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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came... More>>

New law giving schools flexibility already having an impact

The calendar for a local school district is changing again because of a new law. More>>

Mock tornado watch and warning takes place on Thursday Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) - The cost of winter could pale in comparison to spring and summer if severe weather packs a punch. Today's warm, windy weather is a good reminder of how quickly things can change in Wisconsin. Nick Grunseth, WQOW’s meteorologist, said to prepare for the worst. "It can happen anywhere, any place, as long as the conditions are right." The calm before the storm can take its course without warning. Grunseth said, "Knowing what to do in the event of severe weather will make it... More>>

Home for a Hen rents chickens to fair-weather farmers Video included

Owners say renting the hens offers many benefits, like free fertilizer but the main one is a dozen or so eggs per week.  More>>

Chippewa Falls to host meeting on keeping up with DNR regulation on cross connection

Chippewa Falls to host meeting on keeping up with DNR regulation on cross connection Video included

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Property owners in Chippewa Falls will likely find themselves adding fixtures to their faucets in order to keep up with DNR regulations. The new installations will help avoid a threat that many people may not be aware exists. And that is water heading backwards into the water supply. The DNR says it’s a situation that rarely happens on purpose. But if there is a drop in water pressure from something like a water main break, faucets and other water supply sources can ... More>>

Wendy's on Clairemont Avenue celebrates grand opening Video included

Previously, Eau Claire had two Wendy's locations, which both closed in November of 2012.  More>>

Hulsey announces run for governor Video included

Hulsey has been in the state Assembly for four years More>>

Motorcycle hit-and-run leaves one injured

Motorcycle hit-and-run leaves one injured

Pierce Co. Sheriff (Press Release) - On Saturday, April 19, the Pierce County Sheriff's office was notified of a motorcycle crash involving two motorcycles in the township of Trenton. The location was County Road VV, half a mile south of Hwy. 35 in Hager City. A motorcycle driven by Benjamin Bremer, 26, of Red Wing, was attempting to enter County Road VV from the Border Lounge parking lot. A second motorcycle described as a maroon in color hit Benjamin's motorcycle and fled the scene. Benjami... More>>

Local business turns up the heat on the popularity of glass blowing Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) -A new business opened up this weekend and brought some heat to the south side of Eau Claire. The beauty behind glass blowing builds on a breathtaking shape where fire meets the glass to transform it into fine art. Michael Roe, the owner of Black Thumb Glass, said, "We can spin it out, we can wig-wag it back and forth." Ryan Smith, an employee at Black Thumb Glass, said, "Oh it's amazing, but it's so hard to explain. I just loved the fire just melting the glass and watchin... More>>

Hundreds of kids scramble at Action City's annual Easter egg hunt Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local business welcomed kids indoors today for a twist on the traditionalEasteregg hunt. More than 200 kids showed up for the 2nd annualEasterEgg Hunt at Action City. Nestled inside some of the eggs were goodies that ranged from arcade tokens to all day unlimited play passes. One egg hunter went home with 60,000 tickets. Alison Nutt, from Woodville, Wis., said, "I kind of feel lucky I got the big numbers. And I just feel happy that I can get some big things that I wan... More>>

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. More>>

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