Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

An Illiminating Upgrade

Eau Claire Ski Striders fund new trail lights at Tower Ridge

Olivia Kroner

This winter, members of the Eau Claire community are seeing cross-country skiing in a whole new light – literally. Thanks to $32,000 raised in donations by the Eau Claire Ski Striders, and a matching grant from ...

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Issue #400 Dec. 25, 2019

Pinball Prominence

you might be playing next to a grand champion

Max Martinson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed at a crowded bar or restaurant, search the walls for a pinball machine. Walk over, figure out how to get ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Witness the Fitness

third annual expo will promote fit lifestyles

Justine Childs

The small yet mighty powerhouse behind the Sept. 21 FITNESS EXPO Eau Claire is Kim Larsen, a native of central Wisconsin. Working out has always been a part of Kim’s lifestyle, ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Snap Judgement

Eau Claire’s Kyle Stelter helps elite long snappers — from high school to the NFL — master the game

Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The long snapper may be the most underrated position in football. An errant snap to the side can throw off a field goal attempt or a punt, giving the opposing team a sudden advantage. Essentially, the long snapper is a quarterback who throws backwards ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Dirt Track Destination

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

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 ...

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