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Crossroads Community Center for teens in Menomonie shutting down

MENOMONIE - Crossroads Community Center volunteer William Kulesa is saddened the Menomonie teen center is closing its doors at the end of the month. Kulesa, 20, not only volunteered at the teen center at 710 Fourth St., but had regularly stopped by Crossroads while in high school. "I liked meeting n

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 00:00:00

Menomonie entrepreneur finds success through Amazon Marketplace

After her second child was born, Sherri Yukel wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and still make extra money to buy shoes so she decided to make a radical career shift. Big Dot of Happiness originally started as a hobby for Sherri. As her friends started having babies, she began to handcraft her gifts,

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2017-09-21 17:12:00

Burglary, stalking nets former Menomonie man prison

MENOMONIE - A former Menomonie man Tuesday was sentenced to three years in prison and four years extended supervision on charges of burglary, stalking and bail jumping. Brian E. Walker, 43, has pleaded guilty to the burglary charge from Feb. 6 and the bail jumping charge from Feb. 2. He pleaded no c

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

Visa woes cancel show in Menomonie

After learning his theater colleagues hadn't procured visas to enter the United States, "MASH" television star Jamie Farr has left the upcoming national touring production of "Tuesdays With Morrie," which was scheduled to kick off Monday at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie. The tw

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

SportScene 13 for Thursday, September 21st, 2017

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Highlights from prep boys soccer as Memorial, Chippewa Falls, North and Menomonie were all in action along with highlights from prep volleyball matchups and cross country in Durand! PREP BOYS SOCCER Eau Claire Memorial 3 Chippewa Falls 0 Menomonie 0 Eau Claire North 6 PREP

WEAU-TV 13 - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

NEW INFO.: Two men charged in string of gas station robberies, thefts

Eau Claire County (WQOW) - Two men involved in a string of gas station robberies and thefts from gas stations have been identified. Charges were filed Thursday against David Meiser, of Evergreen, and Aaron Schmidt, of Eau Claire, for a crime spree that started in early September at a Holiday gas sta

WQOW - 2017-09-22 00:59:00

From the files: Heavy rain wreaks havoc throughout Dunn County

Wednesday, March 5, 1958: Pictured above is an air view of Menomonie's new sewage disposal plant upon completion in 1958. The dam cost $240,500, in one-third to be paid by the Federal Government. The units shown above are as follows: Old digester just left of the main building; the new digester behi

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2017-09-20 15:31:00

City extends efforts to decrease deer population

Menomonie resident Helen Smalley is having problems with a herd of deer impeding on her neighborhood. She told the council Monday that she has been seeing a herd of up to nine deer roaming her property. Recently, she became aware that there are a number of deer have been spending time in the park of

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

Returning to campus: New instructor's passion for science began at STEPS for Girls

Tiffany Hoage, a new biology instructor at UW-Stout, works with students during the first day of fall semester classes, Sept. 6. She is a UW-Stout alumna and participated in the university's first STEPS for Girls program when she was in middle school in Colfax.UW-STOUT NEWS BUREAU Tiffany Hoage and

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2017-09-20 14:14:00

Dunn County Board appoints Meyer new treasurer

MENOMONIE - Doris Meyer was appointed as the Dunn County treasurer Wednesday and starts her job today. Meyer, of Colfax, replaced Megan Mittlestadt, who resigned in mid-July to take a new position. Mittlestadt started as treasurer in January 2014. She was elected in the fall to a four-year term. Mey

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

New professors at UW-EC given tour of region

DURAND - In the week leading up to the start of the fall semester at UW-Eau Claire, Paul Kaldjian, chairman of the department of geography and anthropology, had a geography assignment for the university's new professors: Get to know a bit more about the region where many of their students grew up. T

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

WATCH: Hot dam! Five decades of Dam Days

The 50th Spring Valley Dam Days was special indeed, with an appearance by the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, flyovers by a Vietnam War-era helicopter, the famous Lions Club hamburgers, of course, and capped off by the coronation of Miss Spring Valley after a one-year program hiatus. The 2017-2

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-09-20 13:50:49

Petanque courts installed at Wilson Park in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - The days of summer are coming to an end, but if you want to enjoy the warmth we still have, a game you've maybe never heard of is new to Eau Claire and calling your name. It's called, "petanque," which is similar to Bocce Ball. Anne Marie Bittner started Joel's Petanque Club in

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:55:00

Physician joins Emergency Medicine at MCHS in Eau Claire

Carl Gladitsch, M.D., recently joined the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and Menomonie. Dr. Gladitsch was raised in Bloomer. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. He received his medical degree from the University

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2017-09-20 20:20:00

Court dismisses felony 'hiding a corpse' charge

A felony charge against Michael K. Wojciechowski, of Chetek, related to the death of Mark E. Johnson, 56, of Chetek, has been dropped. At a preliminary hearing on Sept. 7, in Barron County Circuit Court, to consider the charges leveled against him, Judge James Babler ruled that there was not enough

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-09-20 14:50:00

Rep. Ron Kind tours CVTC Gateway Manufacturing Campus

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI-03) toured CVTC's manufacturing campus Thursday to speak with students and faculty about the important role manufacturing plays in Wisconsin. In particular, Rep. Kind praised the Manufacturing Outreach Center which helps local businesses, large and smal

WQOW - 2017-09-22 02:13:00

Event salutes veterans with goods, services and thanks for their efforts

More than 150 veterans who served from World War II through the Iraq and Afghanistan wars marched between a column of American flags into the Eau Claire County Exposition Center on Thursday to receive a collective thank-you - and lots of free stuff - from the community. The mission of the American L

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 23:13:47

Local utility workers aid Hurricane Irma cleanup in Fla.

After spending long, scorching days during the past week fixing downed and malfunctioning power lines in central Florida, Josh Vaningan thought he had a well-deserved day off work Thursday. But he was awakened by a 5 a.m. call alerting him to an Eau Claire Energy Cooperative grid power outage on Ea

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 22:56:35

Wisconsin lawmakers to hold hearing on riot bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are set to take public comments on three bills designed to curb rioting. The Assembly's judiciary committee was set to hold a hearing on the proposals Thursday afternoon in the state Capitol. The bills would require police to suppress unlawful assemblies tha

WQOW - 2017-09-21 22:15:00

"Dad bod" fanny packs are in the works

(CNN) - A London artist is seeking production partners on a bizarre new men's fashion accessory - the "Dadbag". The Dadbag is a fanny pack that resembles a pudgy, hairy belly. The artist said he wanted a "dad bod" but was concerned about the health issues - so he created the wonderfully weird concep

WQOW - 2017-09-21 19:12:00