Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

Most Overrated Thing in or About the Valley

If anyone says “Bon Iver” one more time, a significant number of Chippewa Vallians might just lose it. Though Justin Vernon’s profile grew this year thanks to his collaborations with Taylor Swift, some locals are still waiting for his 15 minutes of fame to expire. Oakwood Mall was voted the second most overrated thing in the Valley, which isn’t surprising, since so many shops have closed or moved. Bummer. Finally, while the Pablo Center at the Confluence hosts cool musicians, artists, and other extraordinary folks, some voters say it’s not that great. Bye Felicia! –Rebecca Mennecke