The Cost of Local Chicken

Thu. May. 16th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

A Chippewa Falls-raised certified organic chicken cost $5.39 a pound at Menomonie Market Food Co-op in early May. At the same time, an uncertified chicken raised in Pepin by Matt Buvala cost $4.99 a pound at Just Local Foods Co-op ...

Meat Me in Menomonie

Cut Rite Meat Shoppe offers local selection & expert advice

Wed. May. 15th, 2019  |  Danielle Zinsli, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Brent Hanson has been cutting meat since he was 16 years old. “I worked in a grocery store – worked my way into the meat department. And I’ve been doing it ever since,” said Hanson, who owns Cut Rite Meat Shoppe in Menomonie ...

Massive Music

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Hallelujah! It’s polyphonic, it’s melismatic, it’s jubilant and ecstatic: It’s Handel’s Messiah. The Menomonie Singers are in the final stretch of preparation for their spring concerts, during ...

The Business of Satire

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Follow the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he faces the perils of being a company man in the Menomonie Theater Guild’s performance of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying this weekend ...

Spotting for Start-Ups

Menomonie business owner offers insight into Chamber benefits

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Thomas Sampson is chairman of the Young Professionals of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce and owner of The Machine Shed CrossFit gym. He opened his gym in 2016 and joined the chamber ...

Driven by Community

Markquart moves into Menomonie to offer friendly sales and services

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2018

Three generations have built a strong association between the Markquart name and easy, personable car sales in the Chippewa Valley over the past 50 years.

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.

Making Menomonie Laugh

Last Comic finalist Erin Jackson headlines the Mabel

Thu. Oct. 18th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

Once known for performances at local universities and comedy clubs on the East Coast, Erin Jackson has quite a made a name for herself at comedy clubs and theaters all over the U.S. ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 19, 2018

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018  |  photos by Taylor Smith

TOWER OF POWER. In case you didn’t know by now, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area is a 707-acre unit of the Wisconsin state park system near Menomonie. A network of trails provides access to wooded hills, prairie, and wetlands – and a 60-foot observation tower.

Menomonie's One-Stop Shop Co-op

after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Joel Pearish

Sarah Godsave hasn’t been shopping at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op for long, but that doesn’t mean the co-op hasn’t impacted her life.

Stepping on the Stage

New Mabel Tainter director is already in love

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

After eight weeks on the job, Jeff McSweeney is still in awe of his new workplace. Considering that workplace is the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – a historically designated, internationally recognized gem – the feeling might not change anytime soon ...

You Can Tour the Historic Mabel Tainter Theater

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

If you’ve never visited the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – or even if you have – you owe it to yourself to take a tour the building, a Romanesque Revival masterpiece right here in the Chippewa Valley.