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 ...

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.