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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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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.

When the curtains open for the first community theater production on Friday in Pablo Center at the Confluence’s RCU Theatre, it’s going to be for a show unlike anything the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s typical audience has seen.

Yellow signs directed shoppers through a maze of vendors Saturday as they wandered the halls of Eau Claire’s First Congregational Church of Christ.

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AUGUSTA — In his 22 years as Augusta police chief, Philo Nelson Kelley “Pinky” Englesby was known around town for his compassionate, thoughtful, effective policing.

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Northwestern Wisconsin’s two congressmen expressed cautious optimism after Tuesday’s elections that the federal government will be able to make progress in a new era of shared power between Democrats and Republicans, but regional political analysts were more pessimistic.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Hundreds of headlights lit the dark night as one vehicle after another followed in orderly lines before finding parking places in the Halmstad Elementary School parking lot on Chippewa Falls’ south side.

A 10 percent sewage fee increase proposed for Jan. 1 will add $24 over the course of next year to utility bills for the average Eau Claire home.

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Roger Chelberg said it was a rare treat to get to sit down for lunch Friday with his five-year-old grandson, Colin McCarthy. His other grandchildren, nine-year-old Mason and eight-year-old Ava, would be joining them soon.

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PARADISE, Calif. — A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Nine people died in what quickly grew into the state’s most destructive fire in at le…

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Seeing the gate for Eau Claire’s newest dog park, Emma, a 1-year-old cream-colored golden retriever, pulled her owner, Paul Del Torto, across Sundet Neighborhood Park.

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MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, beloved by Republicans for pushing through a conservative revolution but so reviled by liberals that they tried to recall him from office, warned for months that he was at risk of being overwhelmed by Democratic anger.

MADISON (AP) — Democrat Tony Evers ousted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the state's closest governor's race in more than half a century, denying the Republican and one-time presidential candidate a third term and succeeding where his party had failed in three previous attempts, including a …

Democrat Jodi Emerson of Eau Claire coasted to a comfortable victory Tuesday in the election to fill the 91st Assembly District seat being vacated by state Rep. Dana Wachs, D-Eau Claire.