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The Rear End

The Clog of War

stick with it until your worries drain away

When it was over, relief washed over me like a gush of clear water rinsing the dirty suds from a dinner plate. When it was over, a knot of muscles between my shoulder blades magically untied itself ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | April 17, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from David Frasheski

“Painting outdoors or ‘en plein air’ is a tradition passed down from the founders of Impressionism. Escaping the studio and painting out in the elements presents ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | April 17, 2019

A SHARPLY DRESSED STUDENT TAKES TO THE RUNWAY ... Fashion Without Fabric is UW-Stout’s annual event where art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric. The show took place Saturday night, April 13, in UW-Stout’s Great Hall ...

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Athletic Aesthetic

Pack-Stage Drama

reports detailing Packers’ off-field dysfunction suggest they aren’t that different from other NFL teams

We Upper Midwesterners pride ourselves on being people who get to work and get the job done. We will occasionally gripe or slightly panic, but when you need to do your job, you do it ...

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Music

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...

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Passion, Strings Attached

local luthier celebrates one year of guitar services in Eau Claire

Some people never chase their passions, instead perhaps choosing to work a stable 9-5 job they resent for their entire life. But one small-business owner chose passion over security and just hit a major career milestone ...

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Stage

Big, Bad Woolf

MTG presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

You’ve probably heard the tale of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf – but have you heard about the Menomonie Theater Guild performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ...

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Words
Visual Art
Cinema

Screen Selections

Chippewa Valley Film Festival prepares for fourth year

Of more than 500 short films submitted to the Chippewa Valley Film Festival, only 17 were chosen to be shown at the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema on Saturday, April 27 ...

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Business
Local Look

Weld at the Helm

councilman pledges middle course as he takes over presidency

As the newly elected president of the Eau Claire City Council, Terry Weld says he will plot a centrist course in the coming year and work to bring balance back to the body ...

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New Faces, Old Barriers

Benjamin, Lor proud of council victories, but say they will represent city as a whole

Incoming Eau Claire City Council members John Lor and Laura Benjamin – who won at-large seats in the April 2 election – will both bring unique skills and qualifications to the 11-member governing body ...

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Offering a Helping Hand

UW-Stout opens on-campus food pantry for students

With more than one-third of university students nationally food insecure, Sarah Snyder knew she had to do something to help ...

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Food / Drink

You Scream, Ice Cream

The Danc’n Bean brings Bridgeman’s ice cream back to Eau Claire

Things in life tend to come full circle. At least that’s what local resident Roger Wrobel said about his family’s new cafe and ice cream shop, The Danc’n Bean at 2803 E. Hamilton Ave. ...

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DAVIS DOGS: New York dogs hit Eau Claire

After getting laid off from a job in construction, Jim Davis did what any reasonable New York native would: He built and opened up his own hot dog truck in 2013. Davis Dogs currently serves up 16 different styles of hot dogs, ranging from a reuben dog to a mac and cheese dog ...

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Recreation

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

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Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

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Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

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