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The City of Eau Claire is honoring Martin Luther King Junior.  There will be a remembrance ceremony for King at Saint Ja...
01/20/2020
KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE - 715Newsroom.com

The City of Eau Claire is honoring Martin Luther King Junior. There will be a remembrance ceremony for King at Saint James the Greater Catholic Church at six o'clock tonight and students and community members around the city are expected to participate. Students from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will also have a day of service today starting at noon. Across the nation, MKL Jr. [ 146 more words ]
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The City of Eau Claire is honoring Martin Luther King Junior. There will be a remembrance ceremony for King at Saint James the Greater Catholic Church at six o’clock tonight and students and community members around the city are expected to participate. Students from University of Wisconsin-Eau Cl...

The next head of the University of Wisconsin System may not come from another university. The school's search committee ...
01/20/2020
DEGREES OF EXPERIENCE CHANGING FOR NEXT UW HEAD - 715Newsroom.com

The next head of the University of Wisconsin System may not come from another university. The school's search committee on Friday talked about what they want to see in their next president. The committee is not requiring the next president to have a doctoral degree. That means someone from the business or political world could get the job. The university says the next president simply needs 10 years of experience in a 'significant senior executive position' and an understanding of public higher education.
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The next head of the University of Wisconsin System may not come from another university. The school’s search committee on Friday talked about what they want to see in their next president. The committee is not requiring the next president to have a doctoral degree. That means someone from the bus...

Eau Claire County leaders say the county jail is overcrowded.  Lieutenant Dave Riewestahl says the jail's been seeing a ...
01/20/2020
EC JAILS PUSHING LIMITS - 715Newsroom.com

Eau Claire County leaders say the county jail is overcrowded. Lieutenant Dave Riewestahl says the jail's been seeing a four percent increase in inmates every year and it's currently at 87 percent capacity. Riewestahl says he believes the biggest reason for overcrowding is drugs.
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Eau Claire County leaders say the county jail is overcrowded. Lieutenant Dave Riewestahl says the jail’s been seeing a four percent increase in inmates every year and it’s currently at 87 percent capacity. Riewestahl says he believes the biggest reason for overcrowding is drugs.

A hair salon in Black River Falls is helping students pay off their lunch debt.  The owner of BRF Studio 107 says they h...
01/20/2020
SALON HOPING TO SLICE LUNCH DEBT - 715Newsroom.com

A hair salon in Black River Falls is helping students pay off their lunch debt. The owner of BRF Studio 107 says they held an event Sunday where they gave discounted haircuts and sold t-shirts. The studio is trying to cut down on thousands of dollars in lunch debt.
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A hair salon in Black River Falls is helping students pay off their lunch debt. The owner of BRF Studio 107 says they held an event Sunday where they gave discounted haircuts and sold t-shirts. The studio is trying to cut down on thousands of dollars in lunch debt.

STYER We still don't have many more details or a clear motive, but the sheriff in Dunn County says last week's suspiciou...
01/20/2020
SON NAMED AS THE KILLER - 715Newsroom.com

STYER We still don't have many more details or a clear motive, but the sheriff in Dunn County says last week's suspicious death near Colfax involves a father and his adult son. Prosecutors on Friday said that 51-year-old Gary Styer beat his 78-year-old father to death last Wednesday. The D.A. says Styer stayed in the home with his father's body for most of the day, but later drove to Eau Claire and told someone what had happened. The sheriff is not saying why he thinks Styer beat his father to death. PHOTO CREDIT WEAU 13 NEWS
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We still don’t have many more details or a clear motive, but the sheriff in Dunn County says last week’s suspicious death near Colfax involves a father and his adult son. Prosecutors on Friday said that 51-year-old Gary Styer beat his 78-year-old father to death last Wednesday. The D.A. says Sty...

The Catholic Church in La Crosse is naming 25 priests who've been accused of sexual abuse. The Diocese of La Crosse rele...
01/20/2020
CATHOLIC PRIESTS NAMED IN ABUSE CASES - 715Newsroom.com

The Catholic Church in La Crosse is naming 25 priests who've been accused of sexual abuse. The Diocese of La Crosse released the list last week. Eighteen of them have died, but all were removed the priesthood. The diocese says eight of the priests worked in Eau Claire. Seven others worked in Chippewa Falls. You can find a full list of the men accused of abuse online CLICK HERE.
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The Catholic Church in La Crosse is naming 25 priests who’ve been accused of sexual abuse. The Diocese of La Crosse released the list last week. Eighteen of them have died, but all were removed the priesthood. The diocese says eight of the priests worked in Eau Claire. Seven others worked in Chipp...

The people who make cheese in Wisconsin are happy to see a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The Wisconsin Cheese M...
01/20/2020
THE CHEESE DOES NOT STAND ALONE - 715Newsroom.com

The people who make cheese in Wisconsin are happy to see a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the American Dairy Coalition, and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau said the new agreement will open-up new markets to Wisconsin cheese and milk. The U.S. Senate approved the USMCA last week. It's now waiting for President Trump to sign it into law.
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The people who make cheese in Wisconsin are happy to see a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the American Dairy Coalition, and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau said the new agreement will open-up new markets to Wisconsin cheese and milk. The U.S. Senate approve...

Wisconsin's governor is looking to get tougher on vaping, particularly teen vaping. Governor Evers on Friday unveiled a ...
01/20/2020
EVERS LOOKS TO CRACK DOWN ON VAPING - 715Newsroom.com

Wisconsin's governor is looking to get tougher on vaping, particularly teen vaping. Governor Evers on Friday unveiled a plan that he says will combat the 'serious public health epidemic' of vaping. The governor wants new taxes on vapes and e-cigarettes, he wants to ban all vaping products from public schools in the state, he wants to expand what is considered a public health emergency, and he wants public health managers in Wisconsin to launch an ad blitz to warn young people about the dangers of vaping. [ 27 more words ]
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Wisconsin’s governor is looking to get tougher on vaping, particularly teen vaping. Governor Evers on Friday unveiled a plan that he says will combat the ‘serious public health epidemic’ of vaping. The governor wants new taxes on vapes and e-cigarettes, he wants to ban all vaping products from...

Foxconn's to-be-built factory in Mount Pleasant is on track to be worth over a half-billion-dollars by the end of the ye...
01/20/2020
REPORT CHECKS IN ON FOXCONN - 715Newsroom.com

Foxconn's to-be-built factory in Mount Pleasant is on track to be worth over a half-billion-dollars by the end of the year. Planners in Racine County back in September looked at a report that says the value of the Foxconn facility should hit 522-million by December. The same report, however, questions whether Foxconn will ever hire all 13-thousand people that the company promised to hire before construction began. [ 26 more words ]
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Foxconn’s to-be-built factory in Mount Pleasant is on track to be worth over a half-billion-dollars by the end of the year. Planners in Racine County back in September looked at a report that says the value of the Foxconn facility should hit 522-million by December. The same report, however, quest...

The Green Bay Packers made a season out of doing just enough to win. That luck ran out last night against the San Franci...
01/20/2020
NO PACK NO! - 715Newsroom.com

The Green Bay Packers made a season out of doing just enough to win. That luck ran out last night against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers could not stop San Fran's running game and lost because of it. The Niners beat Green Bay 37-20. San Francisco will now face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl in two weeks. [ 89 more words ]
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The Green Bay Packers made a season out of doing just enough to win. That luck ran out last night against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers could not stop San Fran’s running game and lost because of it. The Niners beat Green Bay 37-20. San Francisco will now face the Kansas City Chiefs in the S...

It's here....the game many people thought wouldn't happen! Get the crock pots warmed up and your game day menu primed fo...
01/19/2020
GO PACK GO! - 715Newsroom.com

It's here....the game many people thought wouldn't happen! Get the crock pots warmed up and your game day menu primed for kickoff. Green Bay is primed and ready to take on San Francisco in the NFC Championship game. The Packers and 49ers go at it today in Levi's Stadium. The two teams met earlier this season in Santa Clara with San Francisco winning 37-8. [ 27 more words ]
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It’s here….the game many people thought wouldn’t happen! Get the crock pots warmed up and your game day menu primed for kickoff. Green Bay is primed and ready to take on San Francisco in the NFC Championship game. The Packers and 49ers go at it today in Levi’s Stadium. The two teams met earl...

CHEERS!....And cheese! To the surprise of nobody who knows-and loves-America's Dairyland, many turned out for a GOUDA Ol...
01/19/2020
BEER + CHEESE SETS PERFECT TRAP FOR WI CROWDS - 715Newsroom.com

CHEERS!....And cheese! To the surprise of nobody who knows-and loves-America's Dairyland, many turned out for a GOUDA Ol'fashioned Wisconsin event. CHEERS AND CHEESE! Thousands of visitors are making Madison's Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest a huge success. More than six-thousand people showed up at the Alliant Energy Center yesterday for the festival's 11th annual edition. The event featured dozens of brewers and cheesemakers offering visitors a chance to sample a myriad of products. This year, organizers included the world's largest cheese board featuring over a thousand pounds of cheese.
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CHEERS!….And cheese! To the surprise of nobody who knows-and loves-America’s Dairyland, many turned out for a GOUDA Ol’fashioned Wisconsin event. Thousands of visitors are making Madison’s Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest a huge success. More than six-thousand people showed up at the Alliant Ene...

A Minnesota man was arrested for OWI on his way through Eau Claire. 27 year old Leonardo Gonzalez Gasper, from Minneapol...
01/18/2020
ROLLOVER ON I94 LEADS TO ARREST OF MN MAN - 715Newsroom.com

A Minnesota man was arrested for OWI on his way through Eau Claire. 27 year old Leonardo Gonzalez Gasper, from Minneapolis, was traveling just after 2:30 on Saturday morning when Troopers responded to a on vehicle rollover crash on I94 near milepost 75. A strong odor of marijuana was noted when Troopers approached the vehicle and the driver, Gonzalez Gasper, displayed clues of impairment. [ 73 more words ]
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A Minnesota man was arrested for OWI on his way through Eau Claire. 27 year old Leonardo Gonzalez Gasper, from Minneapolis, was traveling just after 2:30 on Saturday morning when Troopers responded to a on vehicle rollover crash on I94 near milepost 75. A strong odor of marijuana was noted when Troo...

Mother Nature got the final word last night as Silver Mine International jumpers sat it out due to high winds. Today, it...
01/18/2020
BACK TO THE HILL FOR SILVER MINE INTERNATIONAL! - 715Newsroom.com

Mother Nature got the final word last night as Silver Mine International jumpers sat it out due to high winds. Today, it's back to the hill and into the heated tent as the fun and festivities will go on as planned and you can see the skiers fly through the air. Plan for gates to open at 3pm, and the preliminary jumps are scheduled to start at 3:30, but as we all know, winter in Wisconsin can always act as a concierge-so, we will continue to keep an eye on the weather and monitor any changes in that plan. Have a great and safe weekend!
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Mother Nature got the final word last night as Silver Mine International jumpers sat it out due to high winds. Today, it’s back to the hill and into the heated tent as the fun and festivities will go on as planned and you can see the skiers fly through the air. Plan for gates to open at 3pm, and t...

Ahead of the Packers game tomorrow, the mayors of Green Bay and San Francisco are betting on the success of their respec...
01/18/2020
MAYORS BET ON THEIR TEAMS WITH COMMUNITY IN MIND - 715Newsroom.com

Ahead of the Packers game tomorrow, the mayors of Green Bay and San Francisco are betting on the success of their respective teams. Mayor Eric Genrich and San Francisco Mayor London Breed say they are volunteering their time with youth development groups next week. They agreed to wear the winning teams colors when they're working with the kids. GO PACK GO!
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Ahead of the Packers game tomorrow, the mayors of Green Bay and San Francisco are betting on the success of their respective teams. Mayor Eric Genrich and San Francisco Mayor London Breed say they are volunteering their time with youth development groups next week. They agreed to wear the winning te...

A state representative is proposing a bill designed to fight racial profiling.  Sheila Stubbs, a Democrat from Madison s...
01/17/2020
WI STATE REP TAKES ON RACIAL PROFILING - 715Newsroom.com

A state representative is proposing a bill designed to fight racial profiling. Sheila Stubbs, a Democrat from Madison says she was racially profiled while campaigning in 2018. She says police were called to a mostly white neighborhood in Madison where Stubbs was campaigning and she was stopped and questioned extensively. She says calling the police as a way to have harassed someone or have them removed from an area they are legally occupying is a violation of constitutional rights.
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A state representative is proposing a bill designed to fight racial profiling. Sheila Stubbs, a Democrat from Madison says she was racially profiled while campaigning in 2018. She says police were called to a mostly white neighborhood in Madison where Stubbs was campaigning and she was stopped and q...

Bald eagle watching days return to Sauk Prairie.  Eagle lovers can see rehabilitated birds released into the wild and al...
01/17/2020
CALLING ALL EAGLE LOVERS! - 715Newsroom.com

Bald eagle watching days return to Sauk Prairie. Eagle lovers can see rehabilitated birds released into the wild and also view the eagles up close indoors during live raptor shows. Wisconsin's eagle watching season kicks off this weekend in Sauk Prairie. Kaukauna hosts an eagle watching event on January 25th, Prairie du Chien in late February and Ferryville in early March.
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Bald eagle watching days return to Sauk Prairie. Eagle lovers can see rehabilitated birds released into the wild and also view the eagles up close indoors during live raptor shows. Wisconsin’s eagle watching season kicks off this weekend in Sauk Prairie. Kaukauna hosts an eagle watching event on J...

The cost for regular gas in Wisconsin is down four-cents-a-gallon compare to a week ago.  Triple-A says the price statew...
01/17/2020
WI PUMP PRICES INCH DOWN - 715Newsroom.com

The cost for regular gas in Wisconsin is down four-cents-a-gallon compare to a week ago. Triple-A says the price statewide is two-dollars-and-42-cents today, while it's two-56 across the country. The highest average price in the state is the two-64 posted in Superior. Drivers in the capital are paying two-37 and in Milwaukee, two-38.
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The cost for regular gas in Wisconsin is down four-cents-a-gallon compare to a week ago. Triple-A says the price statewide is two-dollars-and-42-cents today, while it’s two-56 across the country. The highest average price in the state is the two-64 posted in Superior. Drivers in the capital are pa...

On Friday January 27th at 10:02 am, Eau Claire Post Troopers and Inspectors responded along with the St. Croix County Sh...
01/17/2020
SEMI FIRE CLOSES INTERSTATE FOR HOURS - 715Newsroom.com

On Friday January 27th at 10:02 am, Eau Claire Post Troopers and Inspectors responded along with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department to milepost 28 eastbound for a semi unit which was fully engulfed in fire. Fire departments from Baldwin, Hammond, Woodville and Spring Valley also responded. The driver of the vehicle was able to exit it and was uninjured. The semi tractor, which was owned by Contract Transport Services from Green Bay, WI, was a total loss. [ 93 more words ]
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On Friday January 27th at 10:02 am, Eau Claire Post Troopers and Inspectors responded along with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department to milepost 28 eastbound for a semi unit which was fully engulfed in fire. Fire departments from Baldwin, Hammond, Woodville and Spring Valley also responded. ...

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department would again like to remind everyone with the anticipated snow fall this weekend...
01/17/2020
FINES COULD PILE UP IF SNOW ISN'T REMOVED - 715Newsroom.com

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department would again like to remind everyone with the anticipated snow fall this weekend, that it is not only dangerous but unlawful to plow or push snow onto or across a public highway. Snow left in ridges or piles on the highway create a hazard for vehicles. Snow piled on the shoulders may also create problems for equipment during normal plowing operations and increases the possibility of snow drifting across the highway in these areas. Violations COULD pile up to $200.
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The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department would again like to remind everyone with the anticipated snow fall this weekend, that it is not only dangerous but unlawful to plow or push snow onto or across a public highway. Snow left in ridges or piles on the highway create a hazard for vehicles. Snow ...

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