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The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Oct. 3rd, 2016

7 Inventions for Which You Can Thank Wisconsinites

Ty Randerson

Wisconsinites can make some pretty crazy innovations when we put our cheesey minds to it, just look around during a Packers tailgate at Lambeau. What we sometimes forget is that we also make a lot of really amazing things of which the whole world is pretty fond. Here're four more things you can thank a Wisconsinite for.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Feb. 3rd, 2016

TEDxUW-Stout 2015: Watch the Videos

Ty Randerson

As you may remember, back in October UW-Stout hosted a TEDx event featuring seven speakers. You may also remember that tickets weren't easy to get because there were only so many seats available. If you missed ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jan. 5th, 2016

Wisconsin's Must-Visit Winter Locations

Ty Randerson

The folks over at Only In Your State have made a special Wisconsin version of 12 places to visit this winter. The list includes winter-only adventures like Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing which is a business that lets you experience dog sledding firsthand ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 30th, 2015

Wisconsin's Oldest Breweries

Ty Randerson

The beer lovers over at Thrillist have done some research and put together a list of the 11 oldest still operating breweries in the U.S. And yee-haw, we've made the list. Being Wisconsin, though, we didn't have just one or two breweries ...

Wed. Dec. 23rd, 2015

Beaton Announces City Council Candidacy

Ty Randerson

Kate Beaton, a recent UW-Eau Claire graduate, is running for city council. Beaton is a UW-Extension social worker and UW-Eau Claire alumna who served on a citizen’s advisory committee that helped develop Eau Claire’s updated comprehensive plan. Beaton made her name by establishing the Market Match ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 22nd, 2015

The Best Places for Christmas in Wisconsin

Ty Randerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Well, the snow may not be falling, but some holiday cheer has come to the Chippewa Valley. Only In Your State has come out with a list of the Top 10 Christmas Towns in Wisconsin, and you'll notice a familiar name on the list.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 17th, 2015

UW-Stout Student Film Wins Big

Ty Randerson

In the world of class projects you've got three types. The project that was just barely finished, the project good enough for a decent grade but nothing extraordinary, and the projects that deserve an award for how good they are. Four UW-Stout students made a project just that good... and they won an award for it ...

Tue. Dec. 8th, 2015

Inga's Holiday Cocktails

by Inga Witscher, photos by Ty Randerson

make merry with these custom holiday cocktails from Inga Witscher of WPT's Around The Farm Table

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 7th, 2015

Is this Wisconsin's best state park?

Ty Randerson

The good people of Thrillist.com claim to have identified the best state park in each state. And according to them, Wisconsin's best state park is ... Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo!

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 3rd, 2015

Local Food Trucks Gaining Ground?

Ty Randerson

This past summer you might have caught a glimpse of something new around certain Eau Claire parks. In August the Eau Claire City Council approved a trial run for food trucks – allowing them into the Eau Claire Soccer Park, Phoenix Park, and Owen Park ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Nov. 23rd, 2015

Wisconsin's Best Doughnut?

Ty Randerson

Thrillist.com recently put out a a sugary list of the best doughnut shops in every state (according to themselves, anyway). I'm sad to say that the best doughnuts don't come from Eau Claire, but I'm also excited to tell you they do come from my other hometown.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 18th, 2015

Cannery Development District: Points of Improvement

Ty Randerson, photos by Ty Randerson

Downtown Eau Claire has been defined (and redefined) by a plethora of development activity over the past decade. With the Confluence Project in the works, the Oxbow Hotel renovation, the Lismore renovation, and numerous projects like bridge replacements, we’re quite ...

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

Help Plan Eau Claire's New Transit Center

Ty Randerson

If you’ve ridden an Eau Claire Transit bus in the last 30 years you’re probably familiar with the transit center on Farwell Street. The original transit center that sits there now was built in 1983 as a temporary structure, and 32 years later it’s still standing, but it’s outlived its usefulness ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 13th, 2015

The "Most Beautiful" Spot in Wisconsin?

Ty Randerson

Wisconsin is a gorgeous state, I do believe we can all agree on that. But like the judges of a stately beauty contest, you may wonder exactly which part of Wisconsin is the prettiest. Well, the website Thrillist takes a stab at it with a list of the most beautiful spots in each state.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Oct. 12th, 2015

One Man Is Biking the Entire Chippewa Valley (and Filming It)

Ty Randerson

Imagine the beauty and scenery of biking through the Chippewa Valley combined with the comfort of sitting on your couch. What was once a dream will soon become a reality! From the company that brought you TourEauClaire comes a new project called BikeEauClaire. Jonathan Leuthe ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Oct. 9th, 2015

6 Things (Pretty Much) Invented in Wisconsin

Ty Randerson

A while back, we posted six world changing inventions that came from Wisconsin, but that’s hardly all of the amazing things Wisconsinites have invented. So for your reading pleasure and bar trivia, here are six more things invented in Wisconsin.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Oct. 8th, 2015

Tickets Available for Stout's TEDx Talk

Ty Randerson

As you may remember, UW-Stout will be hosting a TEDx Talk in their Memorial Student Center on October 23 with seven different speakers. The speakers range from a therapist-in-training and a social science professor to a liaison for foster students and a married pair of jugglers.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Oct. 7th, 2015

Help Plan Eau Claire's New Transit Center!

Ty Randerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’ve ridden the city bus in the last 30 years you’re probably familiar with the transit center on Farwell Street. The original transit center that sits there now was built in 1983 as a temporary structure, and 32 years later ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 29th, 2015

Nothing Says "Fall" Like a Garth Brooks Corn Maze

Ty Randerson

Nothing says fall more than a corn maze and nothing says corn maze more than … um, Garth Brooks? Govin’s Farm in Menomonie has made their annual corn maze Garth Brooks-themed this year with his name and guitar playing image – in honor of the entertainment country superstar ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 28th, 2015

Vote for the Ice Age Trail!

Ty Randerson

Remember back in May when we were all voting to be The Best Town Ever? Well, that time we lost to Chattanooga – but not this time! Michelob Ultra (for real) and the American Hiking Society are giving away two $25,000 grants to preserve trails across America, and one of the front runners ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Sep. 23rd, 2015

Eau Claire Opens New Trail Connection

Ty Randerson

Rejoice local, urban bikers and hikers – the struggle of getting from Folsom Street to the High Bridge is over. Last week the trail connecting these two areas opened for travel.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 22nd, 2015

Searching for Wisconsin's "Best" Sandwich

Ty Randerson, V1 Staff

Can we take a minute to talk about sandwiches? They’re great, if only because anything can be made into a sandwich if you try hard enough, even the planet Earth (seriously, go make an Earth sandwich). And one could say that each State of the Union, or region of the country, has it's own iconic 'wich. Some have obvious connections, such as the Philly Cheesesteak, but some are less apparent.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 21st, 2015

The 5 Oldest Houses in Eau Claire County

Ty Randerson, photos by Ty Randerson

The Chippewa Valley is filled with a rich and beautiful history, exemplified in its historic buildings. The Eau Claire County alone has 63 entries in the National Register of Historic Places, three of which date back to the 1860’s. Of our 63 entries these are the five oldest buildings in the Eau Claire County.