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Wisconsin roundup: Walker says Trump could tone down the rhetoric; thousands remain without power; 10 more state news stories
A bridge coming together
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
Tuber rescued on Apple River in Somerset
Wisconsin roundup: Hudson area struck by power outages as heat turns up; church admits wrongdoing; seven more state news stories
crime and courts
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
A good time to be a monster musky
U9 soccer champs in Chaska
Bob Burrows In the Front Row: Here's to days at the ballpark with Dad
Hudson lacrosse to play for state title
VIDEO: A night at the St. Croix County Fair
VIDEO: St. Croix County Fair opens its gates
St. Croix County Fair: Extreme heat prompts animal check-in process changes
RiverFest celebrates the St. Croix in Hudson
Daybreak Rotary names two essay winners
arts and entertainment
NAME CHANGE HEARING: Case No. 16-Cv-260, Brian Eggert II
FORECLOSURE: FNC Bank v. Eric J. Frank, et al; Case No. 15-CV-530
PROBATE ORDER: Clark G. Anderson Estate; Case No. 16-PR-48
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Ethelyn Rose Callahan Estate; Case No. 16PR49
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Cary J. Halverson Estate: Case No. 16PR45
Carol Johnson, 66
Dolores Ellen Boumeester, 81
Ruby Lawson, 92
Karen L. Rada, 77
Carol Johnson, 66
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Our View: State still among worst for drunken driving
Day by Day: To everything there is a season, but this has been a touch spring
Real Estate Showcase
May 26, 2016
Freak highway incident in Eau Claire; state's corn should be mostly planted soon; wildfire risk plummets; 13 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- A freak incident caused 21 vehicles to have their tires punctured on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire. The State Patrol was told just after 5 p.m. Wednesday that numerous vehicles were getting flat tires -- and it turned out that they all hit a square metal frame made...
May 26, 2016 - 8:08am
April 15, 2016
Stillwater lift bridge reopening ahead of schedule; rural teachers OK'd for tax breaks; ID made in fatal Eau Claire boat crash; 10 more state news stories
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The historic Stillwater Lift Bridge between northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota will operate full-time starting next Wednesday. That's earlier than what the government requires. The lift schedule will run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to midnight...
April 15, 2016 - 8:43am
April 7, 2016
Adding up Wisconsin delegate math; Eau Claire schools set protections for trans students; UW chief scraps presentation on budget cuts; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Both Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their Wisconsin primaries by about 14 percent on Tuesday. However, Cruz will get all but six of the state's 42 delegates at the GOP convention this summer -- while Sanders and Hillary Clinton could each get half...
April 7, 2016 - 8:25am
April 4, 2016
Labor panel accuses Menards of mistreating employees; state homeowners cash in on unclaimed Powerball; officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire County; 10 more state news stories
EAU CLAIRE -- The National Labor Relations Board accuses the Wisconsin-based home improvement chain Menards of mistreating its employees. There are 44 Menards stores in Wisconsin. The complaint accuses Menards of withholding merit pay raises for workers engaged in protected activities...
April 4, 2016 - 9:19am
November 2, 2009
Baby boy born on sidewalk outside hospital in Eau Claire
A baby was born Sunday just before his mom could enter a hospital in Eau Claire. Kellen Kohl emerged on the sidewalk outside Sacred Heart Hospital. The baby's grandmother drove Tiffanie Kohls in from Stanley but she couldn't hold back as the car pulled up. The grandmother ran...
November 2, 2009 - 9:06am
October 9, 2009
Court rejects Nestle's claim of overpayment of property taxes in Eau Claire
A state appeals court has rejected Nestle USA's claim that it's paying too much in property taxes at its baby formula plant in Eau Claire. The state Revenue Department gave the plant an assessed value of $10.9 million in 2003 and 2004. But Nestle said it should have been one-third...
October 9, 2009 - 10:00am
October 7, 2009
Public hearing on how to clean up elections set for Oct. 15 in Eau Claire
Wisconsinites will be asked this month for ideas on how to clean up the election process. The Assembly Elections Committee is holding three public hearings to get opinions about campaign finance reform, and the public financing of campaigns. The first hearing will be held Thursday...
October 7, 2009 - 9:00am
October 6, 2009
As promised, a Favre jersey was burned for charity in Eau Claire last night
As promised, an Eau Claire restaurant burned a Brett Favre jersey last night during the Packer-Viking game. The manager of the Milwaukee Burger Co., was planning to hold a little bonfire for those who wanted to burn their Favre items. But after the fire department said it wasn't...
October 6, 2009 - 9:00am
October 2, 2009
Eau Claire consumer protection agency closes in December
Wisconsin's consumer protection agency will close three regional offices in December. Budget cuts are forcing the shutdowns in Green Bay, Eau Claire and Wauwatosa. Most of the 20 employees will move to the department's main office in Madison, but six will be laid off. Consumer...
October 2, 2009 - 9:00am
August 27, 2009
Eau Claire sophomore commits to Badger women's basketball team
A sophomore at Eau Claire Regis High School has given a verbal commitment to play for the Wisconsin women's basketball team. Six-foot forward Heather Bowe caught the scouts' eyes when she played with the Minnesota Stars' AAU team this summer. She said the Badger coaches liked...
August 27, 2009 - 9:13am
August 21, 2009
Former Eau Claire pastor resigns; admits sexual misconduct
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -- Northwest Synod of Wisconsin -- says a clergy member has resigned his post and admitted sexual misconduct while he was at an Eau Claire church. The Rev. William Roman was an associated pastor at First Lutheran Church in 1975 and '76...
August 21, 2009 - 9:00am
July 31, 2009
Eau Claire sheriff reports 50 tickets written for seat belts last week
At least one Wisconsin sheriff says his officers are ticketing a lot more motorists for not wearing their seat belts. Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer said his department issued 50 tickets last week, and that's up considerably. It's been about a month since officers were allowed...
July 31, 2009 - 8:51am
July 1, 2009
College program for poor families expands to Eau Claire campus
GREEN BAY -- A program aimed at getting kids from low income families interested in college is expanding. The program exposes kids to college life and mentors them in the hopes they'll return someday as university freshmen. The Phuture Phoenix program began at UW-Green Bay. ...
July 1, 2009 - 10:58am
June 17, 2009
Window washer falls six stories from a bank building in Eau Claire
A window-washer escaped with a broken foot and a cut leg, after he fell six stories from the U.S. Bank building in downtown Eau Claire Tuesday afternoon. Alex Clay, 21, is at Luther Hospital. He told the Associated Press he was waiting for his safety rope to catch, but it never did....
June 17, 2009 - 9:29am
May 26, 2009
Eau Claire police investigate teen drowning
Police in Eau Claire are still investigating an apparent accidental drowning that killed a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. Authorities in Eau Claire are still investigating an apparent accidental drowning over the weekend. Police said 15-year-old Divontae Swearegene, 15, Eau...
May 26, 2009 - 9:00am