Bon Iver Manager Frenette Runs for Congress

Thu. Feb. 22nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The manager of indie rock icon Bon Iver is challenging a former MTV reality show cast member for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Kyle Frenette, manager of the Grammy-winning band and founder of artist management firm Middle West, has filed with the Federal Elections Commission to run for a northern Wisconsin seat in Congress ...

[VIDEO] 2018 Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards: The Honorees

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Wed. Feb. 21st, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Recognizing high-level community achievers who’ve made a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.

5 Names Immortalized on Chippewa Valley Institutions

Tue. Feb. 20th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

You’ll find Lewis E. Phillips’ name on more high-profile Chippewa Valley facilities than any other, including Eau Claire’s public library, the senior center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, a career development ...

The Best Night 2018

Fri. Feb. 16th, 2018  |  video by Joel Pearish

Here’s a quick look at The Best Night 2018 – a first-time event from Volume One to celebrate the Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll results and all-new Chippewa Valley Vanguard awards. This sold-out cocktail party hosted 750 people ...

Of Mice and Men

Thu. Feb. 15th, 2018  |  BJ Hollars

We’d made it most the summer without the air, but at last we break. It’s August, and rather than another night spent sweating in sheets, I reach toward the register, flick the switch from “Off” to “Cool” and wait for the welcome hum of the air conditioner ...

WATCH: S. Carey’s New Video for "More I See"

Thu. Feb. 15th, 2018

We’re just seven short days until the release of S. Carey’s glittering new record Hundred Acres, and now we’ve got our hands on a snowy new visual for the single “More I See,” which was directed by Brendan Lauer and shot locally in the wintery Chippewa Valley countryside ...

February 10: UW-Stout Brings Back the Snow Ball

Wed. Feb. 7th, 2018  |  Rachel Witthoft

Dust off your vintage formal wear, the Snow Ball is back! UW-Stout has issued a news release covering the decision to hold their Snow Ball once again. Up until the mid-1970s’s, the Snow Ball was a popular social event for students during UW-Stout’s Winter Carnival ...

The Best of Me (2018)

this year’s Best of the Mike Paulus Poll was a doozie

Tue. Feb. 6th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

The votes are in, the polls are slammed shut, and the tallies have been tilly-tallied. So it’s with great pleasure and excitement that I present to you the results of my 2018 Best of the Mike Paulus Poll wherein I polled only myself. Strenuously. What follows ...

Inside the Super Bubble

Humvees, zip lines, sports stars, and the view from the Super Bowl’s ‘Radio Row’

Tue. Feb. 6th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The National Football League apparently has an obscure bylaw (Article XXIII, section 23.2, subsection A) dictating that the Super Bowl shall be played in the Twin Cities every 26 years. Super Bowl XXVI – the 26th edition ...

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