for quiet reflection and times for interacting in groups. Those who are most successful with managing their PD do both.”
ROCK FALLS — Hunters in parts of Eau Claire, Dunn and Pepin counties will be required to have deer killed during the nine-day gun-deer season in November tested for chronic wasting disease if the state Department of Natural Resources implements the recommendations the Chippewa Valley CWD Adv…
Eau Claire County officials are mulling next steps for its $450,000 contribution to a veterans tribute after fundraisers have chosen to move their $2.2 million project from Eau Claire to neighboring Altoona.
For several denim- and sunglasses-clad Country Jam fans strolling into the Crescent Avenue festival grounds Thursday, famed country singer-songwriter Toby Keith was the leading draw for the weekend.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he was convicted Thursday for being a sex offender who failed to maintain his registration.
Jordan Steinmetz was an absolute phenom on the ice for Chippewa Falls.
Uplift is among the reasons we attend theater productions, but in the case of “Peter Pan,” that applies in a literal as well as emotional sense.
The founder of a Chippewa Valley-based cancer advocacy organization is accused of embezzling at least $36,000 from the group.
The owner of a restaurant in Lake Hallie has put the business up for sale at an unusual price: free.
One of the Midwest’s largest music festivals now has one of the Midwest’s largest social media fan groups.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The man accused of robbing a bank in Lake Hallie on Monday previously served a nine-year prison sentence for robbing a bank in Wisconsin in 1998, and he’s a suspect in a string of other bank robberies.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Past Passed Here event will return next spring, but will move to a new location.
Eau Claire police Wednesday identified a woman arrested for keeping a place of prostitution after police Tuesday shut down two Eau Claire massage businesses.
When Jonathan Worley stepped onto the mound for the Eau Claire Express on June 19, 2019, he thought he was ready to finally let it fly.
“Harsh, cold and long” were a trio of words that 55% of people who took a survey earlier this year selected to describe Eau Claire’s winters.
HUDSON — Despite heavy rain setbacks this spring, restoration of the Little Falls Dam on the Willow River at Willow River State Park remains on schedule for “substantial completion” around Dec. 18, 2019, according to a Department of Natural Resources official.
Altoona officials were surprised when a veterans group approached them about hosting a $2.2 million project that had been planned for Eau Claire, but the tribute to those who served is already viewed as a good addition to River Prairie Park.
When Eau Claire native Michael Koch’s husband encouraged him to fly to Los Angeles for a casting call on ABC’s new competitive miniature golf show “Holey Moley,” Koch almost backed out.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — After a dozen years as a Chippewa Falls police officer, Jason Jacobson decided to switch gears and become a business owner. Last July, he purchased Sokup’s Market, where he now works alongside the prior owner, Peter Sokup.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A private businessman with a background in land surveying has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Chippewa Falls City Council.
MADISON — Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday worked to generate momentum for a bill calling for civil servants to draw legislative district boundaries, insisting it’s the right time to pass the measure after the U.S. Supreme Court killed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries.
Jordan Wilson was sprinting to first base when a roar sounded from the spectators around the Fairfax Park diamond.
After receiving two grants for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, the Eau Claire school district plans to hire a full-time mental health coordinator that will begin Sept. 1.
LAKE HALLIE — A Milwaukee man who robbed a Lake Hallie bank Monday morning was apprehended a short time later.