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Fri. Nov. 11th, 2011

5 Fun Projects: Turn Trash into Fun

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We throw away tons of or trash every week and honestly, a lot of it isn’t so much trash as stuff we just don’t want anymore. Here are five ways to have fun with some of that stuff you’re bored of.

Fri. Oct. 14th, 2011

BrightFarms touts rooftop produce system

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Wasted space and “food miles.” These are two areas in which most supermarkets, no matter how sustainable their operations try to be, fail to get a green stamp of approval, but one New York company aims to change that.

Thu. Sep. 15th, 2011

Taste the Unexpected

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area beers and cheeses that combine unique, strange, and downright weird

Thu. Sep. 15th, 2011

Home Is Where the Beer Is

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the rising popularity of brewing your own beer

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011

Stout Digitizes Cookbooks

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Everyone knows that grandma’s food is the best. But when grandma’s cooking isn’t an option, you can visit UW-Stout’s online cookbook and look up her old recipes ... or at least something in the ballpark.

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011

Zombie Movie to Make Regional Premiere in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire is infested with moon zombies! If we all pull together I think we can overcome this invasion by going to the western Wisconsin premiere of Attack of the Moon Zombies at the Grand Little Theatre in Eau Claire.

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Woodcut Warriors

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ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 26th, 2011

Mystery creature found on Highway 71

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Hide your goats and lock up your chickens, there's a chupacabra on the loose! Well that's what some Wisconsin resident's are saying about the mysterious creature found in Juneau County on Monday, July 21.

The Daily Shakedown

Sat. Jul. 23rd, 2011

Milwaukee's into urban beekeeping

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Milwaukee is quite literally buzzing with excitement over a new addition to the city. Eight urban beekeepers are doing their part to help the dwindling bee population 16 months after an ordinance has allowed bees to be kept within the city.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 19th, 2011

Thursday: Gateway Corridor open house

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On Thursday, July 21 from 5-7pm Chippewa Valley Technical College will host an open house to discuss the alternative transit routes being studied for the Gateway Corridor project.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

Local deceased join the living online

Max Grones, photos by Matt Meyer

Walking through the cemeteries of Eau Claire, you’re likely to find more than a few headstones with ties to the area's history ("Hey, look! That one says Leinenkugel!"), but now information about the residents of our cemeteries is all online.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 11th, 2011

Eau Claire to start online discussion forums

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According to a blog post by Eau Claire City Manager Mike Huggins (yep, he's got a blog), the new online Eau Claire Community Forum will serve as an ongoing discussion about life in the Eau Claire area and the condition of local democracy.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

Thursday: Dump for the Independents

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The Fire House bar in Eau Claire is simultaneously showing its support for local breweries and its disdain for MillerCoors support of Wisconsin Motion 414 by hosting the Dump for the Independents event this Thursday.

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Jul. 3rd, 2011

Green light go! The light bulb-finding phone app

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The City of Eau Claire and Eco Hatchery joined forces to help the citizens of Eau Claire save the planet – and some money – with their new Light Bulb Finder app. The app was developed to jumpstart the transition to more efficient home lighting.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jul. 1st, 2011

The right to choose raw milk?

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The government strictly monitors the sale of hundreds of different controlled substance, but should milk be one of them? A lobbying group is (still) pushing for legislation that would legalize the sale of unpasteurized milk in the state.

Thu. Jun. 23rd, 2011

Brian Bethke Offers New 'Best of' Collection

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Outrageously ambitious local musician Brian Bethke has released (what feels like) an album practically every year during his tenure in Eau Claire, plays a regional show weekly, and runs his own radio station Underdog Radio. He even won a contest and

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jun. 17th, 2011

Wisconsin's reading crisis

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Amid the boiling cauldron of political unrest and anger in Wisconsin there is one issue that seems to have very little controversy surrounding it, the reading crisis.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2011

Lighthouse For Sale

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The federal government is looking to unload the Milwaukee Breakwater Light on Lake Michigan. First dibs go to local governments or nonprofits willing to keep it in working order but if no one steps forward the lighthouse could be sold to a private owner.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 7th, 2011

Eau Claire offers free rides to swimmers

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The City of Eau Claire has a new way to keep local kids cool in this record breaking heat. Starting Tuesday a bus will travel along two routes and will hit 19 stops picking up swimmers and depositing them at Fairfax Pool.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jun. 7th, 2011

Asian carp found sneaking into Wisconsin

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For decades the Asian carp has been a nuisance to fishers, river goers, and other fish along the Mississippi River, and as recently as April this invasive species has been spotted in Wisconsin.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 6th, 2011

Wisconsin's not so mighty wind

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To say that 2010 and 2011 have been bad years for wind energy in Wisconsin is a huge understatement. And now, the State Assembly may soon be deflating proponents of Wisconsin’s wind energy industry once and for all ...