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4 churches vandalized in Chippewa County

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -The Chippewa Falls Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism at multiple Catholic churches in the city of Chippewa Falls. Sergeant Drew Zehm with the Chippewa Falls Police Department says Holy Ghost, Notre Dame and St. Charles churches were vandalized. He says the incidents are believed to be related and happened within the last couple of days.
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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.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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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.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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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.”
MENOMONIE, WI
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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.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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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.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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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.
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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.
SPRING VALLEY, WI
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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.
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Northern Wisconsin State Fair preview

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - The Northern Wisconsin State Fair runs July 12-17 at the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Executive Director Rusty Volk says an extra day has been added to the fair this year due to the carnival being available. Headliners at the main stage this year include Rick...
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Protecting yourself from ticks this summer

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -With summer in full swing, it’s always smart to be on the lookout for ticks. Health experts say ticks are most active from May to Nov. According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the most common disease in the country and insects like ticks can transmit it. If you do have a tick on you, it’s best to use a fine tipped tweezers to remove it.
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SportScene 13 for Friday, July 1st 2022

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - With the Fourth of July around the corner, baseball action is in full swing in all types of organizations. At Carson Park, the Chippewa River Baseball League hosts its All-Star game. With their home park occupied, the Express travel to St. Cloud to battle the...
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Suspect on the loose after attempted burglary in Menomonie

MENOMONIE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Menomonie Police Department is looking for your help in finding a suspect in an attempted car dealership break in. Officers responded to a door alarm at a dealership on June 15th. Security footage shows a car backing into the dealership’s door, attempting to break...
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Chippewa Falls School Board Votes to Remove Book From District Curriculum

(Bob Hague, WRN) The Chippewa Falls School Board has voted to remove a book from the district’s curriculum. The board voted 5-2 this week to require that the book, Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe, not be part of the curriculum in any classes as optional reading for students without parental consent. A parent appealed the decision after a panel had initially recommended keeping the book.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
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HERE COME THE WATERWORKS: Rainworks Bingo is Back

Summer is a great time to get outdoors as a family, but sometimes the rain hinders that fun – or does it? The Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club is sponsoring the Rainworks Bingo from now until Oct. 15. What is Rainworks Bingo? It’s a way to go around town...
EAU CLAIRE, WI

Amazon sets up in Prime spot in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE — The “last mile” for Eau Claire customers who use Amazon’s premium service is closer than it used to be. On June 9 the e-commerce giant opened one of its new delivery facilities at 1945 Prairie Lane in Eau Claire’s Gateway Northwest Business Park.
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Police seeking information on attempted break-in at Menomonie dealership

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Menomonie Police Department is asking the public for help in finding more information about an attempted break-in at a car dealership in Menomonie. In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Menomonie Police Department said that officers arrived to a car dealership on June 15 after receiving...
MENOMONIE, WI
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Bob Johnson retires as North High School baseball coach

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - North High School baseball coach Bob Johnson is retiring, according to a release from the Eau Claire Area School District. Johnson, who has a career coaching record of 307-79, including WIAA state championships in 2011 and 2019, was the head coach of the Huskies for 17 years.
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