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It has been a long wait, but Country Jam is almost here.
07/09/2021
Country Jam welcomes back live music, crowd energy

It has been a long wait, but Country Jam is almost here.

EAU CLAIRE — The assembled crowd for Country Jam USA no doubt serves as a welcome sight for organizers every single time in its 30-plus years.

07/09/2021

The youth division in the U.S. kubb championships faced off Friday. Adult tournament play begins Saturday, with the title matches Sunday.

Maintenance on a section of Putnam Drive is just a little different from what other streets in Eau Claire see.
07/09/2021
Keeping it natural: City continues upkeep of road through park

Maintenance on a section of Putnam Drive is just a little different from what other streets in Eau Claire see.

EAU CLAIRE — Potholes on nearly every Eau Claire road get patched with globs of asphalt, but pockmarks that crop up in a portion of Putnam Drive are filled in

Wisconsin's new budget includes funding for additional beds for those in the area experiencing a mental health crisis.
07/09/2021
State budget funds mental health bed expansion in Chippewa Valley

Wisconsin's new budget includes funding for additional beds for those in the area experiencing a mental health crisis.

EAU CLAIRE — Gov. Tony Evers signed a state budget Thursday that includes $15 million to add psychiatric beds in Chippewa Valley hospitals.

Ashley Furniture's new plant is up and running in Chippewa Falls. But it needs new employees to hit full capacity.
07/09/2021
Ashley Furniture holds ribbon cutting, but needs workers

Ashley Furniture's new plant is up and running in Chippewa Falls. But it needs new employees to hit full capacity.

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The first sofa constructed at the new Ashley Furniture plant in Chippewa Falls was on display Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The city is moving ahead with plans for emergency repairs to a bridge that has serious structural issues.
07/09/2021
High Bridge repairs to cost $3M

The city is moving ahead with plans for emergency repairs to a bridge that has serious structural issues.

EAU CLAIRE — Emergency repairs to piers supporting the High Bridge are anticipated to cost the city $3 million.

A late lead slipped away as the Express dropped their first game against Bismarck.
07/09/2021
Express fall in series opener against Larks

A late lead slipped away as the Express dropped their first game against Bismarck.

The Eau Claire Express couldn’t hold on to a two-run lead in the final five innings, falling 3-2 in walk-off fashion to open a two-game series with the Bismarck Larks

A state grant will help keep a downtown Eau Claire mental health center open for the next several years.
07/09/2021
EC mental health center one of 11 in Wisconsin receiving state grant

A state grant will help keep a downtown Eau Claire mental health center open for the next several years.

EAU CLAIRE — A downtown Eau Claire mental health center will receive a $30,000 state grant for the next five years. The center’s director says the state funds are crucial

Check out today's Leader-Telegram for stories on a state budget that includes $15 million to add psychiatric beds in Chi...
07/09/2021

Check out today's Leader-Telegram for stories on a state budget that includes $15 million to add psychiatric beds in Chippewa Valley hospitals; Eau Claire City Council considering nearly $3 million in emergency spending to repair the High Bridge; a local mental health center receiving a five-year state grant; and Country Jam and Rock Fest returning next week.

Check out today's Leader-Telegram for stories on a state budget that includes $15 million to add psychiatric beds in Chippewa Valley hospitals; Eau Claire City Council considering nearly $3 million in emergency spending to repair the High Bridge; a local mental health center receiving a five-year state grant; and Country Jam and Rock Fest returning next week.

A three-run error gave the Express all they would need, but they didn't stop there in a win over Duluth.
07/08/2021
Express' Spencer stifles Duluth to earn series split

A three-run error gave the Express all they would need, but they didn't stop there in a win over Duluth.

Shane Spencer pitched seven innings of one-run baseball, lifting the Eau Claire Express to an 8-1 victory over the Duluth Huskies on Wednesday in Duluth.

Eau Claire health officials have set a vaccination target for 2021, and are hoping a new drive-thru clinic will help mee...
07/08/2021
Eau Claire officials hoping for 75% vaccinated by end of 2021

Eau Claire health officials have set a vaccination target for 2021, and are hoping a new drive-thru clinic will help meet it.

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is hoping its first free drive-thru vaccine clinic, which opened Wednesday, will appeal to college students and people initially reluctant to

Charges have been filed after a hit-and-run crash left one woman injured.
07/08/2021
EC woman faces criminal charges for hit-and-run crash

Charges have been filed after a hit-and-run crash left one woman injured.

EAU CLAIRE — An Eau Claire woman faces criminal charges after police say she injured herself and another woman during a hit-and-run crash last month at North Clairemont Avenue and

A portion of a popular ATV trail in Eau Claire County is closed today for maintenance.
07/08/2021
ATV trail section closed Thursday

A portion of a popular ATV trail in Eau Claire County is closed today for maintenance.

FAIRCHILD — A 5½-mile section of ATV trail in the Eau Claire County Forest will be closed today (Thursday) for repair work.

Eau Claire lands on "most charming" list; Sports facility breaks ground in Lake Hallie; Area officials set 75% vaccinati...
07/08/2021

Eau Claire lands on "most charming" list; Sports facility breaks ground in Lake Hallie; Area officials set 75% vaccination goal; Veterans wall unveiled in Chippewa Falls; Pitcher propels Boyceville to state title; And more local news in today's Leader-Telegram.

Eau Claire lands on "most charming" list; Sports facility breaks ground in Lake Hallie; Area officials set 75% vaccination goal; Veterans wall unveiled in Chippewa Falls; Pitcher propels Boyceville to state title; And more local news in today's Leader-Telegram.

Adam Pearce, who competed on "The Voice" will play a free show Thursday evening at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls.
07/08/2021
'The Voice' alum Adam Pearce performing shows in region

Adam Pearce, who competed on "The Voice" will play a free show Thursday evening at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls.

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Adam Pearce, vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter featured on the 13th season of NBC’s "The Voice," will perform at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Leinie Lodge, 124

The Chippewa Valley has a rich history. Now Altoona is gearing up for a permanent home to teach residents about it.
07/07/2021
New Altoona historical society finds building, seeks local artifacts

The Chippewa Valley has a rich history. Now Altoona is gearing up for a permanent home to teach residents about it.

ALTOONA — Local historical organizers have leased a building in an Altoona park, are seeking local artifacts and are raising funds to develop a historical society and museum.

Uber and Lyft may be able to help you get to Country Jam, but there are a couple steps drivers need to take first.
07/07/2021
Sheriff issues passes for Country Jam taxis

Uber and Lyft may be able to help you get to Country Jam, but there are a couple steps drivers need to take first.

EAU CLAIRE — Taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers all must get special stickers from the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office to pick up or drop off concertgoers attending Country Jam

Madilyn Bailey's 8.5 million subscribers helped set her up for her America's Got Talent debut. The judges liked what the...
07/07/2021

Madilyn Bailey's 8.5 million subscribers helped set her up for her America's Got Talent debut. The judges liked what they saw. Here's the link to our interview with the emerging star. https://buff.ly/2UvSq6k

Madilyn Bailey's 8.5 million subscribers helped set her up for her America's Got Talent debut. The judges liked what they saw. Here's the link to our interview with the emerging star. https://buff.ly/2UvSq6k

An Eau Claire man's 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting a boy was far less than what prosecutors had sought.
07/07/2021
EC man gets 10 years prison for sexually assaulting boy

An Eau Claire man's 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting a boy was far less than what prosecutors had sought.

EAU CLAIRE — An Eau Claire man, who had a previous conviction for felony child sexual assault, will spend 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young boy.

From one of our sister papers: Authorities are working to figure out what caused an Ashland fire that left three people ...
07/07/2021
Authorities reconstructing fatal Ashland fire

From one of our sister papers: Authorities are working to figure out what caused an Ashland fire that left three people dead.

ASHLAND — State and city officials on Tuesday still were piecing together events that left three people dead in an Ashland house fire Monday.

Check out the following stories in today’s Leader-Telegram: Singer-songwriter Madilyn Bailey, who grew up in Boyceville,...
07/07/2021

Check out the following stories in today’s Leader-Telegram: Singer-songwriter Madilyn Bailey, who grew up in Boyceville, has advanced in the current season of “America’s Got Talent”; an effort on behalf of the Altoona Historical Society has led to the leasing of a building, fundraising and a search for local artifacts; investigation continues into an Ashland house fire that left a woman and two children dead; the trial for a Phillips man accused of fatally shooting his grandparents in June 2020 is scheduled to begin in January; and much, much more.

Check out the following stories in today’s Leader-Telegram: Singer-songwriter Madilyn Bailey, who grew up in Boyceville, has advanced in the current season of “America’s Got Talent”; an effort on behalf of the Altoona Historical Society has led to the leasing of a building, fundraising and a search for local artifacts; investigation continues into an Ashland house fire that left a woman and two children dead; the trial for a Phillips man accused of fatally shooting his grandparents in June 2020 is scheduled to begin in January; and much, much more.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Clark County until 4:15 p.m. Tuesday
07/06/2021

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Clark County until 4:15 p.m. Tuesday

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Clark County until 4:15 p.m. Tuesday

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for eastern Eau Claire county through 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
07/06/2021

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for eastern Eau Claire county through 3:30 p.m. Tuesday

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for eastern Eau Claire county through 3:30 p.m. Tuesday

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the southern part of the L-T coverage area until 10 p.m. Tuesday.Edit: E...
07/06/2021

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the southern part of the L-T coverage area until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Edit: Eau Claire and Pepin counties are also in the watch area.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the southern part of the L-T coverage area until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Edit: Eau Claire and Pepin counties are also in the watch area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Buffalo County until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
07/06/2021

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Buffalo County until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Buffalo County until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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Two questions remain after Jose Guzman attacked a police officer in a San Pedro station: 1) For whom will Guzman vote next month? 2) Will DNC focus groups urge the Harris/Biden ticket to condemn his assault?
During the VP debate last night, why wasn't this question asked: Senator Kamala Harris, as the uber-liberal great grand-daughter of a Jamaican slaveowner, why have you not yet paid reparations to Jamaican Black citizens?
Our public schools and universities have become a network of public indoctrination centers that teach our kids 'what to think' rather than 'how to think'. Consider enrolling your kids in private schools, discuss their class lessons with them daily, and never ever again vote for a school bond!
It's time for us to put our politics, religion and personal beliefs to aside and unite against the silent pandemic---child/human trafficking. Did you know 1.2 million children are trafficked each year? Did you know the average age of a victim is 12 years old? Did you know Human Trafficking has been a pandemic forever, but only in the year 2000 was it recognized as a crime by the US Government and the United Nations? If we do not stand for our children, we don't stand for much. How can they be the future, when they're being sold, tortured, and sexually abused? JOIN US to bring more awareness to this atrocity. We will be peacefully rallying at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, WI again. If you purchased a shirt, wear it! Signs, posters, and banners are -highly- encouraged. Like previously mentioned masks are NOT required to attend. However, if you feel comfortable wearing one, you're more than welcome to. Remember some medical and mental health conditions don't allow some folk to wear masks. Please be respectful of others. See you there (again)! ✊🏻 #CopyAndPasted https://fb.me/e/1FvBcnAJ6
Because presidential ‘debates’ emphasize style rather than principles, I stopped watching them in 1992. The few swatches I watched last night suggested that, when pushed and bulldozed, Biden reveals himself as yet another career glad-handing, big government globalist who promises to spend more of our tax dollars to get our votes. Although painfully inarticulate and certainly a boardroom bully, Trump delivers freedom, lower taxes, market growth, tighter borders, strong defense, and makes all boats rise. He gets my vote! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
The Constitution requires ONLY that the President nominate and the Senate vote up or down on US Supreme Court candidates. There is NO requirement that the Senate Judiciary Committee must hold hearings so allow angry, disoriented, vindictive Democrats can destroy the nominee and his family, friends, and reputation!. Do it, Donald! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Harris/Biden are deceptively using moderate language to sell 1) Sander's expensive and socialist 'universal healthcare system' and 2) a national one-size-fits-all Covid-19 plan that employs 'tracers' (snitches) to enforce it and that ignores the different situations in our 50 states. Don't be a 'useful idiot' and be fooled by his 'concern' for seniors and pre-existing conditions as his reheated progressive ideas have failed everywhere they've been tried.
What if 'Race Kard' Kamala and D***y Joey didn't make gaffs when each referred to the 'Harris-Biden Administration'? PS: Did whoever cleansed Kamala's Wikipedia page with 408 edits also erase information about her Jamaican slave owner ancestor? Oops!
Is 'race' the key factor when non-Black police officers shoot Black persons? Were the Mpls police guilty of misconduct or racism during the George Floyd incident? Is 'racism' the cover being used by radicals, Democrts, and other groups to advance their agendas? Will no one acknowldge the tremendous race relation gains made during the past few decades? Emotions aside, w'sup?
How about you make these boys famous:
Eau Claire, WI high-schooolers caught by members of AIM-American Indian Movement, looting a liquor store in the Minneapolis Seward Neighborhood. https://www.facebook.com/bobby.headbird/videos/10104359133179255/UzpfSTU4NzUyODEyNjoxMDE1Nzk0NjI2MDM3ODEyNw/
Where can I buy a copy of the Memorial Day issue? Can’t remember where the newspaper stands are-