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Food available at discounted prices

Fare for All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. They buy fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. They select the best food from shipments, pre-packaging it to give the greatest deals. The next...
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A look at July 4th events in the Chippewa Valley

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - This holiday weekend, communities throughout the Chippewa Valley are hosting events celebrating America’s birthday. Altoona is hosting fireworks Saturday night at Cinder City Park. The show starts around 10 p.m. Before the fireworks, the city is hosting it’s annual Independence Day celebration at the park.
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Aces hitting catching up to pitching: Balanced roster adding flexibility

The Red Wing Aces begin their final month of the regular season playing collectively much improved from the first month. Since losing their first eight games, the Aces have won nine of the last 14. A dramatic turn-around that manager Justin Plein said is mostly due to the lineup becoming much more well-rounded.
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Award-winning Menomonie Salon to Close After 37 Years

After nearly 40 years of business, Leissa’s Hair Studio and Day Spa announced via social media its doors will officially close on July 31. “An era is coming to an end,” the post began. “It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we inform our friends and clients of this decision. Leissa’s has been a downtown destination for all these years with a reputation for excellence and style. Whenever a business closes, there is always much speculation. The staff and I feel it is important for all of you to understand that I choose at this time to retire.”

Tenants at Luther Lakeside Apartments have one year to move out

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - After 40 years, Mayo Clinic Health System is not renewing its contract with Luther Lakeside apartments in Eau Claire. People living in the Luther Lakeside Apartment building in Eau Claire are upset after learning from Mayo Clinic Health System they have one year to move out.

Law enforcement reminding people not to drink and drive this weekend

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Area law enforcement agencies are reminding people not to drink and drive this holiday weekend. The Eau Claire Police Department says officers see some of the highest rates of drunk driving for the year during the Fourth of July weekend. Statistics from ECPD show the amount of OWIs double from an average of three, to six on July fourth.
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Yoemans finishes in second in mixed championship

Red Wing graduate and current University of Missouri golfer Sophia Yoemans ended in a tie for second place at the MGA Mixed Amateur Team Championship. The event was held on Wednesday and Thursday at Northfield Golf Club. Yoemans, paired with Northfield's Nate Stevens - the most recent winner of the...

35 Years Later, Wisconsin’s Act 292 Law is Still on the Books

When Tammy Loertscher entered the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire in 2014, she was looking for help with a thyroid issue. She told her doctor that she had been self-medicating with marijuana and methamphetamine. While at the clinic, she took a pregnancy test and found that she was 14 weeks pregnant.

Friends of the Library hosts fun Wine Tasting fundraiser

SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Monday, June 20, 2022, Friends of Spring Valley Library hosted their first fundraiser since the torch was passed to new leadership in March. This was the first of many wine tastings and other fun activities to come. Sommelier Tristan Pitre from Santa Barbra, California presented six wines to two interactive audiences at the Spring Valley Community Center.

This Summer Marks the 100th Anniversary of Water Skiing

There are certain outdoor activities that make a lot of sense when you think about them — swimming, for example, or even climbing trees. Others might make you pause and think for a little bit. Take water skiing. What, precisely, made someone think, “If I wore skis in the water, I’ll bet a boat moving at a certain speed could pull me behind it as I stood up?”

The Man Who Invented Water Skiing

One winter, while skiing down snowy hills with fellow neighborhood kids, Ralph Samuelson had an idea. “If you could ski on snow,” he wondered, “why not on water?”. In the summer of 1922, Samuelson, then 18, began his attempts to stand up on skis on Lake Pepin, just a few blocks from his house in Lake City, Minnesota. After lots of trial and error, he eventually succeeded, and one of the world’s most beloved water sports was born.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op receives grant for new Eau Claire store

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced that they have received a $200,000 grant toward building their new expanded store in Eau Claire. The co-op was among 134 grantees to receive financial assistance awards through the 2021 round of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. The 134 projects received a total of $22.6 million in financial assistance awards. The $200,000 grant is the maximum size grant awarded under the program. Menomonie Market and Just Local Foods merged their cooperatives in 2021 and MMFC is building a new store in Eau Claire to replace the current store.

Inaugural Clear Water Classic held in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A new Chippewa Valley event was held for the first time Friday evening. The Clear Water Classic was created as a way for bikers to come together the night before the Red Flint Firecracker Race. It’s an at your own pace bike ride photo scavenger hunt of Eau Claire landmarks throughout the city.