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Listen: Bon Iver remix contest results

As you may have heard, Bon Iver recently ran a contest where fans could remix any of the tracks from Bon Iver, Bon Iver and win up to $10,000 ($1,000 per song), as well as a featured spot on an exclusive Spotify release. You can listen to the ...

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Mapping Your Napping

With all those late-night cramming sessions and the inevitable Scantron nightmares that follow, not to mention the fourth floor versus third floor Halo tournaments, students need to catch up on sleep during those lulls between classes. But try ...

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Know Yo' Dean

When you’re having some troubles at school or at home, who ya’ gonna call? The best option would probably be your Dean of Students. These friendly faces are the liasion between the students and the institution, so it’s beneficial to get to know ...

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Everyday Etiquette

You’re moving into a room smaller than your closet at home – and you have to share it with someone you’ve never met. Welcome to college! Whether it’s a dorm room, an apartment or a house, sharing spaces can be tough – even if you really think ...

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Year Five for Farm City Day

The fifth annual Farm City Day in the Chippewa Valley is just around the corner. The festival gives local residents a chance to interact with and create communication between themselves and the agricultural residents of the farming ...

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Shortcuts | August 23, 2012

After a long process of hiring, Eau Claire’s City Council has appointed Russ Van Gompel as the city manager. He should start his position on Nov. 5. Brian Amundson – who’s been the interim manager since Mike Huggins left last year – will continue ...

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Sunday Event Picks (August 12)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Saturday Event Picks (August 11)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Some Cheesy Facts

There’s a constant battle between Wisconsin and California about dairy production. Let’s look to the numbers.

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July 25: Confluence Project Public Discussion

It’s been a while since we’ve heard too much new news about the Confluence Project, but developers haven't been sitting idly by. And on Wednesday, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. will be hosting an Idea Lounge discussion about the project, originally ...

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Shortcuts | June 28, 2012

Lake Hallie chiropractors Kevin Schultz and Drew Kaminski will travel to London this summer for the 2012 Summer Olympics to work with United States contestants participating in Greco-Roman style wrestling. Schultz and Kaminski will give athletes ...

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Shortcuts | June 14, 2012

West Carson Park Drive and Rod & Gun Park are now reopened. After the windstorm on May 24 a lot of debris remained to be cleaned. The city plans to have all the remaining hanging branches and fallen trees cleared out in time for weekend picnics ...

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According to Plans

Eau Claire is currently experiencing a "planning boom," and with each new plan, the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape.

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Saturday Event Picks (May 26)

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Calmer Waters

Visit Bayfield, a quaint community on the shores of Lake Superior that offers both adventure and relaxation. Take a kayak trip out to water-sculpted caves or hang back on shore and enjoy an afternoon of exploring museums, orchards, and berry ...

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Tuesday: “New community arts center” announcement

An important press release was, well, released to local media today regarding a press conference set for next Tuesday (5/15) at noon at the RCU Corporate Center. Issued via email by Clear Vision Eau Claire, the PR tells us to expect a big, huge ...

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Short Drive Shows (Now-May 22)

Check out this list of big upcoming entertainment options just outside our area. These totally drive-to-able events maybe just thing to scratch your mini-road trip itch. Or, if you just need to get out of town for the day ...

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Shortcuts | May 3, 2012

Congratulations, Menomonie, you’re one of the best small towns in America. According to Smithsonian Magazine’s article, “The 20 Best Small Towns in America,” Menomonie ranks number 15. Smithsonian teamed up with Esri, a geographic information ...

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Saturday Event Picks (April 28)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday like the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls' last bout and a burlesque show. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

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Saturday Event Picks (April 21)

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday, including big shows from The Daredevil Christopher Wright and Basic Physics, not to mention multiple city clean-up events. Wanna know more?

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Shortcuts | April 19, 2012

Sacred Heart Hospital is getting a major upgrade to its exterior to the tune of $20 million. The three-year undertaking includes replacing the windows, framing, and colored panels that have been there since 1964. It also includes heating and ...

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An Eau Claire Events Center Take 2: Where & How

There will be another public forum where community leaders seek your input on large event facilities in Eau Claire – on April 25. The main thrust of the discussion will be "where and how", meaning possible locations and different models of financing.

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Ten Years of Volume One

Meet locals who’ve shaped the past decade
. Consider people poised to shape the next ten years
. And check out some big V1 announcements ...

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Everyone Loves a Pillow Fight

Yep, it's almost time for another citywide pillow fight. In two days, you can get together with the rest of the Chippewa Valley and swat each other in the face but for fun this time. This is the sevent year we've done this, and it gets bigger ...

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Local leaders want your input on new event center

Take this seriously. It is a rare chance to help direct major community action that will impact Eau Claire for the next 50+ years. Volume One is honored, excited, and considerably delighted to be hosting an online comment forum to collect your ideas.

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Shortcuts | Mar. 22, 2012

In an email to teachers and staff, Eau Claire Area School District Superintendent Ron Heilmann announced on March 16 his intention for an early release from his contract. His contract was to be extended through June 2013. In the email, he says ...

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The Big Events

Community-wide studies like Clear Vision and The Good Life recommended it. City leaders examined the feasibility of it. And all the while residents have been clamoring for it. Now it sounds as though the community has been heard, as a group ...

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Shortcuts | Mar. 8, 2012

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. hosted their annual awards banquet on Feb. 29 to honor local businesses in a variety of categories. The winners were chosen by a public survey with a few hundred respondents. The big winner was Brent Douglas, with the ...

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V1 staffer begins epic hike for charity

Starting today, a long-time member of Volume One's staff, Shawn Brunner, is taking a four-month sabbatical from us to hike the entire 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail to raise money for National Suicide Prevention – in honor of his brother ...

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Saturday Event Picks (February 25)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. We've got a huge hip-hop show, a huge all-ages show, and annual barstool races. Wanna know more? Of course you do.

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It's Business ... and It's Personal

Being organized is huge. Other than that, it’s being outgoing, a multi-tasker, and objectively realistic instead of idealistic. Can you afford to fail? If you cut your revenue in half, and doubled your expenses, can it work?

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Business Plan Do's and Don'ts

Do: Finish it. Take your time to address every point, especially the financing portion. Don't: Over-estimate your revenue or product, nor under-finance ...

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Secrets of Success: Rick Olson

To some, the principles that guide KRM Information Services will come off as touchy-feely New Age garbage – they’ll scoff, and turn away. But after 38 years as a successful entrepreneur in the Chippewa Valley, Rick Olson considers them ...

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Free Money For Your Business

We asked more than a dozen local entrepreneurial experts and officials what questions are most commonly asked of them. All but one of them said almost the exact same thing, word for word: “Where can I get grants to start my business?” ...

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Menomonie mulls backyard chickens

Last year, Eau Claire's backyard battle to raise chickens within city limits came to an end with the city council rejecting the movement. Now the movement has sprung up again. This time in Menomonie. “It’s the practice of getting back to basics ...”

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Shortcuts | Feb. 23, 2012

Even though it hasn’t been very cold this winter, UW-Eau Claire junior Julie Lilla has still been hot on the ice as part of a nationally recognized curling team. Lilla is a member of the Minnesota ...

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Saturday Event Picks (February 11)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday – fashion shows to farewell rock concerts to frozen bike races. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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State Theatre expands into singing telegram biz?

This Valentine’s Day, you can express some love for that oh-so-special someone and the arts all at the very same time. The State Theatre has partnered with Avalon Floral and Obsession Chocolates to offer their “Sweet Notes” singing telegram service.

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Shortcuts | Feb. 9, 2012

Eau Claire’s City Council President Kerry Kincaid reflected on the past year and the upcoming projects and challenges for the city recently in a public address, bringing back a tradition from a over a decade ago. Her State of the City theme was...

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