Leinie's Goes Big

famous local brewery to throw huge birthday party

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017  |  Max Martinson

Leinenkugel’s began brewing beer in Chippewa Falls in 1867, and they’re still going strong as ever. The storied local brewery and the family that has owned and operated it all this time are celebrating 150 years ...

More Fun Than You Can Handle

Northern Wis. State Fair brings big-time fun to Valley

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get ready to enjoy some delicious fair food, entertainment by nationally known performers (including The Beach Boys, Clint Black, Dennis DeYoung with the music of Styx, and Granger Smith) ...

Eight Decades of Art

retrospective features Susan Phelps Pearson’s paintings, assemblages

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...

Cheers to Beers

Leinie’s Family Reunion celebrates 150 years of beers

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Neal Bennett

The Leinenkugel brothers invite you to their annual ragin’ get-together at the Leinie Lodge to say thank you to Leinie loyalists and beer-lovin’ Wisconsinites of every walk of life. Enjoy family, food, beer ...

Discover Wisconsin Features Chippewa Falls

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017  |  V1 Staff

An upcoming episode of the travel TV series Discover Wisconsin will feature Chippewa Falls in a starring role. The episode, titled “Chippewa Falls – Pure Fun For Everyone,” will premiere on the weekend ...

8 Can't-Miss Chippewa Falls Events

get these gatherings on your calendar pronto

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In Chippewa Falls, the calendar is filled to the brim with annual events, celebrations, and more! Here’s a compilation of can’t-miss happenings for the next 12 months ...

Fostering the Business Ecosystem

for the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, cooperation is key to growth

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

The story of Chippewa County has always been one of entrepreneurs and innovators, from people with household names like Jacob Leinenkugel and Seymour Cray to scores of unsung business owners whose ...

What's in a Name?

the people behind the monikers you see around Chippewa Falls

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  The Chippewa County Historical Society

William Irvine was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1851. When he was only 15 he moved to Chippewa Falls and was employed by the sawmill. At age 22 he married Adelaide Beardsley in Mount Carroll and the two made their home at Chippewa Falls. They had one adopted daughter ...

A New Place to Fish

Erickson Park will have accessible fishing pier, boat launch

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

By next year, a vacant piece of land across from Chippewa Falls’ famed Irvine Park will be transformed into a new park complete with a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and boat launch, a family area and pavilion ...

Riverfront Revival

downtown Chippewa Falls’ new park project brings visitors down to the water

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

Considering that Chippewa Falls was born along the river, it’s fitting that its next chapter is taking root there, too. Work is ongoing to transform what was once an underused commercial and industrial ...

Cheers to Oktoberfest

a beer-lovers' German cultural celebration in the heart of Chippewa Falls

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Oktoberfest that gives me the urge to throw on a dirndl. I’m pretty sure I could rock the Alpine cap as well (though that's not traditional for us German women) ...

A Spirited Effort to Tap Into Downtown

just one year after opening, Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. is an award-winning hotspot

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When asked if he imagined achieving the kind of success he and his partner, Kurt Schneider, have found one year after opening the Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co., Jim Stirn ...

Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair

Northern Wisconsin State Fair has meant summer fun since 1897

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Hillary Bell, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When the smells of cotton candy and popcorn fill the air, you hear the cheerful sounds of a carousel, and get a sight of the top of the Ferris Wheel, you’ll know the fair is here ...

Adding on for a Growing Family

Chippewa Valley Family YMCA ponders a new capital campaign for renovation, expansion

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Hannah Mumm

The YMCA is a gathering place for the whole community. It is meant to be an inclusive space – it’s not limited to those who can afford membership at an upscale gym – that promoting wellness ...

A Dam Fine History

Lake Wissota and the dam that created it turn 100 this year

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

Lake Wissota, one of Chippewa Falls' crown jewels – which sparkles like hundreds of diamonds on a sunny day – and the dam that created it celebrate their 100th birthday this year ...

25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley - a Volume One Web App

flip thru local hiking trail maps with this web app

Wed. May. 17th, 2017  |  Rob Reid

Explore every hiking trail near Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie with this interactive web-app. Flip thru 25 trails to see aerial Google Earth views, photos, official trail maps, and Google Map directions to each trail.

Don't Pass by the Past

travel in time to the fur trade era in Chippewa Falls

Tue. May. 9th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

Step back into an authentic reenactment of a huge 1800s French fur trading camp at the 14th annual “The Past Passed Here” from Thursday, May 11, through Sunday, May 14, at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls ...

Get on the Beer Bus

Eau Claire Brew Hop will offer local brewery tours

Mon. May. 8th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Western Wisconsin – particularly the Chippewa Valley – is home to many local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. A new service called Eau Claire Brew Hop, the area’s the first and only craft brewery ...

Transatlantic Brew

for big anniversary, Leinie’s goes back to its German roots

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

The new Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Lager has been described as a “marriage” made in beer heaven. Chippewa Valley beer connoisseurs can taste this specially crafted beer at a local launch open to the public on Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8pm at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls ...

Escaping the Weather

new musical comedy is a road trip from snowy Wisconsin to sunny Florida

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017  |  Haley Wright

Snowbirds, an original musical comedy by local composer and retired music teacher Jerry Way, will be performed at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls March 23-26 ...

Perfecting Their Chops

Chippewa Falls hotel restaurant raises the steaks

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017  |  Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Word on the street: Tucked inside the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in downtown Chippewa Falls is a new restaurant that will have you licking your chops – literally! The Wissota Chophouse ...

Old Xcel Energy Sign Re-Energized

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2016  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Irvine Park isn’t the only place in Chippewa Falls ablaze with light this holiday season. Xcel Energy recently refurbished and relit the iconic NSP sign that has been atop the hydroelectric plant ...