A judge said Friday that an Eau Claire man with 16 drunken driving convictions needs to go to prison.
Ten Eau Claire County residents required medical transport for potential opioid overdoses in October, the highest total among 18 western Wisconsin counties for that month and a sign of what local officials say is a substantial and growing problem in this part of the state.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Court hearings for a 10-year-old girl accused of stomping on 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter on Oct. 30, causing his death, will remain open to the public, a judge ruled Friday.
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — When they aren’t identifying record large trees in the forest, Thomas Gable and Austin Homkes’ day job is wolf research, trying to untangle the complex, mostly unknown relationship between wolves and beaver in Voyageurs National Park.
The owner of a former Eau Claire business is accused of stealing more than $18,000 from a California customer.
An Eau Claire man accused of sexually assaulting two girls and a woman will be sentenced March 8.
Eau Claire’s transit system will be part of a UW-Madison study on the possibilities for driverless buses.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 22-year-old Cornell man — who was recently convicted of another sex assault — was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a girl in February 2017 when she was 15.
CHIPPEWA FALLS – Memorial boys hockey is back to .500.
After a pair of 1-0 wins, the Eau Claire Area Stars would be appreciative of a little extra breathing room in its scorelines.
After asking questions, listening to a presentation and looking over multiple drawings and maps, Jerry Wickham was in favor of a proposed boat launch and dog park on the city’s southwest side.
A feasibility report on building a convention center in Eau Claire recommends that a downtown site be considered, though officials have so far been looking to include it with a planned UW-Eau Claire development.
The program director for applied social science at UW-Stout believes Amber Georgakopoulos will be a success at anything that comes her way.
For local band Orenda Fugue, it has always been about the connection: between each other, between the audience and between other local musicians.
People attending a UW-Stout gaming event Wednesday night could be forgiven if they gazed at a giant campus map on display and thought for a moment the Menomonie campus was actually part of a video game.
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The operator of a longtime landfill east of Eau Claire is seeking another expansion at the site, one that would grow its footprint and allow it to rise higher while increasing its dumping area by 1.52 million square feet.
UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball is dealing with so many injuries that coach Tonja Englund may resort to covering her players in bubble wrap.
With each word he sang, with each note he strummed, Chris Kroeze looked and sounded every bit like an up-and-coming country music star during his performance Monday of the Marshall Tucker Band’s 1973 hit “Can’t You See” on NBC’s “The Voice.”
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The attorney for the 10-year-old Chippewa Falls girl accused of stomping on a 6-month-old child on Oct. 30, causing his death, is seeking a hearing on her competency to stand trial.
With a regional task force on housing affordability nearing its finale, Eau Claire leaders want to see what that group comes up with before crafting a strategy to meet the city’s needs.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Chippewa County continues to see a jump in out-of-home placements for children due to the methamphetamine and opioid epidemics.
Increases to Eau Claire’s city-issued permits, licenses and fees were approved after a month of delays.
On the Big Rivers Conference website, there’s a tab that lets the reader click on a list of team conference championships for each sport of every season.
Four different players scored in double figures, and the Eau Claire North girls basketball team downed La Crosse Central 62-53 in overtime on Tuesday night at the Doghouse.
Barron musician Chris Kroeze has advanced to this season's final competition of "The Voice."
Homeowners in Altoona will receive an early Christmas present in the form of lower property tax bills, thanks in large part to the largest lottery credit in state history.
One pawn shop would like the city to consider a lower fee for smaller businesses in changes to Eau Claire’s pawnbroker ordinance set for a vote today.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The case of a 10-year-old Chippewa Falls girl who is accused of stomping on 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter on Oct. 30, causing his death, will be handled by the state Department of Justice.
Four years ago, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and his friend Aaron Dessner of the National aimed to create a music festival unlike any other in Vernon’s Wisconsin hometown.
A Madison man hoping to become a PGA golf professional is suing the for-profit Florida-based corporation.
It was a disappointing result for the second time in a row at Zorn Arena for the UW-Eau Claire men’s basketball team on Monday night. After a crushing home loss just over a week ago, the Blugolds fell to Carleton College (Minn.) 79-74 on Ken Anderson Court.
The deceased male found in an Eau Claire home Thursday has been identified as a missing rural Mondovi man.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.
Despite some negative feedback regarding plans for next year’s State Street construction project at a Putnam Heights neighborhood meeting Thursday, city officials say they believe residents will back the project more in the future.
Heading into the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park, visitors can learn a rich mix of the region’s history, including the former Uniroyal Goodrich tire factory housed in the current Banbury Place.
Firefighters successfully extinguished a fire Sunday afternoon at Watermark Salon in Artisan Forge Studios, 1106 Mondovi Road.
GREEN BAY — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula.
There’s only one speed for Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee sophomore Blaine Brenner.
UW-Eau Claire senior fine arts candidates have to put their best work forward each semester for the culminating project of their college career: Creating a piece for the Foster Gallery’s “Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition.”
They stepped in unison to their right, shimmied, swung their arms in unison and then stepped to the left, bodies shaking with energetic joy.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — It’s been just over a month since three Girl Scouts and a mother were killed in a hit-and-run crash while picking up garbage along Highway P in Lake Hallie.
Since its Sept. 22 grand opening ceremony that featured flowing, colored puppetry along with music and dance, the Pablo Center at the Confluence lineup during its inaugural season has included artistic presentations both familiar and outside the norm compared with past performances in the city.
City regulations on pawnbrokers and secondhand goods dealers would change under an ordinance proposal that Eau Claire’s leaders will consider this week.
ALTOONA — Regis’ Teryn Karlstad certainly displayed her case for most valuable player on Friday night. The Ramblers were an entirely different team when she wasn’t on the floor against Altoona.
The brother of the woman killed by Jeffrey A. Smith 32 years ago in Eau Claire is hopeful Smith will be successful now that he’s been discharged from his civil commitment.
With a little luck, Eau Claire homeowners may see a slightly smaller number on property tax bills that arrive next week.