Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Mystery Solved

Eau Claire author’s research may have had role in arrest of Wetterling killer

Tom Giffey

When he self-published his book about the infamous Jacob Wetterling abduction early last year, Eau Claire author Robert Dudley had no way of knowing that the next 18 months would bring resolution ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Forging Outward

Artisan Forge Studios on verge of big expansion

Tom Giffey

Barely a year after it opened, Artisan Forge Studios – a collaborative artistic and industrial facility with more than 20 tenants – is already poised for major expansion ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

15 Years, 500 Works of Art

retired UW-Stout professor fills gallery with drawings

Natalie Rosenkranz

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with over 300 paintings, prints, and drawings. Now, imagine that just one artist created all of the artwork in that room. 80-year-old Charlie Wimmer is that artist ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Artsy Address

three women collaborate on new art gallery, 200 Main

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At the corner of Graham Avenue and Main Street you will find 200 Main Gallery & Studios. It’s a seemingly nondescript building with tall, thin windows and stucco siding, but if you take a step inside ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

From Austin to Eau Claire

seeking new climate, Texan takes recording studio north

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Earlier this year in July, when the Texas summer was whipping up a full-on heat assault, audio engineer Justin Green and his family had enough. After living most of their lives in Austin, they figured it was time to head north – for good ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Nature’s Symphony

Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Barbara Arnold

Nature is taking on a new sound at Beaver Creek Reserve outside Fall Creek. In a new, on-location music video, with a sharp clap of his hands and the magic of editing, local musician Michael Rambo ...

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Next to Nothing

by Richard Terrill

it’s the thing I want second most / the house next to the empty lot / the driftwood shelter on the world’s last undeveloped beach / an efficiency apartment on the international space station ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Ducking Fame

Mike Perry

Once, for a split second in 2002, I thought I was famous. My ego first began to swell when I did a book signing in Nashville and more than thirty people showed up. Yessir, I thought to myself as I drove away from the bookstore that evening, the Mike train is rolling ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

P • PL Just Like Us

former locals’ new MPLS band spits out intricate psych-rock cassette

Hannah Mumm

Freak funk has new face, and it’s strangely familiar. Back in February, five Midwestern musicians merged to form P • PL. The band is based in the Twin Cities, but some of its roots lie in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

The Giants of Midgard let it rip on new album Beware

Laura Lash, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Giants of Midgard are about to release their new album Beware, a hyper-local telltale collection of songs with creative and comical titles. The band originated in 2013 with Jodi Hanson on vocals and ...

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Pining

Jennifer Fandel

I miss the reds, jacks, and tamaracks / hunkered on the high banks / of Superior’s shale cliffs / where winter knuckles the pines with ice / and they shadow in the late summer sun.

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