Leader-Telegram - Headlines



With half of losses not covered, gutted businesses plead for help

MINNEAPOLIS -- Soot darkens the letters on the sign for 7 Mile Fashion, months after rioters torched the Lake Street shopping center where … Read more

St. Croix Falls police fatally shoot man wielding knife

Police in western Wisconsin fatally shot a man who rushed at officers with a knife on Saturday night, according to the St. Croix Falls Poli… Read more


Veteran congressman faces progressive challenge

EAU CLAIRE — U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s Democratic primary opponent says the 12-term congressman is too moderate. Read more



Jobless rate climbs in Eau Claire metro area

The unemployment rate in the Eau Claire metropolitan area climbed nearly a percentage point last month but remained just below the statewid… Read more


Mortgages 6/13/19


Mortgage Rates 5/2/19



Doncic gets 17th triple-double, Mavs top Bucks 136-132 in OT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Luka Doncic scored 36 points in his NBA-leading 17th triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks scored the last seven … Read more


Soler's 2 homers helps to power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. Read more


DeSclafani, Suarez pace Reds past Brewers, 4-1

MILWAUKEE — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinna… Read more


Voice of the People 08/09/20

Incident a reminder of multiple tragedies Read more

The end? No way

This is not an editorial any newspaper ever wants to run. The Leader-Telegram has served the Eau Claire area as a daily paper for generatio… Read more

Our View: Businesses tomorrow depend on support today

This week’s announcement of the Women and Infants Center’s closure at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls isn’t good news for the … Read more


Gerald Jenks

Gerald R. Jenks, 76, of rural Fairchild passed away peacefully in his home, Sunday, August 2, 2020, following his battle with cancer.  A me… Read more

Patrick Loftesnes

Patrick J. Loftesnes, 54, of Menomonie passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN, where he was born Octob… Read more


Alta Bragg

The book closed on the life of Alta Emberson Bragg July 30, 2020 gently and peacefully. She was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in September 201… Read more

Arts & Entertainment


Artist Series begins on campus with "1984"

The Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire opens its 2019-20 season with George Orwell’s “1984,” presented by Aquila Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 i… Read more


ECCT's upcoming production: Fun to say, fun to stage

The New York Times review of “Dragons Love Tacos,” the children’s book written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, asserts th… Read more


History of great music

Nobuyoshi Yasuda knows Pablo Center at the Confluence has opened a proud new chapter for culture in the Chippewa Valley. But he’s also gett… Read more

Upcoming Events

Grandparents as Parents

Free childcare and free lunch provided. Park in back of building.  Read more


Weather Today

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Thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.

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