Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Creating the Future

initiative will set goals for growth of Valley’s creative economy

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The rise in prominence of music and other creative arts in the Chippewa Valley is yesterday’s news. So what does the future hold for the creative economy in the Eau Claire area?

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

City Council Vote Grabs National Headlines

Council rule impacting nursing moms, kids stirs controversy

by Lauren Fisher

After months of positive press coverage concerning Eau Claire’s economic and cultural growth, we find ourselves in the beam of national attention once again – but for something far more divisive. Through The Associated Press, hundreds of outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Meet Dunn County’s Restless Spirits

Minnesota paranormal group to present findings from Menomonie ghost hunt

Emily Kinzel

‘Tis the season for fun – and a little fright. You’ll get both – as well as a healthy dose of history – during the Halloween-themed Ghosts of Dunn County event Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie.

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

The Making of a Maze

Chippewa Valley farmers invite locals to lose themselves

by Lauren Fisher

You are winding your way through the maze, considering your options, bracing yourself for what’s around the bend. Your world has become very small and uncertain. Its contents are the mottled brown ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Hope Fades for Pagoda

fundraising plans to restore landmark end, museum intends to salvage only top of structure

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A fundraising effort to restore the architectural icon that once topped Woo’s Pagoda restaurant in Eau Claire has fallen short, likely signaling the end of ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

New Name, Same Games

Eau Claire Games and Arcade rebrands itself because of similarly named restaurant

Samantha Kobs, photos by Lauren Fisher

What happens when two local businesses within two blocks of each other have essentially the same name? Well, definitely confusion … but eventually, a positive solution. ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Back to the Future

The Metro could be a new hope for concert-goers and the local music scene

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Before it was The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the building at 210 E. Lake St. was well known for bringing in a variety of talented musicians. Benny Haas, the new owner of this spot ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Picking Your New Pet

dog trainer offers advice on selecting pet, breeder

Karen Rude

Selecting a pet for your family is a major life decision. And as with any major life decision, it warrants some planning, family discussion, and thoughtfulness. Here’s a quick guide to get you on your way ...

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