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Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

$100k Added to Business and Entrepreneur fund

Ben Rueter

It looks like businesses and eager entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley could be getting a boost soon thanks to a recent grant of $100,000 from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The money was awarded to Innovation Foundation of Western ...

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2012

Schooled on Kubb

Ben Rueter

the Kubb Capital of North America starts 'em young

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012

British adventurer to speak at The Grand Theatre

Ben Rueter

Some days I wish an old wizard would knock on my door and offer to take me on an adventure. Dave Cornthwaite did not wait for wizard tricks to spark his imagination. He stepped out his front door and starting going on adventures all on his own ...

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2012

Stout Alum Produces Woodstock Doc

Ben Rueter

What started as just another concert soon became a pop culture phenomenon. It’s probably “the” concert and if you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re talking about Woodstock 1969. A UW-Stout alum was there. “The fact that I went to Woodstock made ...

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Frogiyo Sweetens Downtown

Ben Rueter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new frozen yogurt shop opens near Phoenix Park

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Cottage Winery

Ben Rueter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Menomonie winery goes for European feel

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Glue Man

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short film by Found Footage founders winning awards

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Legit Music to Beat on Mount Simon

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Techno beats and drops will shake Mt. Simon Park and avid local technophiles with “Legit Music.” The “Legit Music” event will shuffle various techno beat masters from the Eau Claire area. Those interested in what they hear can pick up the ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2012

Like a Fox

Ben Rueter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Fanny Hill to debut new farce Fox on the Fairway

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Talkin’ Taverns

Trevor Kupfer, Lindsey Quinnies, Ben Rueter, Thom Fountain, Eric Christenson, Jodie Arnold, Pooky McPookums, Chelsey Rueth, Trevor Peterson, Leah Dunbar

assessing the socialization potential of several Valley bars

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Leppard, Maiden will Melt Your Face at Rockfest

Ben Rueter

Def Leppard and Iron Maiden are two of the top performers that will be headlining this year’s Rockfest this July in Cadott. Fans of Maiden will be able to see them perform on Saturday, and Def Leppard fans (who’ve patiently waited a year to see ...

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Exploring Snapshots of UWEC's Past

Ben Rueter

A year ago, if you wanted to get a look at the UW-Eau Claire’s past, you had to sort through a cabinet full of randomly assorted photos sitting out in the campus library’s reading room. Added to which inconvenience is that the photos were not ...

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011

The Giant Pumpkin Throwdown

Ben Rueter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local friends’ challenge to grow the biggest pumpkin

Mon. Aug. 1st, 2011

Local Company Makes Educational Video Games

Ben Rueter

Did you know Eau Claire has a game developer helping people to solve real-life problems? Timm Boettcher, president of Realityworks, describes the company as an “experiential learning company.”

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

Using Video Games To Enhance Community

Ben Rueter

There’s plenty of game companies that try and educate people through physical games. But the good people at the Knight Foundations and Area/Code are taking educational gaming to a very specific level; to see if local communities can solve local