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.

Fulton's Workshop: Where Technology and History Meet

"I live for today. I dream for tomorrow, and I learn from yesterday." – Fulton Holtby

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018  |  Diana Peterson, photos by Taylor Smith

Innovation is the essence of the Holtby Exhibit at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie. This new exhibit mixes the art of technology with history, communicating that anything is possible ...

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.

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 ...

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.

5 Ways to Spell ‘Menomonie’ and Not Be Wrong

Tue. Aug. 21st, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

For those of us in the Chippewa Valley, this spelling is the “right” one – or at least the one we’re most familiar with. As with all the other spellings, the name of this Dunn County city comes from the name given by the Ojibwe people to their neighbors ...

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Fly high on Aug. 4 at the Sixth Annual Menomonie Airfest and Autorama. This event is a full day of planes and cars that will entertain kids and adults alike. This year’s excitement will feature a two-hour acrobatic airplane show ...

New Bike Trail Spans I-94 in Menomonie

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Menomonie has added to its growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system by paving a new trail segment that crosses Interstate 94, linking the north and south sides of town. In recent weeks the city completed blacktopping ...

Mabel Tainter Taps New Executive Director

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie has hired an arts administrator from Illinois as its new executive director. Jeff McSweeney, who most recently was executive director of Youth Music Illinois in Peoria ...