Eau Claire Police are warning residents about panhandlers.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW) - Right now the fire danger is listed as high across the Chippewa Valley and much of Wisconsin.
Because of the dry conditions burning permits are required and there are restrictions on what you can and cannot burn.
But a day like Monday, was exactly what the DNR needed in order to light a controlled burn.
There are checklists, plans and procedures before the DNR can light a prescribed burn.
If all the factors don't fall into place like humidity, wind direction and speed then the team can't go ahead with the burn.
But if they do get the green light, a back fire is lit along the safety line at the end of the burn zone.
This fire burns slowly into the wind and workers can keep a close eye on the flames.
"Eventually light the south side of the unit, which would then be burning with the wind, we call that the headfire. So that burns in towards the middle and helps draw in that slow back burn fire. All the fuel, it all comes together right in the center of the unit," says DNR wildlife biologist Jess Carstens.
And what's left after that is what you see, a charred landscape, which may look dead and gone, but the fire helps bring new life to this grassland and will stir up new life this summer.
The days remaining for the DNR to light controlled burns are dwindling because a lot of these grassy areas are greening up and wildlife is starting to nest.
Whitehall (WQOW) - Messy travel conditions did not slow down interest at a job fair today. Hi-Crush, a frac sand company set up shop in Whitehall, looking to hire. During the first few hours more thanMore >>
Messy travel conditions did not slow down interest at a job fair today. Hi-Crush, a frac sand company set up shop in Whitehall, looking to hire. During the first few hours more than 400 people showed up.More >>
Chippewa County (Press Release) - On November 25th 2013 a motorist traveling on CTH N west of the City of Chippewa Falls, in the Town of Wheaton found a weapon on the roadway in the vicinity of S-HWY 53.More >>
In event this weapon belongs to you please notify the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Local scores, plus highlights from girls basketball, boys basketball, and boys hockey. More >>
Local scores, plus highlights from girls basketball (La Crosse Logan vs. Chippewa Falls, River Falls vs. Altoona, La Crosse Central vs. Menomonie), boys basketball (EC North vs. La Crosse Central, Eleva-Strum vs. Fall Creek, Independence vs. McDonell, St. Croix Central vs. Elk Mound), and boys hockey (EC North vs. Menomonie). More >>
Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - Patience runs thin as the temperature drops. That helps explain new numbers about the gun deer hunt. The DNR says hunters killed more than 226,000 deer during the nine-dayMore >>
Patience runs thin as the temperature drops. That helps explain new numbers about the gun deer hunt.More >>
Eau Claire (Press Release) - Snow started falling at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Total accumulation of up to 1½ inches is expected. This snow could be mixed with rain and freezing rain. Crews willMore >>
Crews will be patrolling and salting the 85 miles of primary arterial streets as the conditions warrant.More >>
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