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Foxconn buys two Eau Claire properties
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UPDATE: Woman dies after Highway 53 crash
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) --A crash on Highway 53 in Chippewa Falls last week has killed a woman.Police Chief Matt Kelm says the rollover crash happened on the bridge at the Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls, in the northbound lanes, after the car was rear-ended, it hit the bridge and flipped.The d
Traffic notice issued ahead of Country Jam in Eau Claire
Eau Claire County (WQOW) -Country Jam is right around the corner, meaning thousands of people will be making their way to the area to enjoy the performances, and with that comes heavy traffic.
Altoona partial watering ban lifted
City officials announced the partial watering ban on Monday, July 9, because of an “unplanned, but required” repair of a well. Altoona customers were limited to watering their lawns every other day while the partial ban was in effect.
Dunn Co. officials search for missing 11-year-old boy with autism
DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --Dunn County Sheriff’s deputies says they are searching for an 11-year-old boy with autism.Deputies say he was last seen Monday around 10:15 a.m. in the 9600 block of County Road N, in the Town of Colfax. He was wearing black and red checkered pajama pants, no shirt and no
51 workers to be laid off in Fall Creek
FALL CREEK, Wis. (WEAU) --A total of 51 workers are getting laid off in Fall Creek.It’s happening at the Imperia Foods' Fall Creek facility on Brickyard Street. According to a release sent out by the Department of Workforce Development, 51 employees are expected to be affected. Of the 51 positions,
Foxconn to make Eau Claire announcement
EAU CLAIRE, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) Mount Pleasant, Milwaukee and Green Bay won't be the only Wisconsin locations for Foxconn.
Foxconn plans to open west-central Wisconsin facilities
House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, Foxconn chairman and CEO Terry Gou, and Gov. Scott Walker celebrate the signing of a $2.85 billion incentives contract that brings the Foxconn Technology Group to Wisconsin. The company plans to build a massive facility in the village of Mount Pleasant.
'Airplane of the Future' makes stop in Eau Claire
The specially built Yak 110 airplane, which was built by fusing two different aircraft together with a giant jet engine in the middle is stopping in Eau Claire on its way to EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh where it will perform for the largest air show gathering in the world.“The Yak 110 sends a grea
NEW: Woman killed after being rear-ended on Hwy 53 in Chippewa Co.
Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matt Kelm told News 18, Gertrude Gifford, of Mondovi, died on July 11, two days after the crash.
Sanders, Baldwin call for action at Eau Claire rally
Despite losing a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, can draw a crowd.Sanders did just that at a Saturday rally at the Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire. Roughly 1,000 people attended the rally, where Sanders stumped for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, ahe
2018 National Kubb Championships take place in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --A unique yard game is taking Eau Claire by storm and drawing hundreds of people into town for the national championship event.For some it's just a yard game, but for others it's highly competitive, for a game known as kubb. "I thought this sounds weird enough to be cool,” s
Northern Wisconsin State Fair - Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Annual fair with food vendors, carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment. Music events are at 8pm each day and require separate admission.Frankie
One dead after high-speed chase in Sawyer County
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --One person is dead after a high-speed chase in Sawyer County early Saturday morning.According to the Hayward Police Department, around 2:20 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the City of Hayward for a traffic violation.When the vehicle refused to stop, a chase
Eau Claire businesses team up for ice cream social
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --Community members gathered in Eau Claire Sunday to enjoy a warm summer day with ice cream and beer.Lazy Monk Brewing & Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor teamed up to bring the community an ice cream social night.There were options available for all ages, including beer floats for a
Man sentenced after undercover sex sting in Eau Claire County
David Bohn, 62 will serve 18 months in state prison and seven years, six months extended supervision.
Walker to make Foxconn announcement Monday in Phoenix Park
According to a news release from Walker’s press office, he was joined by Foxconn Technology Group Director U.S. Strategic Initiatives Alan Yeung, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan and Momentum West Executive Director Steve Jahn to make the announcement.
Seeing if it’s safe to swim
“I never envisioned working in public health while pursuing my education or during my first few years as a professional,” said Steinbach, who was raised in southern Clark County; his wife hails from Eau Claire County. “However, I have definitely come to realize that there is a lot of uniformity betw
Firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders stumps with Baldwin in Eau Claire
One thousand vocal area residents “felt the Bern” Saturday morning as Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., told a crowd with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., at a campaign rally in Eau Claire that the stakes are too high for everyone to not be politically active and informed.
Prison ordered for meth addict
Anthony A. Lee, 39, 17077 57th Ave., previously pleaded no contest to felony counts of causing mental harm to a child, methamphetamine delivery and failure to protect a child.