There is a growing concern in Menomonie about homelessness among young adults.More >>
Rusk Co. (WQOW) - Hundreds of workers at a window manufacturer are wondering about their jobs.
This year Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors in Hawkins has temporarily laid off more than a third of its workforce. Thursday, 247 employees received a letter from the company.
Some of the temporary layoffs were suppose to last for six months, and the company says it "cannot say with confidence that employees currently on layoff will be returning to work anytime in the next two months." That's when the first of those temporarily laid off would lose their jobs permanently. Jeld-Wen is working with the union to extend some of those timelines, but at the end of the letter, it says, "this does not mean that your employment with Jeld-Wen is ending."
Jeld-Wen is hopeful the extension will go through and is confident that by the end of September, it will be able to return as many laid-off employees as possible back to active work.
If an agreement cannot be met and the company can't recover quickly, these workers will start permanently losing their jobs in July. Demand for windows is down because of the poor housing market.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A woman, delivering papers in Eau Claire, has been arrested for drunk driving. Susan Seeger was arrested on June 2nd for a third offense OWI. Police say someone called 911 to reportMore >>
Police found the driver and say she blew a .318, about four times the legal limit.More >>
Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - A roadside problem in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties is being addressed, after months of neglect. Two men are playing catch up to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractorMore >>
Two men are playing catchup to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractor didn't get the job done.More >>
Madison (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed the state budget on a 55-42 vote. The vote came abruptly on Wednesday after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments. Democratic MinorityMore >>
The vote came abruptly after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
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