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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

Most Memorable Happening in the Past Year

The time has come to put the finishing touches on all of our 2021 scrapbooks, and these are the pages that will receive the most glitter and Cricut decorations. First are the tipping and wage policies adopted by several local restaurants, which sought to pay their staff people livable wages by adjusting menu prices so that tipping is no longer necessary. Flip the page to find the return of our music festivals, from Country Jam to Blue Ox. In third is the transformation of downtown Eau Claire. –Eric Rasmussen