A city of Eau Claire order to demolish a home at 2509 Peebles St. before the end of this year has prompted pushback from the family of the house’s former owner.

Changes Eau Claire homeowners will see on the bottom line of their tax bills next month will be due in large part to “for sale” signs that popped up in their neighborhoods in recent years.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — Shortly after Madalyn Zwiefelhofer arrived at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on Nov. 3, doctors asked the 10-year-old girl basic questions about if she knew her name and where she was. Zwiefelhofer had survived a crash that left four people dead.

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A shift in independent voters toward Democrats took away the consistent, comfortable margins of victory Republican Gov. Scott Walker enjoyed in his prior elections and gave Tony Evers the narrow win last week, according to a polling expert.

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A bill that would remove endangered-species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states narrowly was passed Friday by the House of Represenatives.

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The newly hired Eau Claire economic development manager said his diverse background in business and economic development, along with experience addressing some of the same economic issues the city faces, should serve him well in his new job.

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An emaciated 2-year old doe that died from chronic wasting disease this spring in the Eau Claire County town of Brunswick has state biologists wondering if it was an isolated case or if CWD is more common among deer in the region.

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A house on Eau Claire’s north side that has been home to all sorts of illegal activities in recent years has been declared unfit for human habitation after inspections revealed ongoing problems with garbage, animal feces and other issues at the property deemed a danger to human health and safety.

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The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, which provides free medical services in the Chippewa Valley to those who cannot afford it, on Dec. 4 will open its newly renovated home at 1030 Oak Ridge Drive.

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Fires Wednesday morning ravaged two west-central Wisconsin properties, destroying a mobile home in the Eau Claire County town of Ludington and a barn and two smaller buildings at a rural Osseo farm belonging to Wisconsin Public Television host Inga Witscher.

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MILWAUKEE — The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted, the sheriff leading the investigation said Wednesday.

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ALTOONA — For years, vehicles have pulled in and out of the unpaved parking area at Arnie’s Service Center, tracking dirt and other debris from the auto repair garage site onto Spooner Avenue and dirtying storm water runoff, city officials say.

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I’ve hunted pheasant in both North and South Dakota, from New Town to the north to Mitchell to the south and from the Black Hills to the west to the Red River Valley in the east. And I’ve hunted in the warm early season and in the last bitterly cold winter week.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — After several years of tracking a prized deer, Joshua Gawrysiak shot the “buck of a lifetime” on Saturday in the northeast corner of Chippewa Falls.

The Eau Claire school district is among 96 percent of the state’s 422 public school districts to meet or exceed state educational standards, according to the 2017-18 report card issued Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Online readers of the Leader-Telegram will notice changes in the digital version of the newspaper in the coming weeks.

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A popular Eau Claire brunch restaurant and coffee shop is now under the ownership of a trio of local investors who frequent those businesses.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — Nate Liedl wants everyone to remember his 6-month-old son, Jaxon Hunter, as a happy, bubbly infant rather than the image of a child who was horrifically killed after a 10-year-old girl reportedly stomped on him, causing his death.

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Altoona city officials are searching for a new police chief after the man currently in that position won election last week to the state Assembly.

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LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.