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Convicted sex offender being released in Dunn County
Dunn County (WQOW) – A convicted sex offender will soon live in Wheeler. Jamie Stephenson, 33, was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child in Dunn County in 2009. He’s also been convicted of other sex crimes in Minnesota in 2006 and Pierce County in 2004.
UW-Stout gets in the holiday spirit
On Dec. 1, Andrea Bertram, a UW-Stout senior majoring in psychology, helped wrap presents at Shops Off Broadway Mall for Road to Freedom’s Motorcycle Rights Organization’s Christmas Miracle. The nonprofit organization helps children ages newborn to 14 years old in need during the Christmas season.
Maiden Rock man arrested for strangulation, battery
A 26-year-old Maiden Rock man was arrested for allegedly strangling and beating a woman on Nov. 28, according to a criminal complaint. Dylan M. Berner pleaded innocent to felony burglary-commit battery on a person, felony strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and property damage charges
Kids receive a Christmas miracle in Menomonie
Menomonie (WQOW) – The holidays can be tough on families when it comes to finances. That is why Road 2 Freedom MRO Inc. put on their 4th annual Christmas Miracle event in Menomonie.
Eau Claire man to serve jail time for 16th OWI
EAU CLAIRE, WI (WSAU) -- An Eau Claire man will serve jail time after he was found guilty of his 16th OWI offense. Bradley Armstrong was found guilty on Friday of the offense after a verbal argument outside a home. When police arrived they found Armstrong had parked his car on the front lawn of the
Menomonie Parks and Recreation director to retire in January
The longtime director of the city of Menomonie’s Parks and Recreation director is retiring Jan. 4, 2019. Gary Barnett, who’s spent 15 years at the department’s helm, picked that day because it will be exactly 36 years and one day after his first day of work at the city — Jan. 3, 1983.
Retired UW-Stout instructor receives honorary doctorate
MENOMONIE — UW-Stout awarded an honorary doctorate to a former instructor during commencement ceremonies Saturday, with Chancellor Bob Meyer saying that Larry Schneider was instrumental in the university becoming renowned for its engineering programs.
1 dead, 1 severely injured in head-on crash in northwestern Wisconsin
ST. CROIX TOWNSHIP, Wis. (FOX 9) - One driver is dead and another severely injured after a head-on collision in northwestern Wisconsin early Tuesday morning. At 4:34 a.m., Polk County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 35 in St. Croix Township.
Plea postponed for Boyceville man charged with 20 sexual assault-related felonies
The plea hearing for a Boyceville man charged with 20 felonies involving repeated sexual assaults of children has been postponed while the Dunn County district attorney reviews a psychosexual evaluation.
Downtown neighbors: RIZE Nutrition Menomonie's first 'shake shop'
This article has been written late due to my busy work schedule, and I had to think back to the conversation I had with Angie Niska and Kalie Victorian about their journey to opening Menomonie’s first “shake shop.”
Wis. man gets prison for 16th DWI conviction
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A Wisconsin man with 16 drunken driving convictions in three states is headed to prison. Bradley Armstrong, of Eau Claire, was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison to be followed by three years of extended supervision.
Altoona man pleads guilty in fatal hit and run case
Polk County (WQOW) — An Altoona man has pleaded guilty to hitting a woman in Polk County and leaving her for dead. The incident happened February 9, 2018 off of an intersection on HWY 46 in Amery. According to witnesses, a woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit by a car driven by Michael S. Geo
High School Basketball: Melrose-Mindoro girls top Colfax, stay unbeaten
COLFAX, Wis. — The Melrose-Mindoro High School girls basketball team stayed unbeaten on the young season with a 69-52 victory over Colfax Monday night in a sectional final rematch from a season ago.
Prep girls hoops: Colfax runs out of gas in comeback effort
COLFAX – It took eight minutes for Colfax to find itself in an early hole. Then it took three minutes to climb out of it. After a slow start put the Vikings down by 17 points in the first half, they slowly clawed their way back within striking distance of Melrose-Mindoro’s lead. After those three mi
County: Solid waste permits for 2019 on the way
Dunn County solid waste permits for 2019 are being mailed to residents of participating municipalities over the next two weeks. They should be received by Monday, Dec. 31, according to Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling.
Boyceville senior chosen as Menomonie Optimist Club Youth of the Month
Boyceville High School senior Alyx Bloom has been selected to represent her school as the Menomonie Optimist Club's Youth of the Month for November. Bloom, her parents and Boyceville High School counselor Karlene Berry attended the Awards Banquet.
Residents concerned about trailer park's future
Residents of Maples Mobile Home Park were surprised to hear loud roars and rumbles Monday morning outside their homes on Eau Claire’s north side. A glance out their windows or a short walk through the trailer park revealed demolition equipment tearing down one of the park’s 46 units, one crushing me
Wisconsin Town Gets 6 Inches Of Snow From Unique, Very Localized ‘Snow Plume’
Folks near Colfax, Wisconsin got a bunch of unexpected snow on December 4, and nobody else around the region just northwest of Eau Claire got any at all due to a bizarre weather phenomenon that the National Weather Service just recently offered an explanation for.
Holmen falls to Menomonie despite a big halftime lead
Holmen, Wisc. (WXOW) The Holmen Vikings entered Saturday’s contest with Menomonie holding a 5-5 record. The Vikings held a 12 point lead at halftime, however Meonomonie turned it on in the second half defeating Holmen 40-38.
Thousands of dollars in quarters stolen from local apartment complexes
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Chippewa Falls Police Department is investigating after thousands of dollars in quarters were stolen from local apartment complexes. Property managers at three apartment complexes reported 25 washer/dryer unites were broken into and the suspects got away with $3,00