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Family and friends will gather to commemorate the year anniversary of the explosion in Sun Prairie.  The explosion kille...
07/10/2019
CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE SUN PRAIRIE EXPLOSION - 715Newsroom.com

Family and friends will gather to commemorate the year anniversary of the explosion in Sun Prairie. The explosion killed fire Captain Cory Barr. The event will be held at 6:45 this evening at Fire Station 1 on North Bristol Street. There will be remarks by the mayor and the fire chief and an honor guard will lead a walk to the site of the Barr house.
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Family and friends will gather to commemorate the year anniversary of the explosion in Sun Prairie. The explosion killed fire Captain Cory Barr. The event will be held at 6:45 this evening at Fire Station 1 on North Bristol Street. There will be remarks by the mayor and the fire chief and an honor g...

Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged Terence D. Blackmon of ...
07/10/2019
NEW TESTING LEADS TO CHARGES IN OLD CASE - 715Newsroom.com

Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged Terence D. Blackmon of Plover, Wis. with Second Degree Sexual Assault for an incident that occurred in May 2012 in Stevens Point, Wis. Blackmon, age 45, was charged with one count of Second Degree Sexual Assault and was arrested by the DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on July 9, 2019. [ 124 more words ]
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Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged Terence D. Blackmon of Plover, Wis. with Second Degree Sexual Assault for an incident that occurred in May 2012 in Stevens Point, Wis. Blackmon, age 45, was charged with one count of Second Degree Sexual...

The City of Clearwater is also known as the Kubb Capital of North America. This weekend we live up to that moniker. It's...
07/10/2019
GET READY FOR SOME (VIKING) CHESS-BUMPING! - 715Newsroom.com

The City of Clearwater is also known as the Kubb Capital of North America. This weekend we live up to that moniker. It's time for Kubb! the 13th annual U.S. National Kubb Championship is July 12th. You can plan on seeing 128 teams, with more than 450 players hailing from 18 states, Washington D.C., and Sweden. They will be vying for honors in the game described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes and chess, with the term “Viking chess” often applied to it. [ 49 more words ]
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The City of Clearwater is also known as the Kubb Capital of North America. This weekend we live up to that moniker. It’s time for Kubb! the 13th annual U.S. National Kubb Championship is July 12th. You can plan on seeing 128 teams, with more than 450 players hailing from 18 states, Washington D.C....

The Menomonie Police Department will be participating in the Annual National Night Out campaign on Tuesday, August 6, 20...
07/10/2019
MENOMONIE GEARS UP FOR NIGHT OUT - 715Newsroom.com

The Menomonie Police Department will be participating in the Annual National Night Out campaign on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Cedar Corporation parking lot, located at 604 Wilson Ave.The event will feature vehicle displays from area law enforcement and public safety agencies including the Menomonie Police Department, Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, UW-Stout Police Department, Menomonie… [ 77 more words ]
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/10/menomonie-gears-up-for-night-out/

The Menomonie Police Department will be participating in the Annual National Night Out campaign on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Cedar Corporation parking lot, located at 604 Wilson Ave.The event will feature vehicle displays from area law enforcement....

A man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a crash in Saint Croix County is now charged with homicide.  The sheriff'...
07/10/2019
MAN CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH - 715Newsroom.com

A man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a crash in Saint Croix County is now charged with homicide. The sheriff's office says Brandon Lieffring was running from deputies in a stolen Jeep last weekend when he hit a motorcycle driven by Dustin Kalland near New Richmond, killing him. Yesterday Lieffring was charged with ten counts in the crash and chase including first-degree reckless homicide. He's being held on 100-thousand-dollars bond.
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/10/man-charged-with-homicide-in-motorcycle-crash/

A man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a crash in Saint Croix County is now charged with homicide. The sheriff’s office says Brandon Lieffring was running from deputies in a stolen Jeep last weekend when he hit a motorcycle driven by Dustin Kalland near New Richmond, killing him. Yesterday...

An Eau Claire man already in jail for armed robbery is getting more years tacked onto his sentence.  Yesterday, Davy Col...
07/10/2019
MORE TIME INSIDE FOR EC MAN - 715Newsroom.com

An Eau Claire man already in jail for armed robbery is getting more years tacked onto his sentence. Yesterday, Davy Cole pleaded no contest to one count of burglary in connection to a recent cell phone store break-in in Lake Hallie. Cole was sentenced to two more years in jail on top of his current four-year sentence for other cell phone store burglaries in Eau Claire County. He's also facing another 50 years after pleading no contest to two counts of possessing child porn back in April.
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An Eau Claire man already in jail for armed robbery is getting more years tacked onto his sentence. Yesterday, Davy Cole pleaded no contest to one count of burglary in connection to a recent cell phone store break-in in Lake Hallie. Cole was sentenced to two more years in jail on top of his current....

A plan is set for the construction project at Roosevelt Avenue and State Street in Eau Claire.  City council passed two ...
07/10/2019
REMODEL AT ROOSEVELT - 715Newsroom.com

A plan is set for the construction project at Roosevelt Avenue and State Street in Eau Claire. City council passed two amendments that would increase signage for when bike lanes begin and end and add pedestrian safety islands at the crosswalk. City officials say construction will begin as soon as possible and could be complete by the end of Fall.
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A plan is set for the construction project at Roosevelt Avenue and State Street in Eau Claire. City council passed two amendments that would increase signage for when bike lanes begin and end and add pedestrian safety islands at the crosswalk. City officials say construction will begin as soon as po...

A local business will soon move into the old Gordy's Market on Hamilton Avenue in Eau Claire.  Furnish 1-2-3 will move a...
07/10/2019
FURNITURE STORE REARRANGING ADDRESSES - 715Newsroom.com

A local business will soon move into the old Gordy's Market on Hamilton Avenue in Eau Claire. Furnish 1-2-3 will move across the street and into the building sometime in November. The store's owner says moving into a bigger building is the right move because they're consolidating their Menomonie and Eau Claire stores.
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A local business will soon move into the old Gordy’s Market on Hamilton Avenue in Eau Claire. Furnish 1-2-3 will move across the street and into the building sometime in November. The store’s owner says moving into a bigger building is the right move because they’re consolidating their Menomon...

The Eau Claire Area School District is getting money to help kids with mental health.  The district was recently awarded...
07/10/2019
SCHOOLS GET BOOST FOR MENTAL HEALTH - 715Newsroom.com

The Eau Claire Area School District is getting money to help kids with mental health. The district was recently awarded with 150-thousand-dollars for the next two year from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction to improve mental health resources. Reports say the district plans to use the money to hire a mental health coordinator and expand mental health programs and services to students and families.
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The Eau Claire Area School District is getting money to help kids with mental health. The district was recently awarded with 150-thousand-dollars for the next two year from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction to improve mental health resources. Reports say the district plans to use the money to....

Governor Tony Evers' office says Republican lawmakers are just mad they didn't get everything they wanted from the new s...
07/10/2019
WI BUDGET BATTLES CONTINUE - 715Newsroom.com

Governor Tony Evers' office says Republican lawmakers are just mad they didn't get everything they wanted from the new state budget. A spokeswoman for the governor yesterday called the plan from Republicans in Madison to limit the governor's veto powers a 'temper tantrum.' Wisconsin governors have one of the most powerful veto pens in the country. Evers made almost 80 vetoes to the latest state budget. Republican state Senator Dave Craig says that is an abuse of power and steps on the toes of the legislative branch.
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Governor Tony Evers’ office says Republican lawmakers are just mad they didn’t get everything they wanted from the new state budget. A spokeswoman for the governor yesterday called the plan from Republicans in Madison to limit the governor’s veto powers a ‘temper tantrum.’ Wisconsin govern...

It was about 7 on Tuesday evening when an Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling North Buena Vista Road/101...
07/10/2019
CHASE LEADS TO HOSPITAL - 715Newsroom.com

It was about 7 on Tuesday evening when an Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling North Buena Vista Road/1010th Street on the Eau Claire/Dunn County line. The Deputy observed a car speeding and when at attempt was made to stop the car, the car accelerated and sped away. The Deputy pursued the vehicle for a short distance, then reported that the vehicle had gone into the ditch and overturned several times before coming to rest on its roof. The driver, 35-year old Daniel J. Helgeson, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and transported to be evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries. Further charges are pending.
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It was about 7 on Tuesday evening when an Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling North Buena Vista Road/1010th Street on the Eau Claire/Dunn County line. The Deputy observed a car speeding and when at attempt was made to stop the car, the car accelerated and sped away. The Deputy pursue...

There's still no new name for the park along Forest Street in Eau Claire, and there may not be for a little while.  Eau ...
07/10/2019
NAME: ______________________ - 715Newsroom.com

There's still no new name for the park along Forest Street in Eau Claire, and there may not be for a little while. Eau Claire's city council last night delayed any decision about the name for another two weeks. The planners of the nearby Veterans Tribute Trail and some neighbors have been arguing for weeks over what to call the park. The vets say they're going to take the two weeks and decide what they want to do.
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There’s still no new name for the park along Forest Street in Eau Claire, and there may not be for a little while. Eau Claire’s city council last night delayed any decision about the name for another two weeks. The planners of the nearby Veterans Tribute Trail and some neighbors have been arguin...

There will be a few extra bucks in the money clip for some residents in Chippewa. County leaders this week said they do ...
07/10/2019
WHEEL TAX GOES FLAT IN CHIPPEWA CO. - 715Newsroom.com

There will be a few extra bucks in the money clip for some residents in Chippewa. County leaders this week said they do not plan to renew the county's wheel tax. Drivers started paying the 10 dollar-a-year tax back in 2015 to give the county more money for county highways. The tax expires at the end of this year, and the county board says they will not renew it.
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/10/wheel-tax-goes-flat-in-chippewa-co/

There will be a few extra bucks in the money clip for some residents in Chippewa. County leaders this week said they do not plan to renew the county’s wheel tax. Drivers started paying the 10 dollar-a-year tax back in 2015 to give the county more money for county highways. The tax expires at the e...

The sheriff in La Crosse County says two people are fighting for their lives after they hit a deer with their motorcycle...
07/10/2019
DEER CAUSE OF SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE CRASH - 715Newsroom.com

The sheriff in La Crosse County says two people are fighting for their lives after they hit a deer with their motorcycle. It happened about 9 p.m. last night on Highway 33 in the Town of Greenfield. Deputies say the man and the woman on the bike were rushed to the hospital with 'substantial' injuries.
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The sheriff in La Crosse County says two people are fighting for their lives after they hit a deer with their motorcycle. It happened about 9 p.m. last night on Highway 33 in the Town of Greenfield. Deputies say the man and the woman on the bike were rushed to the hospital with ‘substantial’ inj...

Hunters in the state are asking for mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing across Wisconsin this fall.  A task force ...
07/10/2019
HUNTERS URGE FOR CWD TESTING - 715Newsroom.com

Hunters in the state are asking for mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing across Wisconsin this fall. A task force of hunters yesterday asked the state's Department of Natural Resources to require testing on all deer shot this fall. Wisconsin is trying to get a handle on CWD, which is deadly to the state's deer population.
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Hunters in the state are asking for mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing across Wisconsin this fall. A task force of hunters yesterday asked the state’s Department of Natural Resources to require testing on all deer shot this fall. Wisconsin is trying to get a handle on CWD, which is deadly t...

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin and across the country are losing patience with Congress.  The American Dairy Coalition yeste...
07/10/2019
FARMERS URGE POLITICIANS TO GET "MOOOO"VING ON VOTE - 715Newsroom.com

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin and across the country are losing patience with Congress. The American Dairy Coalition yesterday sent an open letter to members of the U.S. House urging them to vote on the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement. Coalition President Walt Moore says the lack of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is hurting dairy farmers. He says without the deal the recession in the dairy industry will only get worse. President Trump signed the agreement last fall, but Congress has yet to approve it.
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/10/farmers-urge-politicians-to-get-mooooving-on-vote/

Dairy farmers in Wisconsin and across the country are losing patience with Congress. The American Dairy Coalition yesterday sent an open letter to members of the U.S. House urging them to vote on the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement. Coalition President Walt Moore says the lack of a trade agreement with...

Former Fox Crossing judge Len Kachinsky is being hit with a three-year suspension.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court today or...
07/09/2019
FORMER JUDGE HIT WITH SUSPENSION - 715Newsroom.com

Former Fox Crossing judge Len Kachinsky is being hit with a three-year suspension. The Wisconsin Supreme Court today ordered Kachinsky suspended from eligibility for judicial appointment for three years. Kachinsky has been embroiled in legal issues in the last year, including being accused of stalking and violating a restraining order.
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Former Fox Crossing judge Len Kachinsky is being hit with a three-year suspension. The Wisconsin Supreme Court today ordered Kachinsky suspended from eligibility for judicial appointment for three years. Kachinsky has been embroiled in legal issues in the last year, including being accused of stalki...

A Chippewa Falls man is accused of his eighth operating with restricted controlled substance charge in Eau Claire.  A cr...
07/09/2019
CHIPPEWA FALLS MAN ACCUSED OF 8TH OWI OFFENSE - 715Newsroom.com

A Chippewa Falls man is accused of his eighth operating with restricted controlled substance charge in Eau Claire. A criminal complaint claims Timothy Gould recently ran into another car and was taken to the hospital. Gould was then charged with the controlled substance charge, bail jumping, and possession of THC. He's currently out on five-thousand-dollars bond.
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/09/chippewa-falls-man-accused-of-8th-owi-offense/

A Chippewa Falls man is accused of his eighth operating with restricted controlled substance charge in Eau Claire. A criminal complaint claims Timothy Gould recently ran into another car and was taken to the hospital. Gould was then charged with the controlled substance charge, bail jumping, and pos...

The Eau Claire city council will make its decision on what to do with the Roosevelt-State Street intersection tonight.  ...
07/09/2019
ROOSEVELT INTERSECTION AT CROSSROADS - 715Newsroom.com

The Eau Claire city council will make its decision on what to do with the Roosevelt-State Street intersection tonight. The council met last night where it heard public testimony on future construction for the area. A roundabout was originally planned, but the council reversed that decision last month. It will vote on a new plan tonight.
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The Eau Claire city council will make its decision on what to do with the Roosevelt-State Street intersection tonight. The council met last night where it heard public testimony on future construction for the area. A roundabout was originally planned, but the council reversed that decision last mont...

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair kicks off in Chippewa Falls this week.  The executive director of the fair says there ...
07/09/2019
FUN ON A STICK JUST AROUND THE MIDWAY CORNER! - 715Newsroom.com

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair kicks off in Chippewa Falls this week. The executive director of the fair says there will be multiple new exhibits this year including a kids Lego building contest, more animal exhibits, and exhibits honoring past fairs. The fair starts tomorrow morning.
https://715newsroom.com/2019/07/09/fun-on-a-stick-just-around-the-midway-corner/

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair kicks off in Chippewa Falls this week. The executive director of the fair says there will be multiple new exhibits this year including a kids Lego building contest, more animal exhibits, and exhibits honoring past fairs. The fair starts tomorrow morning. Related

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