17 Can’t-Miss Chippewa Falls Events

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In Chippewa Falls, the calendar is filled to the brim with annual events, celebrations, and more! Here’s a compilation of 17 can’t-miss happenings over the next 12 months, including a 150th-birthday bash ...

Bridges of Valor

Chippewa Falls honors veterans with five bridges

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Memorial Day in 2018, five bridges in Chippewa Falls were dedicated in honor of all five military service branches. The bridges, now called the Chippewa Falls Memorial Bridges ...

Stepping Up to Serve

Legacy Community Center supports locals with hot meals, charitable resources

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In May, the Legacy Community Center in Chippewa Falls received a ton of corn on the cob – literally more than 2,000 pounds – as a donation. Almeada Sullivan, the meal coordinator at Agnes’ Table ...

Crafting Something Special

whatever your taste, Chippewa County breweries, distilleries, and wineries have something to savor

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Whether you’re in the market for a Summer Shandy at the Leinie Lodge or a sip of something stronger from Chippewa River Distillery, Chippewa Falls has got the drink for you. Chippewa has craft ...

Celebrating a Century & a Half

at 150, Chippewa Falls is still young enough to party

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The City of Chippewa Falls is preparing to launch into the climax of its sesquicentennial year with a series of parades, performances, and more Aug. 8-10. The Birthday Bash weekend, which starts ...

Double-Barrelled Strategy

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation balances attracting outside investment, growing and gardening existing businesses

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Economic development programs can sometimes be described as a shotgun approach: spreading your efforts as far and wide as possible in an attempt to stir up positive economic activity ...

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 ...