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PHOTOS: 2021 Chippewa Falls Bridge to Wonderland Parade

A collection of photos from the 2021 Bridge to Wonderland Parade in downtown Chippewa Falls on Saturday, December 4th. Read more


Saturday Prep Roundup: Cadott wrestling wins Ellsworth Invitational team championship

Brayden Sonnentag, Cole Pfeiffer and Gavin Tegels finished first in their respective weight classes to lead the Cadott wrestling team in a team championship at Ellsworth on Saturday. Read more


First case of omicron variant detected in Wisconsin, health officials say

The case was identified in a Wisconsin resident who had recently traveled to South Africa. Read more


Watch Now: Prep Girls Basketball: Eau Claire North hits 14 3-pointers to shoot past Chi-Hi

The Eau Claire North girls basketball team made 14 3-pointers in a red-hot shooting performance to best Chi-Hi 74-44 in a Bi… Read more

This week's most-read stories

Local News

'We found it sitting in a field': 1954 fire truck to make its return to the Chippewa Falls Fire Department

A 1954 fire truck that was used by the Chippewa Falls Fire Department until it was sold in 1987 is returning to the city, an… Read more


All-Chippewa County Football — First Team Offense, Special and Honorable Mentions

This year's All-Chippewa County football team first team selections on offense, as well as special and honorable mentions. Read more


Chippewa County Football Player of the Year: Stanley-Boyd's Potaczek bounces back from injury to become two-way all-state standout

Stanley-Boyd senior Brady Potaczek had influential role models growing up, people who showed him the value of hard work and what it takes to become a great football player. Potaczek did just that as an all-state player at two positions and is the 2021 Chippewa County Player of the Year. Read more


Tuesday Prep Roundup: Entire starting five fouls out but Lake Holcombe girls basketball still tops Prentice

The Lake Holcombe girls basketball team had five of its nine suited up players foul out but still prevailed over Prentice 62-57 on Tuesday evening. Read more


All-Chippewa County Football — First Team Defense, Special and Honorable Mentions

This year's All-Chippewa County football team first team selections on defense, as well as special and honorable mentions. Read more

Local News

Hayward man to serve probation for possessing a firearm as a felon and pointing it at his son

A Hayward man who reportedly pointed a gun at his adult son and himself while they were drinking alcohol in December 2019 wi… Read more

Local News

WATCH NOW: 'You don't need to suffer in silence': Local police officer launches organization to champion mental health awareness

“Some people laugh about my struggle and tell me I should just get over it, because I’m weak,” Lake Hallie police officer Ad… Read more


Prep Boys Basketball Preview: New faces all around for McDonell after Division 5 runner-up campaign

The McDonell boys basketball team will have many new faces to start the season as the Macks return one starter from last year's Division 5 state runner-up. Read more


Prep Boys Basketball Preview: Stanley-Boyd brings back four starters for Western Cloverbelt battle

The Stanley-Boyd boys basketball team brings back four senior starters and eight letterwinners total as the Orioles aim to be in the mix of the Western Cloverbelt. Read more

State & Regional

Madison police lieutenant videotaped engaging in sexual relations in his squad car resigns

Reginald Patterson resigned effective Wednesday. He's been on paid leave since mid-September. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Today in history: Dec. 5

In 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at age 95, and more events that ha… Read more

Chippewa Falls neighbors: Obituaries for December 5

Read through the obituaries published in The Chippewa Herald Read more

Recent Videos

WisEye Morning Minute: WEC on LAB 2020 Election Report

As reported by, the state Elections Commission began to work its way through the LAB's review of the 2020 election during W… Read more

WisEye Morning Minute: November 2020 Election Investigation Update

As reported by, former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman said he has taken legal action to force the mayors of Green B… Read more