Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

Nathan Hopp, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Matt Friell, photos by Matt Friell

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

Ron Davis

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Take a Peak

hiking trails that are the high points in Chippewa Valley

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Taylor Smith

As we spring into summer, slip on those hiking boots and head to the trail. Chippewa Valley is home to an abundance of meandering hiking trails that travel through the scenic beauty of northwestern Wisconsin ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

The Place to Race

Get it Dunn Run attracts visitors, record-seekers to Dunn County

Lauren Fisher

Runners come from far and wide to set records – personal and even worldwide – at the annual Get it Done Run in Menomonie. This 5k and half marathon is flat, fast, and certified for a number of purposes ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

You Scream, Ice Cream

The Danc’n Bean brings Bridgeman’s ice cream back to Eau Claire

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Things in life tend to come full circle. At least that’s what local resident Roger Wrobel said about his family’s new cafe and ice cream shop, The Danc’n Bean at 2803 E. Hamilton Ave. ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

New Faces, Old Barriers

Benjamin, Lor proud of council victories, but say they will represent city as a whole

Tom Giffey

Incoming Eau Claire City Council members John Lor and Laura Benjamin – who won at-large seats in the April 2 election – will both bring unique skills and qualifications to the 11-member governing body ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Weld at the Helm

councilman pledges middle course as he takes over presidency

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the newly elected president of the Eau Claire City Council, Terry Weld says he will plot a centrist course in the coming year and work to bring balance back to the body ...

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