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Feature: Wisconsin's Big Idea

More than a century ago, Wisconsin’s education leaders decided the boundaries of the university should reach the boundaries of the state – and beyond. Today, the Wisconsin Idea is still making Badger State life better.

At the beginning of the last century, the Wisconsin Idea was brought up alongside its older brother, progressivism. This philosophy calls for government to exist for the benefit of its citizens. While that may seem ...

The Right Night Out

Oakwood Mall fashion boutique gives back and looks good doing it

It might sound odd to have a small fashion boutique in the center of a large, box-store mall, but that didn’t stop Kim and Adam Verheyden from going outside the box to open ...

Transform Your Look ... for Good

local experts perfect the ‘microblading’ technique for amazing semi-permanent brows

It’s been said that the average woman spends about an hour a day doing her hair and makeup, so it’s no surprise that time-saving permanent ...

Repercussions

still feeling the rhythm of my old band classes

Deep in Northwestern Wisconsin, you will find the tiny town of Webster. Just outside of Webster, out in the woods, there is a house. In the basement of this house ...

Truck Over and Chow Down

Bye the Willow holds food truck and music festival

the Willow, a wine and beer lounge in Chippewa Falls, will be holding its first-ever Food Truck and Acoustic Music Festival Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival will begin outdoors with food truck eats ...

Entering the Oxbow

downtown’s newest hotel has unbreakable local spirit

In a few short days, the doors will finally swing open on The Oxbow Hotel, a brand-new boutique hotel at ...

Emcee vs. Emcee

No Coast rap battle returns to backroom at The Plus

Guess who’s back? Back again? Mr. Pizzy and Romes are bringing No Coast Raps back to The Plus! (Tell a friend.) On Sept. 23 in the Plus backroom on Graham Avenue (a.k.a. The Venue), No Coast Raps is holding ...

Kickin' It Old School

Kickball Classic is back to rock you at Cinder City Park

It’s officially autumn, and that means more than just back-to-school specials at the Farm & Fleet. That’s right; it’s time again for the Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic!

Increasing the Tempo

downtown coffee shop Caffe Tempo opening Water Street location

Just two blocks west of UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus along Water Street, a new coffee shop with a familiar name, Caffe Tempo, hopes to be a place where people of all ages and a range of artistic ...

Ibsen, Explained

Norwegian playwright the focus of director’s presentation

Current readers of crime fiction have discovered that some of the most interesting work is coming from the Nordic countries. Joe Nesbø, Norwegian musician and writer, has been selling millions ...

Power, Privilege, Protest.

Eau Queer film fest’s 7th year goes big, doesn’t flinch

he 7th annual Eau Queer Film Festival will be screened at UW-Eau Claire’s Woodland Theater October 11-15. This year’s theme “Power, Privilege, Protest: It’s Personal. It’s Political.” underlines ...

An Above-Average Evening

radio legend Keillor brings one-man show to State

While public radio legend Garrison Keillor may have recently retired from hosting A Prairie Home Companion after more than four decades, the word “retiree” does not apply to the 74-year-old Minnesotan once billed ...

This Is Land Is My Land

new local art show Land:Mine explores our precious land

Land is a solid that extends down as rock until rock becomes fluid. Land is an idea, a memory, a promise – evoking borders, blood, and belonging. Land is the word for arriving at the edge of an unnamed ...

Valley Youth Chorus Is Seeking Your Voice

Calling all fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who want to sing or love to sing: The newly formed Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus wants your voice – no audition required! Members in this mixed-voice ensemble ...

Check Out This Gear From Blugold Marching Bands Past

Imagine you are the Brittaney McCarthy, co-head manager of the Blugold Marching Band at UW-Eau Claire. It’s two or three days before marching band registration day when 350 Blugold Marching Band members ...

UWECCelebrates Entrepreneurs

For the second year, UW-Eau Claire’s College of Business is setting aside a week to celebrate and educate entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley and beyond. Entrepreneur Week runs Monday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 16, and will feature panel discussions with entrepreneurs ...

YMCA Tennis Center Gets Final City Council Ok

Time to start working on that backhand: The Eau Claire City Council has given the final OK to construction of a new Eau Claire YMCA tennis complex. The Menard Family Tennis Center will be funded ...

UWEC Ranks High on U.S. News College List

UW-Eau Claire has another reason to celebrate this fall (other than its centennial, of course): For the 22nd year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UWEC as one of the best public regional universities ...

Swimming With the Big Fish

Musky Tank Monthly Mixers aimed at budding entrepreneurs

Have an idea for a new blockbuster business? Get ready to dive into the mix with Musky Tank Monthly Mixers, a new series of social, educational, and networking opportunities for Chippewa Valley entrepreneurs ...

Ready, Set, Startup!

entrepreneurs invited to launch ideas in one short weekend with Startup 48

Chippewa Valley entrepreneurs are getting together soon for another 48 hours – and we’re not talking about the old buddy cop flick. Participants will gather Oct. 14-16 at JAMF Software in downtown ...

Little Bits of Grace

new Michael Perry book compiles best Roughneck Grace columns

If you ever called him a “celebrity” to his face, area writer and humorist Michael Perry would probably reply with his trademark humility, his deep voice murmuring something about pig farming or raising chickens. Over the years ...

Clearing up the Poverty Picture

Clear Vision plans community summit on poverty-related problems

On the international stage, summits are held to address the most troublesome problems: war, climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the like ...

Eau Claire's Creative Example

music summit, economic development gathering focus on Valley’s successes

Economic development leaders, both local and from across the state, are turning their ears to the impact music has had on the economy of the Chippewa Valley. The success of the region’s musicians ...

A Box of Clues

on a historical hunt, books uncovered, records spun, and a resurrection gone awry

Let me tell you how I first met Fannie Ingram Schwahn. How I was browsing the local antique store a few summers back when there, buried amid the flotsam and jetsam, I came upon a wedding ...

Why Are 3 Key State Gatherings Coming to Eau Claire?

Word about what’s happening in Eau Claire is spreading around Wisconsin. Over the next six weeks, three major conferences will be held downtown at the request of leaders from throughout the state ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 21, 2016

AISLE SEE YOU AT THE BEATLES CONCERT. Fans of the Fab Four were dancing in the aisles – literally – when 1964: The Tribute brought its uncanny cover show to a jam-packed State Theatre Sept. 17.

On the Cover | Sept. 21, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Jan Killian

"Alcohol Ink has become my passion! I was immediately attracted to the vivid colors and the challenge of attempting to gain control of this free-flowing ink on non-porous surface. I have been painting with the inks daily for the last two years on Yupo ..."

'Kinetic Sculpture' Wins Award, Will Stay in Eau Claire

The swirling, eye-catching creation by a Wisconsin artist has been selected as this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. With paper and online ballots, voters selected ...

Waste the Day!

Some days you need to waste, perfect temperature // and humidity in agreement with the blue sky // your mind has become, fireworks // till two in the morning long fizzled out ...