Long Wait for a Transfer

city seeking input on new transit center

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For 35 years, Eau Claire mass-transit users have waited for a permanent downtown transfer center. And, for 35 years, these bus riders have made do with a “temporary” building that’s little more ...

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

Tue. Oct. 15th, 2019  |  Bonni Knight, photos by Lee Butterworth

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

Tue. Oct. 15th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

Music Quick Hits | October 16, 2019

Tue. Oct. 15th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

The Nunnery is the solo project of Sarah Elstran, a former local that now makes a unique brand of atmospheric looping folk a cappella from out of the Twin Cities. That special vibe is on full display ...

Strange Happenings on Lowes Creek Hill

Mon. Oct. 14th, 2019  |  Chad Lewis

"Something bright flashed in the trees on the creek and a curious sort of cork screw wind seemed to race around the wagon and scare the horses. Oliver’s and Max’s headgear was not interfered with, but strange to say Joe’s nice new ..."

Arm Yourself With Bulletproof Coffee

the buzz on butter-fortified beans

Thu. Oct. 10th, 2019  |  Diana Peterson

Bulletproof coffee is all over social media. Some people say it allows you to be creative and super focused. To others, it’s a lot of hype about nothing. Or maybe it’s ...

New Story

Wed. Oct. 9th, 2019  |  John Graves Morris

February rain drives its arrows into the roof / of a coffee house that for now shelters / dozens of people, their coats darkened / and trousers clinging, the damp spears ...

The Nostalgic Bean: Restored for Pours

coffee, croissants, and kismet at Altoona coffee shop

Mon. Oct. 7th, 2019  |  Steph Mickelson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In April 2018, Jennifer Rust Anderson and her husband, Matt, purchased the former barber shop at the corner of Lynn Avenue and Division Street in Altoona. With a flaking pink paint ...

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