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CHIPPEWA FALLS — One week after his six-month-old son, Jaxon Hunter, was killed in November, Nate Liedl lost the election for the Chippewa County clerk of court’s seat, held by his boss, Karen Hepfler.

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When John Govin and his wife, Julie, started hosting weddings at The Weddin’ Barn at their farm just east of Menomonie five years ago, they looked forward to renting the down-home, picturesque site to couples on their special day.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — George Polzin said the partial federal government shutdown is starting to have a significant effect on Chippewa Valley farmers.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — The trial for an Eau Claire man accused of child sexual assault was canceled Monday in Chippewa County Court because the accuser — who is cognitively disabled — had difficulty telling her story, District Attorney Wade Newell said.

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BARRON — Jake T. Patterson told authorities that he was driving on U.S. 8 when he saw Jayme Closs for the first time. The 13-year-old Barron girl was getting on a school bus at the time. He instantly decided he wanted to kidnap her, according to the criminal complaint released Monday.

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The attorney for the Menomonie man accused of killing his roommate last month has raised the issue of whether the man is competent to assist with his defense.

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Jeanne Nutter says she hates the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” But a series of small events led her to be in the exactly right place, at the absolutely right time, to bump into Jayme Closs on the road outside her cabin in rural Gordon on Thursday afternoon.

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Jayme Closs spent Saturday morning like a normal teenage girl — curled up on the couch, playing with her dog, Molly, after getting a long-overdue good night’s rest, said her aunt, Jennifer Smith.

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Notices should be submitted to: Leader-Telegram, P.O. Box 570, Eau Claire, WI 54702. Email: leader telegram@ecpc.com.

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Former Major League Baseball player Corey Koskie shared stories of his successes and his fears on Friday as the keynote speaker at the Sports Medicine Symposium at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS — When Joan Jett & the Blackhearts performed at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in 2003, a massive crowd showed up to hear the singer belt out her hits, including “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”

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Editor’s note: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department checks area licensed food establishments, including restaurants and food retailers. The Leader-Telegram details “priority” violations, defined as state code violations with potential to contribute to food contamination, illness or e…

Jodi Emerson was excited about the experience of her first day as a legislator. Emerson, D-Eau Claire, was sworn in to her Assembly seat Monday afternoon.