Severe thunderstorms and high winds hit the Chippewa Valley region Friday night and Saturday morning, felling trees, causing fair and festival evacuations and downing power lines.
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.
The Eau Claire school board is slated to again review proposed elementary school boundary changes at a Monday meeting.
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.
Beginning this fall, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls will have a new leader.
Eau Claire County has formed a new committee to analyze the county’s access to high-speed internet and create a plan to improve that access.
The first time men walked on the moon may have happened 50 years ago today, but the memory remains vivid for many Chippewa Valley residents.
For several denim- and sunglasses-clad Country Jam fans strolling into the Crescent Avenue festival grounds Thursday, famed country singer-songwriter Toby Keith was the leading draw for the weekend.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he was convicted Thursday for being a sex offender who failed to maintain his registration.
An Eau Claire man will spend three years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl, possessing a nude photo of the girl, and threatening a woman over nude photos he had of her.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — An Eau Claire man has been arrested on a possible charge of sexually assaulting a woman.
LAKE HALLIE — A pedestrian was struck and killed late Wednesday night in Lake Hallie.
The founder of a Chippewa Valley-based cancer advocacy organization is accused of embezzling at least $36,000 from the group.
The owner of a restaurant in Lake Hallie has put the business up for sale at an unusual price: free.
One of the Midwest’s largest music festivals now has one of the Midwest’s largest social media fan groups.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The man accused of robbing a bank in Lake Hallie on Monday previously served a nine-year prison sentence for robbing a bank in Wisconsin in 1998, and he’s a suspect in a string of other bank robberies.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Past Passed Here event will return next spring, but will move to a new location.
Several festivals and county fairs in west-central Wisconsin this weekend.
Eau Claire police Wednesday identified a woman arrested for keeping a place of prostitution after police Tuesday shut down two Eau Claire massage businesses.
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.
When Eau Claire native Michael Koch’s husband encouraged him to fly to Los Angeles for a casting call on ABC’s new competitive miniature golf show “Holey Moley,” Koch almost backed out.
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.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A private businessman with a background in land surveying has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Chippewa Falls City Council.
An update on the building project referendum was the highlight of the Chippewa Falls School Board meeting Tuesday night.
Two Eau Claire massage businesses were shut down by Eau Claire police on Tuesday because of concerns over possible human trafficking and sanitation.
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.
After receiving two grants for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, the Eau Claire school district plans to hire a full-time mental health coordinator that will begin Sept. 1.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The biggest factor in the success of a fair is good weather, says Northern Wisconsin State Fair director Rusty Volk.
A Veterans Park will be constructed in Altoona, rather than Eau Claire, according to the organization behind the plan.
An Eau Claire man will spend two years in prison in connection with a two-hour standoff with authorities last summer on the city's northwest side.
An Augusta man is accused of causing significant injuries, including skull fractures and a brain injury, to his infant daughter.
Where were you and what did you think when Neil Armstrong took what he called “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969?
CHIPPEWA FALLS -- The bridge that crosses Paint Creek in the town of Lafayette reopened Monday, roughly 14 months after it buckled and appeared on the verge of collapse.
New buildings, park features and other public amenities built in Eau Claire tend to overshadow what it takes to maintain what the city already has.
Fourteen women sat in a circle in a sunny room at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire Wednesday, singing a lilting Gaelic prayer about peace and tranquility. Some women closed their eyes, having memorized the words long ago.
Eau Claire brewery the Brewing Projekt, 1807 Oxford Ave., is expanding its parking lot again as its new taproom has grown in popularity.
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Delivering ideas to address Chippewa Valley’s housing shortage to local policymakers is the end of a task force’s job, but the group won’t necessarily disband as there is still much work to do on the issue.
The UW System Board of Regents on Friday approved two new academic programs at UW-Eau Claire: a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The city of Chippewa Falls has filed another lawsuit against the owner of a West Hill property in an effort to clean up the site.
Politicians are known for their ability to get a conversation rolling.
Student segregated fees and room-and-board costs at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout will increase slightly in the upcoming school year.
Minnesota-based retailer HOM Furniture plans to move its Eau Claire store in early 2020 to the Oakwood Mall property formerly occupied by Younkers.
Gov. Tony Evers and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders will join family and friends this weekend in Menomonie at a ceremony honoring nearly 400 National Guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.
Bon Iver’s fourth album, titled “i,i,” will be released Friday, Aug., 30, the band said Thursday on its website.
Two local Democratic state legislators plan to host office hours today on Eau Claire city buses.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Willie Buchanon lives in his hometown of San Diego, but he loves coming back to Wisconsin to represent the Green Bay Packers.
Wood will be flying again this weekend when the U.S. National Kubb Championship returns to Eau Claire.
An Eau Claire man is accused of driving his vehicle while his girlfriend was hanging on from the outside.