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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.

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 …

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.