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Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

It Hit Her on the Head

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

a strange tale of Chinese food and minor head injury

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Feathery Fury! citywide pillow fight returns

Mike Paulus

’s dubbed a “celebration of foolishness,” but it’s no joke: A citywide pillow fight will really be held at 4pm Saturday, April 1, in the courtyard of the Oxbow Hotel, at the corner of Galloway and Barstow Streets ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Feb. 28th, 2017

City Seeking Board Members for New Public Arts Council

Mike Paulus

Check out this press release from the organizers of a new Public Arts Council in Eau Claire, working to "enrich the lives of the residents of Eau Claire through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of artworks in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by ..."

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

Puddle Jump

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

learning from unexpected winter warmth

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

WATCH: Haymarket Plaza Concept Video

Mike Paulus

A week after releasing new concept images for the forthcoming Haymarket Plaza, planners have produced a video to match. Downtown Eau Claire Inc. posted it to their Facebook page Friday, Feb. 24. Check it out ...

Kalispell - Live at Hive Studio (Eau Claire)

Fri. Feb. 24th, 2017

As locals know, Shane Leonard has been playing and touring as a percussionist and multi-instrumentalist with several bands for the past few years like Field Report, The Stray Birds, and not to mention ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 16th, 2017

NEW IMAGES: Haymarket Plaza Concept

Mike Paulus

Released Tuesday (2-14) during a work session following the Eau Claire City Council’s bi-weekly meeting, we can now check out concept renderings for the Haymarket Plaza which are far more official than anything we’ve seen before ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

The Facewash

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

walking with worry in the wintertime

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

Pushing Through

Mike Paulus

finding strength on a cold Wisconsin morning

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Black Ice & Other Problems

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

winter driving can be dangerous (because it’s dangerous)

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017

Serious Laughter

Mike Paulus

Twin Cities group to host ambitious comedy retreat in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Dec. 27th, 2016

Winter Clothes

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

you get a little more when you wear a little less

Tue. Dec. 27th, 2016

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild Offers Winter Retreat

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild is back at it, starting off 2017 with a Winter Writer’s Weekend at The Oxbow Hotel in snowy downtown Eau Claire, Feb. 4-5. Guild director/UW-Eau Claire professor BJ Hollars says it’s a two-day retreat designed to help people create ...

Wed. Dec. 14th, 2016

Wreck the Halls

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

pretty sure Father Christmas doesn’t want us to do housework

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 8th, 2016

LOOK: Chippewa Riverfront Project Takes Shape

Mike Paulus

Whoa! Take a look at the progress on the Chippewa Riverfront project in Chippewa Falls. This photo, taken December 1, provides a good look at the full scope of the project and the dramatic changes taking place ...

Thu. Dec. 1st, 2016

Like Out of Nowhere

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

remember when we forgot the feel of snow?

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Counting With Your Feet

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

losing the rhythm but staying on track

Fri. Nov. 4th, 2016

Miss Direction

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

hey, not all those who wander are lost (almost)

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

Halloween Scenes

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

stories of yore from Octobers in Eau Claire

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

Skin-Crawling Local Tales

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh

an extra-spooky take on Volume One's storytelling series

Tue. Oct. 4th, 2016

The Best of Me (2016)

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

this year’s Best of the Mike Paulus Poll was something else

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

Dixit: Have a Blast With Some Deep Thinking

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dixit is a game that gets me and my kids thinking in new ways – right there at the kitchen table, it can trick you into abstract thought through beautiful pictures and rousing, competitive play ...

Thu. Sep. 22nd, 2016


Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

still feeling the rhythm of my old band classes

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Little Bits of Grace

Mike Paulus, Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Michael Perry book compiles best Roughneck Grace columns

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Sep. 15th, 2016

Watch Bon Iver Perform New Music on The Tonight Show

Mike Paulus

Bon Iver appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night (Sept. 14) and played 8 (circle) from their new album 22, A million – set to release on Sept. 30. This was the second time the track was heard live by audiences ...

Wed. Sep. 7th, 2016

Trailing Off

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

chasing shadows along an old Wisconsin railway

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Aug. 10th, 2016

Bon Iver Mural Appears in the Heart of Eau Claire

Mike Paulus, photos by Eric Christenson

Appearing this week on the side on The State Theatre, right on S. Farwell Street – running through the heart of downtown Eau Claire – you can see a large mural in progress. Eagled-eyed Bon Iver fans will recognize the artwork and symbols – echoing images released by the band on social media over the last week (and in this teaser video).

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jul. 29th, 2016

Star Tribune Travel Section Profiles Eau Claire

Mike Paulus

This Sunday (July 31) the Star Tribune’s travel section will feature a front page spread on one of the Midwest’s day trip hotspots: Eau Claire. ‘Tis true. Hot on the heels of the city’s profile in Time Magazine ...

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

Swat in Hell

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

something really bugs me about summer in Wisconsin

Fri. Jul. 15th, 2016

Anting and Raving

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

when ants get organized, retreat is the only option

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jun. 30th, 2016

Time Magazine Features Eau Claire

Mike Paulus

In this week’s issue of Time Magazine – hitting newsstands soon but online now – you’ll find a robust story on ... Eau Claire. Yep, the iconic magazine is featuring our little chunk of Wisconsin, covering the city’s recent economic and cultural developments.

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

Strawberry Moon

Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

when rare events build common ground