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Before pancreatic cancer finally got the best of Tricia Tollefson eight years ago, she and her husband, Jeff, set up a scholarship program to send a couple Altoona elementary and middle school students a year to Camp Manitou.

Designs for Eau Claire’s third dog park and a new boat launch along the Chippewa River are seeking the blessing of the city’s Plan Commission on Monday night.

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After long focusing on Republican politicians to advance their pro-business agenda, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is changing tactics to rebuild a bipartisan middle ground to get things done in a divided Congress.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — When Bill Brenner gets on an airplane this morning in La Crosse for a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., his wife and four of his five children will be there to cheer him on.

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A few weeks back, while reminding my children to listen to their father’s sage advice given my 35 years of life experience, my wife called from the other room: “You’re 34.”

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ALTOONA — Vice President Mike Pence implored Congress to pass an updated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico in a stop Thursday at J&D Manufacturing.

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In a secluded corner with comfy chairs, houseplants, decorative lamps and a nice view of the Eau Claire River, Libby Richter awaits the next person who will seek her help at the city’s public library.

The Memorial High School fine arts department will present “Power,” its fourth annual multi-disciplinary event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the school, 2225 Keith St.

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases — especially in young people — continue to rise in the region, according to local health department and university statistics.

A plan to build two new hotels and another commercial business where the Clarion now stands is up for final approval during today’s 4 p.m. Eau Claire City Council meeting at the county Courthouse, 721 Oxford Ave.

Much has changed since 1994 — video stores and telephone cords are now nearly extinct; taking pictures of ourselves has become not only accepted but celebrated behavior; and the number of Starbucks locations has increased from 425 to nearly 30,000.

Dusk has settled over the ridges south of Osseo and Amy Huo is standing over a charcoal grill, snapping a pair of tongs in her hand, seemingly oblivious to the falling drizzle and the failing light.