Step Into Matt’s House

local podcast goes in-depth with ... locals

Tue. Apr. 2nd, 2019  |  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 ...

4 Ways to Complain About Winter 2019

‘tis the season of weather-related problems – remember to mix it up

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

This winter, as you may have heard, has been bat-crap crazy. Soul-crushing cold gave way to roof-crushing snowfall which gave way to basement-destroying flood water. Any day now, we can expect ice demons to rise up ...

Swinging for the Fences Again

The Brewers have beaten conventional wisdom in recent seasons. CAN that trend continue in 2019?

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

What can be expected of the team that consistently beats expectations? Perfection? More wins than games played?

Young Founders, Big Impact

Chi-Hi students organize second suicide prevention run

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Danielle Zinsli

The Second Annual Run for Hope, a run/walk event for suicide awareness and prevention, will take place in Chippewa Falls Saturday, March 30. Chippewa Falls High School seniors Will Butak, Aidan Detienne ...

Birds, Beats, and Good Eats

musicians support Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Home-baked goodies, live music, a silent auction, and fundraising for the care and feeding of recovering wildlife – what could be better? Patti Stangel’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is hosting ...

Throwing Stones Worldwide

local curler Geoff Goodland to skip in Curling Senior World Championship

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Local curler and five-time world championship competitor Geoff Goodland will make his way to Stavanger, Norway, in April to compete in the 2019 World Senior Championships. After a season of sweeping with Mike Fraboni ...

Beefin’ the Valley: A Corned Beef Adventure

one intrepid writer eats a ton of corned beef over St. Paddy’s Day weekend ... for the sake of journalism

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

“Input corned beef, output words.” It’s a joke some Volume One staff members have made about my massive and undying love for pickled beef brisket. This love was born in childhood, during which I often consumed ...

Childhood Magic

best friends tag-team on their first kids’ book

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  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 ...

A Letter and a Legend

50 years later, Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke tracks down his inspiration

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke has been a part of the blues scene for more than 40 years, both in the Midwest and internationally. He released his first album in 1992 and altogether has recorded six ...

Blossoming Sounds

LASKA’s new EP flourishes with new techniques, but maintains sisterly magic

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

It’s a relatively calm snowy night out at Pine Hollow Studio just outside of Eau Claire, where the members of LASKA are meeting up to practice songs ahead of a Twin Cities show opening for the band ...

Music Quick Hits | March 20, 2009

Thu. Mar. 21st, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely just announced an intriguing gallery show for March 31 with headliner Haley Heynderickx. The Portland-based singer/songwriter’s debut 2018 album I Need To Start a Garden ...

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