Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Destruction & Recovery

couple’s book documents 1958 Colfax tornado

Kellie Williams

It was muggier than a typical day in June and storms were reported to the west in Minnesota, but on the evening of June 4, 1958, those storms transformed into an F5 tornado ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Like Fish to Water

Chippewa Falls native teaches stars’ kids to swim, pens book

Parker Reed

From swimming in Chippewa Valley pools to teaching some of Hollywood’s celebrity children, an area native is celebrating the release of her new book, which aims to empower America’s future ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Pop Go the Eighties

UW-Stout prof’s book explores intersection of music, movies in a totally rad decade

Caitlin Boyle

Michael Heagle, a professor in the Entertainment Design Program at UW-Stout, lives for movies and music. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and found Michael Weldon’s book ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Step Into Matt’s House

local podcast goes in-depth with ... locals

Eric Christenson

The title of a new locally-produced podcast – Matt’s House – sort of implies that it takes place at a house where a guy named Matt lives. I mean, the guy’s name is Matt Hasenmueller, but there’s actually no house to speak of ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Childhood Magic

best friends tag-team on their first kids’ book

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It happens in the brittle snap of fiery autumn leaves, the glistening kiss of winter’s first blanket of snow, or the warm chuckles of forever friends. Magic happens in small ways, and best friends ...

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

How Eau Claire Became a Textbook Example of How Citizens Can Work Together

author and activist Harry Boyte talks about Clear Vision Eau Claire

Tom Giffey, photos by Taylor Smith

Eau Claire’s Clear Vision initiative – which is currently working on a new 10-year plan for the community – has not only brought about lasting change and increased civic engagement in the Chippewa Valley. It is also now serving as a model for how other communities can involve citizens of all stripes ...

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

Talent From Inside

literary and art publication helps incarcerated artists find their voices

Eric Rasmussen

Most artists and writers can readily find places to show off their work, whatever their aspirations. Social media, blogs, local and national publications ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

The End of the World!

you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to write a techno-thriller – but it helps

Diana Peterson

Rick Jurmain has been a rocket scientist, an inventor, a business owner … and now he can add writer to the list: the perfect portable career for someone who loves to travel ...

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