Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Bloody Awesome

Elk Lake Tavern steps up Bloody Mary game

Samantha Kobbs

The competition for Best Bloody in the Chippewa Valley just got stiffer as underdog Elk Lake Tavern moved its way up the power rankings. Just a few miles straight west of Eau Claire at 10500 W. Cameron St., this ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Jobs by the Numbers 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Colab

If you’re like us, the blizzard of numbers that come in news reports about the economy can be bewildering. In particular, unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted, and constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately, these ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Hot Jobs for the Future

Looking for work? Here are the region’s high-paying, high-growth occupations.

Tom Giffey

Summer is a time for hot temperatures, hot blockbuster flicks, and hot summer jams. But what are the hot jobs you should be getting your résumé ready for? Economists from the state Department of Workforce ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Removing Work Barriers

UW-Stout Is Home to Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Pam Powers, photos by UW-Stout News

When his father lost his sight from diabetic complications and ended up using a wheelchair because he didn’t know how to use an assistive cane, Kyle Walker learned firsthand the impact a disability can ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Uber, Lyft, other apps offer workers extra cash, flexible hours

Rebecca Mennecke

Younger generations are glued to their phones – or at least that’s how the stereotype goes. But, the folks who grew up with cellphones and the Internet have upgraded more than just ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

7 Tips for Fancy Finds

area junk hunt pro shares her advice for buying vintage

Lauren Fisher

Tammy Hurt of Sweet Legacy Vintage will never pass over a new piece of old-fashioned furniture or a set of antique china. It’s against her nature to drive by a garage sale without stopping in to ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Charming Collections

Chippewa Falls antique store offers vast vintage selection

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Located in the heart of historic downtown Chippewa Falls, Collective Charm, 16 W. Columbia St., is a delightful antique store that proudly serves the creative collectors and curious shoppers of west-central Wisconsin ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

5 Great Antique Shops Hixton

tiny Wisco village is great destination for antique lovers

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Thrift a Piece of History

local labels are fun finds in thrift stores

Lauren Fisher, photos by Chippewa Falls Historical Society

The Chippewa Valley was a hub for manufacturing, farming, packaging, and many other forms of creation during the 1800s and early 1900s. That history is preserved in museums, books, and architecture, but ...

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