Category Archives: Inside Eau Claire

Snow didn’t keep plungers from freezin’ for a reason

By Cheyenne Wolfe and Riley Schmidt Wisconsin hosts more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes, and national events like the Polar Plunge help fund these athletes and programs. On Sunday, more than 600 plungers raised $150,000 for Special Olympics. Josh Stringer was one of only three to earn the title “super plunger” by raising $1000 and

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Bridge project stays on timeline thanks to mild winter

By Trent Tetzlaff University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior Steven Krueger said he often finds himself turning his car around and heading back to Lake Street to take a detour to upper campus after forgetting about the Water Street bridge construction. Krueger is just one of many students the Water Street bridge project has affected since

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Eau Claire county implements anonymous crime reporting

By Carlyn Johnson and Lauren French There’s hardly a crime that happens without someone knowing about it. That’s what Lieutenant David Livingston of the Altoona Police Department had to say about the motive behind Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers, an anonymous tip hotline established this month. “When [police] are at a dead-end investigation,” Livingston said,

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Ski Invitational a success despite frigid temperatures

By Riley Schmidt and Symone Foster Video shot and edited by Symone Foster Competitors and fans alike made their way to the Silvermine Ski Invitational last weekend to view Eau Claire Ski Club’s 130th annual ski jumping competition. The event started on Friday night and continued throughout the weekend despite the sub-zero temperatures.   Stella

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Eau Claire Express looks to take steps forward after changes to front office staff

By Trent Tetzlaff The dream all started for Spencer Larson at the age of 14, when he began working in baseball as a bat boy for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. After working his way up in the organization through part-time work, Larson said he received an

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Student’s experience puts a perspective on donating blood

By Cheyenne Wolfe Obtaining a driver’s license, finding a prom date and making it through high school classes are stereotypical concerns for high school aged individuals. But in the midst of these concerns, Addie Erdmann was dealing with a friend who had two weeks to live. “She had a rare disease called Wilson’s disease,” Erdmann

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UW-Eau Claire students and alumni fuse jazz and hip hop for February album release

By Zack Katz In early 2014, a group of UW-Eau Claire students set out to explore their talents in a grouping of locally less spoken for, but still formative, styles. The group took their studies from Haas Fine Arts Center back to a living room recording setup in their Hudson St. home just a few blocks away,

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