Talent From Inside

literary and art publication helps incarcerated artists find their voices

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Eric Rasmussen

Most artists and writers can readily find places to show off their work, whatever their aspirations. Social media, blogs, local and national publications ...

Chippewa Planning Sesqui Times

city prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

March will bring the kick-off of a year-long celebration of the Chippewa Falls sesquicentennial – or, more pronouncably, the city’s 150th anniversary. The logging-turned-tech town was granted a charter ...

Loft Living

a peek inside a Chippewa Falls loft-dweller’s digs

Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Living in downtown Chippewa Falls has its perks, says Kyle Knutson, who works at Bridge Street Brew and Nurturing Nature Massage. He’s enjoyed his loft apartment nearby the coffee shop and Bird’s Nest for nearly ...

Xcel Dam Lights up Chippewa Falls

Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls is hoppin’ this week with a new look and a reason to check out local shops. Look out to the Chippewa Falls hydro dam from Riverfront Park as the sun sets to watch a new LED display burst ...

The Art of Slow Cooking

Karl’s Bar-B-Q Express gives catering success a Chippewa Falls home

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019  |  Diana Peterson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Karl Hartkemeyer isn’t just a barbecue chef; he’s a barbecue artist. While attending school for engineering, he became a restaurant cook to pay for his schooling. Hartkemeyer honed his culinary skills ...

Waffles for a Cause

Chippewa Falls nurse opens coffee and waffle shop to fight homelessness

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls boasts a new coffee shop with a noble purpose at 1629 Hallie Road. Jewelstone Cafe and Waffle Bar opened its doors in September to offer caffeinated concoctions and sweet treats ...

Shop Local for the Win

Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

As the holiday season ramps up and families find themselves shopping for gifts, decorations, food, and more, Chippewa Falls Main Street is encouraging residents to support their community by buying from businesses in downtown Chippewa Falls.

Evers Wins Valley Vote

region’s election outcomes reflect state results

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

A slim margin of victory in the Chippewa Valley helped propel Tony Evers to an even narrower statewide win over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 6.

Gallery Get-Together

CF gallery hosts grand re-opening after renovation

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Valley Art Gallery at 304 Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls will host a grand re-opening event Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10am-5pm to show off a newly renovated gallery space. The Valley Art Association co-op features ...

Empowering Local Businesswomen

women's business center encourages entrepreneurship

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Starting a business requires the proper tools, skills, and determination. On top of that, those looking to start their business ventures need proper financing – something that could be hard ...

5 of the Spookiest Places in the Chippewa Valley

paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots.

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018  |  Chad Lewis

With that spirit in mind, I have put together my top list of spooky places in the Chippewa Valley. These places provide you with the opportunity to experience a Halloween filled with strange...

Pages on a Park

Chippewa Falls authors commemorate Irvine Park and it’s 112-year history

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh

After a year of researching newspaper articles, collecting historic images, and interviewing locals, Chippewa Falls authors Donna Bourget, Anne Keller ,and Jim Schuh have disclosed the rich landscape ...

Workshop Your Spoken Word at the Heyde

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018  |  Haley Wright

On Oct. 18, beginning at 7pm, the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association will host a spoken word open mic event with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, a Minneapolis-based two-time National Poetry Slam champion ...

Run Into This Sandbar

bar and grill offers fun, food, drink – and paddles

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The SandBar & Grill outside Chippewa Falls has generated all kinds of buzz as it has grown into a hot spot on the Lake Wissota scene, becoming known for quality food and drinks as well as a great time ...

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest

2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

Time to dust off that lederhosen! The 2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is packed with exciting activities centered on traditional German music, food, and ...

Gus the Great

Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized football is focus of new biography

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ago, would have been considered nearly inhuman; those numbers are now expected today in order to help your team to a championship.

You Gotta Taste It to Believe It

Leinenkugel’s quality control program creates sensory experts, blemish-free beer

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

You have four beers in front of you. They all look the same, some even smell and taste very similar. But do you think you could pinpoint even the subtlest blemish or defect? Maybe something’s a little off ...

Growing in Harmony

Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard offers education and organic trees

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Don Albrecht had been collecting apple varieties for years, and working in orchards for decades, by the time he decided to open his own fruit tree farm. His wife, Janeen, sent him out to Chippewa Falls ...