Chippewa Falls

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Jake Leinenkugel Retires From Craft Brewery

Jake Leinenkugel announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of the craft brewery started by his great-great-grandfather and will be succeeded by his younger brother Dick Leinenkugel, who formerly led economic development efforts in Wisconsin.


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Snow Collapses Shed Roof In Wis., 2 Children Hurt

Authorities in Chippewa Falls say heavy snow fell onto the roof of a shed where two young children were playing, crushing them both. Ten-year-old Nelson Nolt and 7-year-old Norma Nolt were hospitalized yesterday in serious condition.



Planned Parenthood To Close 4 Wisconsin Centers

Planned Parenthood says it is closing four of its 27 locations in Wisconsin due to a lack of state funding.


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Motorist Killed After Semi Loses Oversized Load

A 61-year-old motorist was killed after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a semi truck’s oversized load in Chippewa County. The accident happened early Monday morning along Highway 59 north of Milan, Minn.


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Wisconsin Polka Song Battle Settled In Court

A Chippewa Falls polka musician has won a court battle involving his ex-wife and her new husband, who he accuses of stealing one of his most popular tunes.


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Polka Lawsuit: Wis. Man Sues Ex-Wife Over Tune

A Wisconsin polka musician is accusing his ex-wife and her new husband of stealing one of his most popular tunes.


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Convicted Murderer Found Dead In Jail Cell

A man convicted of murder less than two weeks ago has been found dead in his Chippewa County Jail cell.


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Thief Steals Thousands Of Dollars From Wis. Church

Church officials in Chippewa Falls are heartbroken after a thief made off with tens of thousands of dollars, some of it intended for an orphanage in Peru.


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Injured Wis. Hockey Player Has Number Un-Retired

When a motorcycle crash left Matt Neary paralyzed from the chest down, his former hockey coach at Chippewa Falls High School retired his No. 19.


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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Accident At Construction Site

A worker is dead and three others are in a hospital Monday after an accident at a sand plant construction site, according to Chippewa Falls officials.