Dungeons & Dragons in Eau Claire: How to Get Started

Thu. Aug. 15th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) which encourages its players to not only do a lot of basic math, but to really indulge in their fantasies and imagination to create a world of magic and combat all their own ...

The Great Chippewa Valley Beer Tour

one woman, two days, three cities, and eight local breweries

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  Kellie Williams, photos by Drew Williams

I can be one of those meme-worthy, wine-loving moms, but what I really enjoy after a long day is a nice cold beer. I am a Wisconsin girl, after all. It wasn’t until I met my husband that I was introduced to ...

Full Speed Ahead

UW-Stout senior balances Leinenkugel’s internship, cross country training

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  by Jerry Poling, by UW-Stout News

The summer of 2019 has been anything but a time to relax for Mike Friedman, who will be a senior this fall at UW-Stout. Quite the opposite: He’s taken things up a notch or two. On weekday afternoons ...

Follow the Cheddar Brick Road

spots to visit on the great Southwestern Wisconsin Cheese Tour

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Whether you’ve never visited a factory or your scrapbooks are weighed down with pictures of yourself in front of vats of curd, this unofficial trail of southwestern Wisconsin’s best factories and ...


cheesemaker Steve Bechel gives smart answers to our dumb questions

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Wisconsinites might be cheeseheads, but we’re not all cheesemeisters. When it comes to the real questions about our state snack, it might be best to call in an expert. Thankfully, no question was ...

The Bullet

aka the carnival ride i never rode

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

I never ever rode the thing. I was too scared, and my little paper tickets were too precious to waste on something I wasn’t sure I’d like. Far too precious to waste on something that could kill me. Discounting the Ferris wheel, it was ...

Happy Birthday, Chippewa Falls!

sesquicentennial celebrations peak Aug. 9-11

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls’ big, Birthday Bash (for their 150th anniversary!) will start on Aug. 8 at 7:30pm with performances of Today in the Valley. The Swampers and local composer Jerry Way will ...

A Second Helping of Sunyata

members of Eau Claire’s original food co-op plan reunion

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Long before Just Local Food Cooperative, 1117 S. Farwell St., came on the Eau Claire scene, there was the Sunyata Whole Food Co-op and Bakery. “I guess you could say a bunch of hippies started it back in the ’70s,” said Paul Wagner, a retired UW-Eau Claire ..."

Music Quick Hits | August 2019

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Taylor Smith

Ahead of the Aug. 23 release of their next album, titled Die Happy, Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys have released a brand new single and accompanying music video for the song “Midnight Manifestos.” The video finds the Boys on scene at Whispering Pines Campground ...

CVTC Lauches Alumni-Owned Business Directory

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

If you are one of the more than 200,000 Chippewa Valley Technical College grads out there and you want to help your fellow alumni, there’s a new website you should check out. The CVTC Alumni ...

UW-Eau Claire Hires New Dean of Students

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

After a national search, UW-Eau Claire has hired a new dean of students with nearly two decades of experience at several academic institutions. LaRue Pierce, who started the job Aug. 5, comes ...

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