Female First

regents hire new chancellor for UW-Stout

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

A university administrator from Washington State has been chosen to become the new chancellor of UW-Stout early next year. Dr. Katherine Frank was unanimously approved as the eighth ...

Sensory-Friendly Santa

meet Santa without all the crowds and noise

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Considering the crowds, loud noises, the touching and bumping into people, visiting with Santa Claus at the mall may not be for everyone. The health care professionals at Foundations Therapy in Menomonie, know this only too ...

Speak Easy, Menomonie

The Gin Mill offers tasty cocktails and everyman brews

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Danielle Zinsli, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s a new speakeasy in Menomonie. But it’s OK – you don’t have to keep it a secret. The Gin Mill, (228 Main St.), a new bar with a hidden ...

Dirt Track Destination

Red Cedar Speedway is home to generations of racers and their fans

Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019  |  Eric Rasmussen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Full disclosure: On a Thursday night, I drove to the races at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie in a 2014 Kia Forte. It’s comfortable, gets good gas mileage, and has a touch screen with a map. I like ...

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 ...