Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Markt Your Calendars

Lazy Monk brings Bavarian Christmas market to town

Haley Wright

A Christkindlmarkt (that’s the southern Bavarian word for “Christmas Market”) featuring local makers selling their goods to shoppers will debut at Lazy Monk Brewing on the first three Saturdays ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Election Postscript

Trump wave touches the Chippewa Valley

Luc Anthony

In the feature story titled “Red, Blue, or Purple?” in the Nov. 2 issue of Volume One, we examined the voting tendencies and characteristics of Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. Having just gone through a general election, what new traits and trends, if any, do we now see?

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

ELECTION FEATURE: Red, Blue, or Purple?

despite shifting voting patterns, the Chippewa Valley remains a sought-after swing area on Election Day

Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wisconsin likes to vote. The Badger State’s turnout rates are regularly among the highest in the United States, particularly in presidential election years. Western Wisconsin is the same, anchored by the population center of the Eau Claire metropolitan area ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

They're Alive ... Almost

simulation lab gives UWEC students lifelike nursing practice

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tucked away on the second floor of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences building at UW-Eau Claire is the Skills and Simulation Lab, a place where dozens of UWEC nursing students get valuable hands-on training with manikin simulators that look ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Farming & Charming

locally produced WPT show returns for season four

Laura Lash, photos by Mark Aumann

Popular locally produced TV show Around the Farm Table has launched its fourth season this fall on Wisconsin Public Television. A true fan favorite – this show has excelled at providing glimpses into life at Wisconsin farms ...

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Issue #317 October 5, 2016

Seasonal Spirits

Menomonie goes all out with spooky events, films

Tom Giffey

Halloween shouldn’t be limited to one day of trick-or-treating or a couple of costume parties. At least that’s the attitude of the folks in Menomonie who have planned a month’s worth of seasonal chills. ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Feature: Wisconsin's Big Idea

More than a century ago, Wisconsin’s education leaders decided the boundaries of the university should reach the boundaries of the state – and beyond. Today, the Wisconsin Idea is still making Badger State life better.

Katie Venit

At the beginning of the last century, the Wisconsin Idea was brought up alongside its older brother, progressivism. This philosophy calls for government to exist for the benefit of its citizens. While that may seem ...

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