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Leaving a Legacy: CF Parks and Recreation Director Retires

after 37 years in parks and rec, Dick Hebert passes the torch onward

Fri. Apr. 9th, 2021  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Learning and growing. That’s the core mission of two men’s careers that now intersect. After nearly 37 years in the Chippewa Falls Parks, Recreation, and Forestry department, Dick Hebert is passing the torch ...

You Don’t Need to Know String Theory to Enjoy String Theory Studio

new downtown Chippewa Falls business offers fiber and crafting supplies

Wed. Apr. 7th, 2021  |  Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A passion for the arts and a passion for people are the building blocks of a new downtown business. String Theory Studio, N. Bridge St. in downtown Chippewa Falls, is a new craft store bound to satisfy locals looking for a creative outlet ...

Chippewa Falls Native Michelle Lang Stars in New Hulu Series

’I’ve enjoyed being a facilitator and helping make other people’s visions happen,’ the actress says

Thu. Mar. 25th, 2021  |  Parker Reed

A product of the Chippewa Valley is making waves on the small screen. Michelle Lang, a Chippewa Falls native, is ascending in her acting and producing career with a new series on the streaming service Hulu. The actress, producer, and author is currently co-starring ...

Five Chippewa Vallians Who Are Going Viral (in a Good Way)

these talented local creators have racked up millions of online views

Wed. Mar. 24th, 2021  |  Rebecca Mennecke

ISAAC CARLSON may be the biggest Disney fan of all time. This Eau Claire-based YouTuber explores fan theories about beloved animated films such as ...

Video of Northern Lights Over Lake Wissota Gets Worldwide Audience

time lapse by UWEC prof and photographer Justin Patchin captured interest of Good Morning America, other international news sites

Tue. Mar. 23rd, 2021  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Justin Patchin

A local photographer's breathtaking video of the northern lights over Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls has captured national attention.  On Sunday, March 20, at about 4am, UW-Eau Claire professor and photographer ...

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