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Mon. Jan. 16th, 2012

5 Healthy Alternatives to Air Fresheners

Alyssa Schulte

Many of us rely on air fresheners to eliminate unpleasant odors in our homes as well as add a pleasant smell to our surroundings. But do we really need to buy something to bring sweet smells t our humble abodes? Many sprays and plug-ins smell ...

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Wed. Sep. 7th, 2011

In Wisconsin this week: Moveable Type mobile workshop

Alyssa Schulte

For many hardworking individuals out there, work and play are two separate things. For Kyle Durrie, they are one and the same. A letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon who is inspired by “wobbly lines, history, overheard conversations, whiskey..."

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 23rd, 2011

The planets align in Phoenix Park

Alyssa Schulte

With a fundraising goal that’s nearly reached, Eau Claire residents will soon be able to “walk among the planets”, so to speak, in Phoenix Park. The Eau Claire Planet Walk, which has been in the works for a couple of years, may soon become a reality.

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Tue. Aug. 23rd, 2011

Menomonie mascot search coming to an end?

Alyssa Schulte

Menomonie’s school district is getting a new nickname. That’s right: out with the old, in with the new. After a vote – which included students, residents, and alumni – it has been announced that the top three contenders to replace the old ...

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Sun. Aug. 21st, 2011

Missing limb misses owner

Alyssa Schulte

Hey, anyone missing a leg? No, seriously. Police in Menasha, Wisconsin are baffled over the fact that no one has come to claim a prosthetic leg found in the area. You’d think, as the police officers do, that this type of lost-and-found item would ...

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Thu. Aug. 18th, 2011

City denies Mogensen's Phoenix Park plans

Alyssa Schulte, Mike Paulus

Time frame troubles plague the newest phase of the North Barstow Redevelopment project, essentially ending a deal between John Mogensen (a man who's no stranger to time frame troubles) and the city’s Redevelopment Authority.

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Wed. Aug. 17th, 2011

High fives! Wisconsin's volunteer rate soars

Alyssa Schulte

Give yourselves a well-earned self-high five, neighborly neighbors of Wisconsin: you’re ranked eighth in the nation’s volunteer rates! And if you’re from Milwaukee, get this. You’re No. 1. That’s not cheesy praise, either ...

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Lightning Bugs Go Boom!

Alyssa Schulte

Due to the wet weather of last year, the conditions were perfect for a great crop of fireflies to dazzle us with their light show this year.

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Hard Rockers Admiral of Black Comin' to Eau Claire

Alyssa Schulte

Looking for a way to end the summer on a (literally) rockin’ note? Admiral of Black, a rock/metal band based just outside of Chicago, will be visiting Eau Claire to, as they would say, “pummel you,” with their talent and ferocity.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Aug. 11th, 2011

Meet UW-Stout's new artists-in-residence

Alyssa Schulte

UW-Stout recently announced its two artists-in-residence for this academic year: seniors Missy Hoch and Christine Pogatchnik. The Bud and Betty Micheels Student Artist-In-Residence program began in 1987, to offer talented students a chance to ...

Thu. Aug. 4th, 2011

Stout Art Teacher Wins Acclaim for Painting

Alyssa Schulte

Tamara Brantmeier, UW-Stout’s program director and associate professor of art and design, snagged top honors at the Wisconsin Artists Biennial for her impressive four-foot by five-foot oil painting entitled Shift.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 2nd, 2011

Summer of the firefly

Alyssa Schulte

Due to the wet weather of last year’s summer, the conditions were perfect for a great crop of fireflies to dazzle us with their light show this year. Enjoy them while you can, however, because the dryness of this summer may dwindle ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sat. Jul. 30th, 2011

Owney the Mail Dog (of Milwaukee) honored with stamp

Alyssa Schulte

Dog-lovers out there, prepare to have your heart warmed. Owney, a little mutt who road the rails in the 1890s, is being commemorated on his very own postage stamp. What’s so special about this little dog? Every mail train he hitched a ride with ...

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Wed. Jul. 27th, 2011

UW-Stout art professor snags top award

Alyssa Schulte

Tamara Brantmeier, UW-Stout’s program director and associate professor of art and design, snagged top honors at the Wisconsin Artists Biennial for her impressive 4-foot by 5-foot oil painting entitled “Shift.” The Wisconsin Artists Biennial ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 26th, 2011

Arts Wisconsin needs nominees

Alyssa Schulte

Arts Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to advocating (what else?) the arts in Wisconsin, is currently looking for nominations for this year’s Arts in the Community Awards. This honor is for civic leaders who support the arts and has committed ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

Safe cycling in the sizzling summer heat

Alyssa Schulte

Summer heat got you down? Whether you’ve taken to begrudgingly cranking up the AC in your place of residence or choosing to spend your free time in some sort of body of water to cool down, there is one thing you don't have to change: your commute.

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

UW-Stout's Meditation Guru

Alyssa Schulte

If you’ve got a bad case of the grumps or just need to ease some stress, I may have something you can try: meditation. According to Jane Anderson, an undergraduate from UW-Stout, meditation can greatly improve your overall mood.

The Daily Shakedown

Sat. Jul. 16th, 2011

UW-Stout’s Meditation Guru says ...

Alyssa Schulte

If you’ve got a bad case of the grumps or just need to ease some stress, I may have something you can try: meditation. According to Jane Anderson, an undergraduate from UW-Stout, meditation can greatly improve your overall mood.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jul. 13th, 2011

Hastings construction worries local businesses

Alyssa Schulte

Apart from being a hassle for drivers, the construction on Hastings Way has presented some challenges – both positive and negative – for businesses along that route. Restaurants, along with retail outlets, have begun to notice the effects of heavy ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jul. 13th, 2011

Billboards on the chopping block

Alyssa Schulte

Eau Claire may be cutting down on its visual pollution a bit by tearing down two — possibly even four — billboard signs that stand on public land. Two of these billboards, that currently dwell right downtown, are expected to be torn down ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2011

Canoeing for a cause

Alyssa Schulte

Canoeing for a cause. It sounds cheesy, but that’s exactly what a group of college students and their professors from UW-Eau Claire did earlier this June. Pumping up their bike tires and dusting off their life vests, this assortment of more than...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 28th, 2011

Saturday: 2011 Sustainability Fair

Alyssa Schulte

If you enjoy a good fair, but also want to learn something, I’ve got the event for you! Sustainable Dunn is hosting its third annual West Wisconsin Sustainability Fair this summer, with a focus on water issues.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jun. 24th, 2011

Madison pubs fight back

Alyssa Schulte

Two Madison brewpubs are standing by their craft brewers, refusing to sell MillerCoors beverages in a bold statement against those darn beer distribution provisions in Wisconsin’s budget. Solidarity!

Thu. Jun. 23rd, 2011

Menomonie Mayor Takes On Scum

Alyssa Schulte

Menomonie Mayor Randy Knaack is so tired of all the scum in his fair city, he’s literally built a machine to rid Lake Menomin of its stinky problem. If you’ve ever visited the lake, or even glimpsed at the surface for more than 10 seconds

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 21st, 2011

Local food booster

Alyssa Schulte

If you believe food grown right here in Wisconsin tastes so much better than all that not-from-Wisconsin grub, here’s some news you’ll enjoy. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (or BLBW if you love a good acronym), a program designed to increase the sales ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 14th, 2011

UPDATED: Mayor Randy's scum sucker

Alyssa Schulte

Menomonie Mayor Randy Knaack is so tired of all the scum in his fair city, he’s literally built a machine to rid Lake Menomin of its stinky problem. Menomonie’s picturesque-if-not-for-the-decaying-algae body of water, may soon be getting a makeover.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 13th, 2011

Spinning our way to a greener future

Alyssa Schulte

In an encouraging effort to go green, UW-Eau Claire has just innovated a way for students to exercise and save the environment ... at the same time. Multi-tasking at its finest. And they are the first public university to do so.

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Jun. 12th, 2011

Eau Claire helps you go green

Alyssa Schulte

If you are looking for ways to help the environment, be more energy efficient, or just gather information about how our local climate is changing, the city of Eau Claire offers a perfect resource for people just like you.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jun. 2nd, 2011

Wisconsin's craft brewers at risk?

Alyssa Schulte, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you support local beer, hold on to your hats: I’m about to potentially ruin your day. (Sorry.) A new add-on to our state budget, backed by MillerCoors, has become a major source of worry and scrutiny for small breweries in Wisconsin.