4 New Summer Music Series in the Chippewa Valley

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Vallians can enjoy free outdoor music six of seven days a week with the addition of FOUR new summer music concert series. From university talent to country crooners, there’s a little something for everyone ...

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PHOTO FEATURE: 24 hours. Six photographers. One day of life in the Chippewa Valley.

photos by Andrea Paulseth, Branden Nall, Luong Huynh, Taylor Smith, Timothy Mather, Lee Butterworth

On Friday, May 31, we sent a team of photographers out into the many nooks and crannies of the Chippewa Valley to document one full day – from midnight to midnight – with help from our friends at CoLab. Through snapshots of local life, we hope this feature communicates the people and places of this area ...

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Eau Claire's New Fight Against Homelessness

Homelessness is an ever-growing problem in Eau Claire. A broad coalition is working to change that by setting a 100-day goal to find housing for chronically homeless individuals.

Julian Emerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Julian Emerson

Eighteen months ago, Kathleen Kinnee finally felt like her life had reached a happy place, or at least a happier place than she had known for some time ...

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Rosy’s Texas Outpost

making super-good super tacos for 20 years

Rebecca Mennecke

Featuring tacos, super tacos, burritos, super burritos, chips and cheese, taco salad, and fiesta chips, you won’t walk away hungry from Rosy’s Texas Outpost this year at their first Food Truck Friday ...

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Local Landmark May Become Tavern

Nathan Hopp

Eau Claire is a city home to many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Barnes Block, and many beautiful Victorian-era homes ...

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A Confluence of Musicians

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff work alongside new choir

Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The opening movement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana sets the scene for dramatic moments across film and tv history, from the 1981 film Excalibur to episodes of American Horror Story ...

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Witch Way to Go?

musician chooses new instrument, genres on EP

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One man just took a musical risk and released a new record in a new genre played on a new instrument. Tim Frederick, aka Witch Hunter General, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter with ties to Eau Claire. He recently released ...

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A Saltier Collection

Salt Collective opens new gallery space

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Salt Collective began at a coffee table when metalsmithing jewelry maker Andrea White had to figure out what to do with 19 antler sheds her father had gifted her. The end result was her first antler ring ...

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Look Ma, No Driver!

Eau Claire subject of study about feasibility of driverless buses

Tom Giffey

Will self-driving buses be part of Eau Claire’s transportation future? An ongoing UW-Madison research project is examining just that question, and asking Eau Claire city for their help ...

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A Plus for the Park

Boyd Park revitalization begins with brush removal

Tom Giffey

A vision to revitalize Eau Claire’s Boyd Park is becoming clearer thanks to local volunteer and fundraising efforts. Workers from Xcel Energy and Zielie’s Tree Service spent a Friday in late April ...

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Finding a Place to Fit Inn

downtown Eau Claire hotel caters to men exiting correctional system

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Zack Forden, almost 26 years old, is planning on taking courses in horticulture and animal husbandry at the Chippewa Valley Technical College next semester. Someday, he’d like to own his own farm ...

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DAVIS DOGS: New York dogs hit Eau Claire

V1 Staff

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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You Scream, Ice Cream

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

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

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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