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By Morgan McCarthy | May 24, 2018

A familiar name is opening doors again. Gordy’s Market is working to reopen its Eau Claire location-the one on Clairemont.  City Council approved a liquor license for the location Tuesday and store leaders say plans are in motion and we could be pushing carts in the aisles in July.

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BRIDGE CLOSURE

By Morgan McCarthy | May 23, 2018

It is closed to vehicle traffic and from the wheels to the water, the channel under Paint Creek Bridge is also closed to boat traffic after it partially collapsed. Signs went up recently noting the closing.  The Lafayette Town Board approved sharing the cost of demolishing the bridge with Chippewa County.  Officials hope the old bridge is removed by Fourth of July weekend, with the new bridge going up by next July.

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OVERPASS, UNDER DISCUSSION

By Morgan McCarthy | May 23, 2018

An overpass is UNDER discussion. Council members have been discussing the possibility of an overpass near Galloway Street, where trains crossing have been backing up traffic in downtown EC.  Right now, cost is a big factor in considering that project.

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THE SEARCH IS OVER

By Morgan McCarthy | May 23, 2018

The search for Preston Kraft.is over. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office explained in a press release that yesterday morning someone noticed Kraft walking near their home, on Imalone Road on the border of Atlanta and Murry Townships. That was called in about 8 in the morning and deputies responded on the ground as well as in the air with aircraft and drones. A team of K9 officers were also called in, and Kraft was taken into custody. Police say no

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THE POSTAL SERVICE “NOSE” H0W TO KICK OFF SUMMER!

By Morgan McCarthy | May 22, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service is introducing its first scratch & sniff stamp. The “Frozen Treats” forever stamps will go on sale on the first day of summer and will feature illustrations of a variety of icy pops on a stick. So what will these stamps smell like? So far the only leak is that they will “offer the sweet scent of summer.” We just have to wait until the stamps roll out on June 20th to get the SCOOP.

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DUMPSTER DIVING!

By Morgan McCarthy | May 22, 2018

Old blankets, broken lamps, and crusty containers? Sounds like it’s move out day! You may have seen those mountains of college memories forming around town as UW-Eau Claire students move out of residence halls, apartments, and houses. But a problem is developing with the mess left behind.  Sanitation companies say the issue comes up every year and students leave what they don’t want to take with them on the street to be picked up by workers.  Landlords get charged for

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JJ WHAAAAA?!

By Morgan McCarthy | May 21, 2018

Everything might be bigger in Texas…but that big heart was grown right here in Sconnie! JJ WATT is getting some attention…the Pewaukee native, former Wisconsin Badger and NFL star says he will pay for the funerals of the victims of Friday’s high school shooting in Texas. The Houston Texans defensive end has been involved noteworthy charitable efforts before, having raised over 37-million dollars to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. …1000 Watt heart.

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RUSK COUNTY HOMICIDE SUSPECT SIGHTINGS

By Morgan McCarthy | May 21, 2018

Possible sightings of a Rusk County homicide suspect are being reported. 31-year-old Preston Kraft is considered a suspect in the death of 53-year-old Robert Pettit. Pettit’s body was found Friday at the intersection of County Road I and Blueberry Road near Conrath. So far, The Sheriff’s Department has gotten two different reports of possible sightings of Kraft in the Blue Hills and that search continues. If you know anything or have any information you are asked to take it to

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BODY PULLED FROM WISCONSIN RIVER

By Morgan McCarthy | May 21, 2018

Authorities are investigating after a body was pulled from the Wisconsin River in Wood County. Right now, we know that it is the body of a male and was brought to shore Sunday afternoon. The man’s identity isn’t known and the cause of death is being investigated.  

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CHEERS FOR BEERS!

By Morgan McCarthy | May 17, 2018

Maybe the state has TAPPED INTO our love for beer a little too much. “USA Today” cracked open its annual drunkest cities list, and we dominate. Seven of the top ten cities on the list are in Wisconsin including the top four. The flight looks like this: Green Bay is the drunkest city in America, followed by Eau Claire, Appleton, and Madison. Other familiar faces on the stools include: Oshkosh, Wausau, and LaCrosse.

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