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Home invasion ends in fatal shooting in Minnesota

Koochiching County Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin of Mendota Heights came to the door of a home in Ray early Saturday asking for help. The sheriff says Beaudoin had been in an altercation at another house about a mile away and was bleeding. More>>

8,000 get false notice of health care cancellation in Minnesota

A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state's new health insurance exchange by month's end. The Department of Human Services says their automated reminders drew on part of an old law that locked out subscribers whose coverage lapsed. More>>

Ebola outbreak puts Eau Claire charity's work on hold Video included

Officials in several African countries are shutting borders to try and control the spread of the Ebola virus. Liberia is one of those countries, and that has an Eau Claire woman's trip to a school she helped start, on hold for now. More>>

Amelia Rose Earhart says thanks at EAA AirVenture

OSHKOSH (WKOW) --Thousands of people from across the world are in Wisconsin this week for the annual EAA AirVenture, but for one girl with a familiar name, it's a chance to say thanks. More>>

Schools take advantage of energy law

MADISON (WKOW) -- Schools around the state are taking advantage of a changed law that allows them to borrow money for energy efficient projects. Fifty-five districts raised more than $23 million, nearly triple the amount from the previous year. The two-year-old law allows schools to borrow in a way that diffuses costs to taxpayers. More>>

Residents react to Brackett Avenue re-route Video included

With Brackett Avenue traffic being re-routed onto residential streets, safety is weighing on resident's minds. More>>

Stranded boater rescued from Chippewa River Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local boater gets a little more than he bargained for on the Chippewa River Monday morning. More>>

Health officials remind you to set up back-to-school immunizations

Eau Claire County (WQOW) - August is just days away and before the summer gets away from you, now is a good time to get your kid's back-to-school immunizations set up.  More>>

Renovations complete at Eau Claire library Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) - After months of work, Eau Claire's library has a new look. More>>

Alcohol, speed believed to be factors in crash that killed Polk Co. man

On 7/26/14 at 2:49 a.m., the Polk County Dispatch Center received a report of a one vehicle crash on 200th Street, approximately ¼ mile south of 160th Ave. in the Town of St. Croix Falls.
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EVERYBODY'S IN THE GAME: Coach helps girl with disabilities be a part of the team Video included

It's the last game of the T-ball league season, and little Caitlin Larson gets her rips in just like everybody else -- thanks to a coach who believes no one should be left out of the fun.
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Gov. Walker: Immigrant children that may be sheltered in Wisconsin could 'drain the entire system' Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says he is not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the United States on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system." More>>

LATEST: Three killed when carjacked vehicle hits Philadelphia crowd

Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. More>>

1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people. More>>

U.S. officials: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane crash

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

Three people arrested in drug bust involving bath salts and synthetic marijuana

On July 8, 2014, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the City of Hayward Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations, executed a search warrant at a residence on Kreyer Lane, Town of Hayward.
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Angie's List: Do I need a permit for that?

Do you need a permit to renovate your bathroom? What about to build a deck? It can be confusing for homeowners to figure out, but shouldn’t be ignored. In this Angie’s List report, how to determine if you project requires a permit and the pitfalls of not pulling one. More>>

City Council votes to postpone decision on Sustainable Bag Resolution

The Eau Claire City Council has decided to postpone a vote on a Sustainable Bag Resolution until early February. More>>

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