The rates of first-year students enrolling at both UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout have risen since the 2018-19 school year.
An Eau Claire man will spend three years in prison for drunken driving for the eighth time after a deputy pulled him over for a loud exhaust system.
MENOMONIE Dunn County is discussing a $20 vehicle registration fee to fix roads as part of its 2020 budget.
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that he would consider requiring assault weapon owners to sell such guns back to the government, sparking an instant backlash from Republican legislators.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Hold on to your lederhosen. The 17th annual Oktoberfest is set for Friday through Sunday at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.
The Menomonie Housing Authority has agreed to drop a ban on firearms in its properties after a challenge by a conservative law firm.
An appeals court ruled this week that former Eau Claire County Treasurer Larry Lokken cannot be given an additional five years in prison if he doesn’t pay full restitution in a required amount of time.
An Eau Claire woman will spend two years on probation and pay $10,032 in restitution for striking three vehicles in a business parking lot during a dispute with a friend over a dog.
Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture Industries recently donated $39,900 to the Eleva-Strum school district to assist in hiring an additional career and technical education instructor.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — An adult male was rescued from the Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls on Tuesday.
As Carlene and Duane Schultz started thinking about what design they wanted for their annual corn maze in Eleva, they decided they wanted to honor veterans.
The Eau Claire County Finance and Budget Committee began discussions for the 2020 budget during a meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Four months ago, Lauren Kainz, 14, was still in eighth grade. Wednesday was her first day of college.
A Reedsburg man faces 12 criminal charges in Eau Claire County after authorities say he stole two vehicles and led them on a high-speed pursuit.
Like to just hang out?
Heidi Pardon was living in UW-Eau Claire’s dorms several years ago when she noticed a surprising number of fellow Blugolds using e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
The Eau Claire County Board got its first peek Tuesday night at an official proposal for a 2020 budget calling for increases in spending and property tax collections.
When Andrea Nodolf became Dunn County district attorney in 2014, she was admittedly surprised at the difficulties facing the office. Along with Nodolf, she had just two assistant district attorneys. The office actually lost a position during a budget cut in 2004.
Building projects at three locations in the Chippewa Falls school district are progressing nicely, Business Manager Chad Trowbridge told the school board Tuesday night.
Store-brand food that came up below the weight on their packaging recently resulted in $32,013 in fines and fees against grocer Festival Foods.
A Cornell woman has been arrested for driving drunk, after she reportedly called police herself to tell them she had been drinking.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls committee recommended approval of a plan Tuesday to provide EMS and ambulance services for a portion of the town of Wheaton, paving the way for the town to leave the Chippewa Fire District.
On Monday morning, Northstar Middle School special education assistant Jannell Sworski found a creative way to ward off the Monday blues.
Authorities have identified the officers involved in an fatal shooting in Clark County last week.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls woman has been charged with making a false 911 report, after she claimed someone was threatening another person with a gun.
MENOMONIE — For nearly 70 years the Willing Workers 4-H Club has met in the same building.
Kayde Langer had planned a low-key Sunday in anticipation for her 21st birthday Monday. Those plans changed abruptly when Langer saw the racist message on her dorm room door Sunday morning.
Dale Johnson of Eau Claire stepped onto a plane in La Crosse at 6 a.m. Saturday, followed by his three younger brothers, about to fulfill a three-year dream.
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, UW-Eau Claire’s biology faculty should be standing a little taller this fall.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man convicted for his role in assisting two people in a March 2016 murder case is now facing a prison sentence after being arrested for his fifth drunken driving offense.
MENOMONIE — An agreement was reached Monday between the city of Menomonie and Dunn County on a plan for a new frontage road in the city.
A Minnesota man has been arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle stemming from a crash Saturday afternoon in Rusk County.
An Eau Claire man accused of providing marijuana to two 12-year-old runaways from the Eau Claire Academy will spend three years on probation.
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After her husband’s death by suicide 10 years ago, Erin Brantner hesitated to tell people how he died.
In her eighth year of teaching at Altoona High School, civics and social studies teacher Erin Lynnes bit the bullet and applied for a summer institute in Washington, D.C.
LAKE HALLIE — Teng and Mai Vang have no plans to ever live in their Lake Hallie home again.
Some questions about the shootings in late July that left four dead, plus the shooter, in Lake Hallie and the town of Lafayette likely never will be answered, said Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk.
When the Eau Claire City Council adopted a public excessive intoxication ordinance last fall, local law enforcement and health officials wanted to create a diversion program.
A local company that makes mounting hardware for small satellite dishes and solar panels is planning to expand with a new building in an Eau Claire business park.
Barron County authorities believe the stabbing death of a Rice Lake woman in Cameron early Thursday morning and a fatal traffic crash a few hours later are connected.
A humble veteran wounded by a roadside bomb in the Iraq war is about to step into the spotlight when the “Military Makeover” reality TV show visits his hometown of Strum later this month.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man who attempted to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, who was actually an undercover police officer, was sentenced Friday to serve three months in jail.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Jim Falls man who drove drunk in May 2018 and killed his friend in a two-vehicle crash was sentenced Friday to three years in prison.
A Marathon County deputy shot and killed a 77-year-old Loyal man during an extended standoff with police Friday morning.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls woman who was arrested in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme will remain in jail on a $250,000 cash bond.
Usage of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has gone through the roof since the structure was built in 1976, so officials want to meet that demand by literally raising the roof to add a third story.
Jeff Jackson could hardly sleep after hearing the news.
The Elk Mound School District’s 11th graders scored among the highest in west-central Wisconsin on the 2018-19 Wisconsin Student Assessment System testing.