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CVTC's State of the Art Fire Center

A new facility in Eau Claire stands out because it's built to burn. More>>

Xcel Communicates with Customers on Social Media

Xcel Energy says that social media responses are becoming the norm when bad weather hits. More>>

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child. More>>

Silver Alert Designed to Help Those with Dementia

There's an effort to help get the word out quickly if someone with dementia gets lost or wanders off.
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Car Buyers Donate to Support Charity

Car buyers leave the lot happy, and help those in need in a big way. More>>

Enrollment Multiplier Controversy

The WIAA annual meeting draws a big crowd on a hot topic.
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Update on New Transfer Center Plans

The transfer center for city buses in Eau Claire could be going through some changes. More>>

Rubber Duck Races Legalized

The governor clears the way for rubber ducks to race. More>>

Whippersnappers Closing

An Eau Claire business closes its doors after five years. More>>

New Details in Hostage Crisis Investigation

James Albrecht is charged with nine felonies. More>>

Bone Marrow Drive

UW-Eau Claire and Sacred Heart Hospital host a "Be the Match" bone marrow drive. More>>

Trout Stocking Plan

The DNR is looking to add more than 300,000 Trout to state waters. More>>

Lake Association Annual Meeting Focus

The Lake Association is holding its annual meeting tomorrow night. More>>

Gov.. Walker Launches Re-election bid

Governor Walker makes his pitch for re-election today. More>>

Investigation Update

Investigators are hoping one picture will help solve a bank robbery. More>>

Deputy Remembered

Deputy Mike Seversen died yesterday due to complications of a gunshot wound. More>>

Chippewa Body Found

A person walking in a wooded area, spotted a body. More>>

Volunteer Expo

The Chippewa Valley Volunteer Association is putting on its first Volunteer Expo today at Hobbs Ice Arena. More>>

Car Runs into Barn

Eau Claire County Sheriffs deputies responded to the crashed this morning on county highway D in the town of Clear Creek. More>>

ECASD Budget Forecast

Last night, the board was presented with different budget forecasts for the next school year. More>>

utility Moratorium Ending

Customers who have not paid their energy bill over winter will soon face disconnection of their utilities. More>>

Update on Standoff Investigation

Police have released the name of the man at the center of last night's standoff in Altoon. More>>

Antique Appraisal

Video journalist Steve Betchkal ventured to the Stanley Area Historical Society Museum where collectors could get the expert opinion of a professional antique appraiser. More>>

Lunar Eclipse

At 2:00 A.M. there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse. More>>

Ticks Return

A reminder as the weather warms you'll be spending time outdoors with ticks. More>>

Glenwood City Frac Sand Project

The city council in Glenwood City is scheduled to potentially vote on an agreement with Vista Sand. More>>

Spring Sports Delayed

Teams have been stuck indoors again because of weather like we had today. More>>

Flooding in Durand

There is a Flood Warning for the Chippewa River in Durand. More>>

Abandoned Easter Bunnies

The Eau Claire County Humane Association says every year it sees an influx of after-Easter bunnies. More>>

Preview of Volunteer Expo

The Expo is tomorrow at Hobbs ice arena in Eau Claire. More>>

CVTC Pow Wow

Veterans and American Indian dancers gathered at Chippewa Valley Technical College today for a pow wow exhibition. More>>

Winter Burn

Jesse Yang takes us to a local tree farm that is in repair after havoc reigned over its evergreens. More>>

Armed Robbery

A suspect in a bank robbery in Haugen is still on the run, 24 hours after it happened. More>>

Lafayette House Fire

A ruptured water line in your home is usually a bad thing. But yesterday, it helped crews put out a fire at a house in Lafayette. More>>

Durand Flooding

The year's first rain showers bring the possibility of flooding. For one area community, it's something they've come to expect and prepare for every year.
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Celebrity Cause

Hundreds of locals and some former NFL players gathered for a day of trap shooting to raise money for heart disease research. More>>

DNR Spring Hearing Preview

Monday is your chance to weigh in on proposed changes to many DNR rules. More>>

Geologists Tie Earthquakes to Fracking

The Ohio Oil and Gas Chief says a state investigation finds a link between fracking and earthquakes.
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Chippewa River Overlook Proposed

There's a plan in the works to give tubers another spot where they may get out of the Chippewa River.
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Chippewa River Level Update

The City of Eau Claire now expects the Chippewa River to crest overnight at 772 feet. More>>

Winter Overtime Costs in Eau Claire

Because they were so busy this winter, the Eau Claire utilities department went $157,000 over budget. More>>

History of Viennese Ball

See how Eau Claire's Viennese Ball got its start and why this year's is so special. More>>

Lunch in Eau Claire Raises $14K for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wisconsin holds a free lunch at Texas Roadhouse. More>>

Space Crunch at Veteran's Home

An area veteran's home is out of space a little more than a year after its opening.
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Preview of Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop

Western Dairyland is hosting an event to help adults identify and prevent child sexual abuse.
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New Sheet of Ice Emerging in Eau Claire

Synthetic ice appears along I-94 in Eau Claire. More>>

United Way: Community Table Impact

The United Way is taking a more preventative approach to community help.
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Jefferson Award Banquet Preview

All 12 Jefferson Award volunteers are honored with a banquet. More>>

Bat Disease Discovered in Wisconsin

A fatal bat disease is spotted in Wisconsin. More>>

Chippewa River to Crest in Eau Claire

The Chippewa River is expected to crest tomorrow. More>>

Women's Business Conference

The annual Women's Business Conference takes place in Eau Claire. More>>

Krista Holler Sentenced

There is sentencing in a hit and run case that killed an area dentist. More>>

Whitehall Fire Investigation

The cause of a major fire in Whitehall may never be known. More>>

Is Eau Claire an All-America City?

Eau Claire is a finalist to be named this year's All-America City. It's the only Wisconsin city to make the list this year. More>>

Candidate to Challenge Ron Kind

20-year Army veteran Tony Kurtz says he wants to challenge long-time incumbent Ron Kind in Wisconsin's third congressional district. More>>

Gov. Walker Wants to Finish College

Governor Walker left Marquette in 1990, 34 credit hours short of completing his course work. Today, he said he would like to finish through the University of Wisconsin's flexible option program. More>>

Eau Claire Firefighters to Run Marathon in Full Gear

Two Eau Claire firefighters have found a way to make it even more difficult to run a marathon: adding 50 pounds of equipment. More>>

Where to Dump Grass Clippings

With the snow melting, it won't be long before lawn mowers are running. Eau Claire has a new site for residents to take their grass clippings. More>>

Asbestos Testing on Barstow Street

The DNR has cleared a South Barstow Building that was inspected for cancer-causing asbestos. More>>

New Invasive Species

A popular plant you may have outside your home or office may have just landed on the DNR's invasive species list. More>>

Cold Case

A man with ties in the area is being called the prime suspect in a murder investigation. It's a cold case in eastern Wisconsin that goes back 24 years. More>>

Eau Claire Grass Fire

The warm, dry weather fueled a grass fire today on Eau Claire's north side. About two acres burned before firefighters put it out. More>>

Minimum Wage Could Climb in Minnesota

Minnesota's senators voted for a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage. It is now one step away from the governor's desk. More>>

School Stabbing

Students say an assistant principal ended a bloody rampage at a high school near Pittsburgh by tackling a 16-year-old holding a knife. More>>

UW-Eau Claire Performance in an Irish Pub

A group of UW-Eau Claire students made headlines on a singing tour of Ireland, after making an impromptu performance at an Irish pub. More>>

Elk Hunt Update

Wisconsin's first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year, after several elk were lost due to the severe winter. More>>

New Information About Menomonie Sewage Backup

Menomonie homeowners are learning the city's insurance won't cover damage caused by a recent sewage backup. More>>

Swan Lake in Fall Creek

Hundreds of swans could be seen enjoying the spring weather in a flooded field in Fall Creek today.
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Update on Future Eau Claire Athletic Complex

The Chippewa Valley Homebuilders Association has decided to make Jeffers Park one of its community projects this year. More>>

Campaign to Discourage Underage Drinking

A new campaign encourages local parents to talk to their children about underage drinking and its consequences. More>>

Spring Fire Danger

As the last piles of snow melt down, the danger of widespread wildfires is picking up across Wisconsin. More>>

Recovery of Housing Market

The Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales in Eau Claire County topped $1,300 last year.
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Windows XP Deadline

Time is running out for computer users running the Window's XP operating system. More>>

Tax Deadline Looms

We're about a week away from the deadline to file tax returns. More>>

Tax Cut Impact

You may see a slight bump in your paycheck, but that may also come with a price tag during next year's tax season. More>>

Drug Prevention Bill Signed

A host of drug prevention bills sends the Governor across the state today. More>>

Canopy Collapse

A canopy collapsed at a Duluth gas station on Sunday. More>>

Downtown Parking Ramp Plans

There are two options for a new downtown parking ramp. More>>

Unique Car Contest

A big cash or car giveaway is coming closer to the end. More>>

New Auburn Wipes Rube Goldberg Contest

New Auburn High School won the National Rube Goldberg Contest over the weekend! More>>

North High's first Musical in 19 years

Eau Claire North High School quit producing musicals back in 1995. But as Photojournalist Steve Betchkal reports, North High after 19 years, is bringing back musicals. More>>

Heating Assistance

Wisconsin utility companies can legally shut off your heat if you're behind on payments starting April 16, but options are available for customers who need assistance. More>>

Badgers Final Four Preview

Wisconsin meets Kentucky tonight in the Final Four in North Texas. Bob Bradovich is there covering the Badgers, and has our final preview before the game. More>>

Care Fair

A local hospital spent the day educating people on how to detect the symptoms and signs of cancer. They hope the proactive approach will help save lives. More>>

Around the World Run

This afternoon, about 80 people participated in the first annual "Around the World 5K" in Carson Park. The event will benefit students pursuing internships and volunteer opportunities abroad. More>>

Food for Kidz

An effort by a group of volunteers in Chippewa Falls is going a long way. Ellen Mattila takes us to the fourth annual Food for Kidz event. More>>

Power Outages and Snowy Roads

The powerful winter storm left many Xcel Energy customers without power. Snow-covered roads also presented a challenge for school buses. More>>

Water Main Break

Snowy conditions weren't the only thing Altoona's Public Works Department had to clean up today. A water main break also kept crews busy. More>>

Eau Claire Jazz Festival

The Eau Claire Jazz Festival is in full swing with its 52nd Street event. Many downtown businesses were busy preparing for the big day. More>>

Winter Wonderland

Kristen Shill gives us a look at the beauty of what may be the season's final winter storm. More>>

Bob Bradovich at the Final Four

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team is just a day away from playing a Final Four game in Texas. Bob Bradovich is there, and today he got a chance to catch up with a local player: Eau Claire North grad Evan Anderson. More>>

Spring Snowstorm

Another large winter storm caused power outages and had an impact on road conditions and local events. More>>

Wisconsin Vegetable Production Stands Out

Wisconsin remained in second place nationally for total production of major processing vegetables last year. Aarik Woods gives us a look at the menu of production. More>>

Eau Claire community leaders react to La Crosse's downtown

We asked Eau Claire community leaders to weigh in on a story we aired earlier this week about how La Crosse successfully revitalized its downtown. More>>

Menu with a Mission

A Baldwin couple opened a restaurant with the goal of helping others with the profits. More>>

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