Minn. man plans brewery, distillery in Chippewa Falls
Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015 | Katy Macek
Look out Leinie’s, there’s a new brewery in town – or at least there soon will be.
James Stirn of Savage, Minn., was searching for a place for his proposed brewery and distillery to call home when he stumbled across Chippewa Falls ...
new visitors center opens in downtown CF
Tue. Feb. 17th, 2015 | Caleb Gerdes
The brand-new Visitors Center at 1 N. Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls has had its doors open for only a short while and the beautifully designed building still has that just-moved-in-smell – a smell of hope, happiness, and prosperity ...
Chippewa Falls YMCA class aims to boost health practices and banish dieting and bad habits for young women
Tue. Jan. 20th, 2015 | Jessica Amaris
In a nation that makes the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show about as big as the oscars, it’s no surprise we find young girls going to the extremes to be the next Gisele Bundchen and anxiously Googling the fastest ways to lose weight...
legendary Chippewa Falls Santa Chuck Card chats about candy canes, carols, and fake whiskers
Fri. Nov. 14th, 2014 | Tom Giffey
For a quarter of a century, community booster extraordinaire Chuck Card has brought Santa Claus to life in Chippewa Falls. Whether you attend the annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade (mark your calendars for Dec. 6 this year), line up to sit ...
Chippewa Falls’ legendary (and legendarily haunted) Sheeley House reopens
Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014 | Zack Katz
After serving customers for well over a century, the closing of a local business with history dating back to the Civil War era felt strangely sudden. In hindsight, the Sheeley House Saloon in Chippewa Falls embodies an element of permanence ...
in 1935, a bunch of guys from Chippewa Falls came close to beating the Green Bay Packers – at least for the first half
Fri. Sep. 5th, 2014 | Tom Giffey
These days, when the Green Bay Packers come to town, it’s to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. In the old days, it was to butt heads with the locals on the gridiron to prepare for the regular season. Nearly 80 years ago ...
have fun (and funnel cake) at the Northern Wis. State Fair
Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014 | Tyler Jennings Henderson
The Northern Wisconsin State Fair promises to be a “family affair” featuring more music, entertainment, rides, exhibits, and fair food than you can shake a corndog stick at. Bank Mutual is sponsoring the annual fair in Chippewa Falls, now in its ...
Heyde Center showcases five local artists across mediums
Wed. Feb. 19th, 2014 | Emily Albrent, photos by Luong Huynh
A group of artists have come together to form the February showcase this month at The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Guest curator Ashley Voss said initially the exhibit was going to be interactive, but at the last minute ...
Heyde gathers works from top Chippewa Valley talent
Thu. Sep. 12th, 2013 | Hope Greene, photos by Andrea Paulseth
“A Gathering” is a major exhibit of local artists currently showing at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Fifteen area artists of the highest caliber have gathered their work into a large show of some of the best visual art ...
Thu. Aug. 29th, 2013 | Emily Albrent
There is a fine line between love and hate, or in this case, murder. Chippewa Falls author Laurie Norlander’s novel Mirror Images follows a young woman named Maddy, who suspects that her former boyfriend, Nic, may be more violent than she ever ...
documentary looks at Chippewa Falls’ computing history
Wed. Jul. 17th, 2013 | Emily Albrent
Between checking Facebook every couple of hours and Tweeting to our hearts content, we forget that computers have a huge impact on our lives – and locally, on our community. As a reminder, the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and ...
Chippewa Falls event revives fur trade, lumbering eras
Tue. Apr. 23rd, 2013 | Tom Giffey
Hollywood’s got it all wrong: Time travel doesn’t require a futuristic machine. All you need is some historical knowledge and imagination, although guys in buckskin help, too. These elements...
new Heyde Center show covers duo of mediums
Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013 | Hope Greene, photos by Jessica Vollmer
The Heyde Center for the Arts occupies a grand position overlooking downtown Chippewa Falls. Once a temple to education as McDonell Memorial High School, it now houses the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, providing a needed venue ...
holiday theater and music show comes to the Heyde Center
Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012 | Anna Field
At Christmas is family friendly Minneapolis based production that’s coming to the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on December 7th at 7:30pm ...
annual Oktoberfest mania returns to Chippewa Falls
Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012 | Emily Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth
ober is upon us, and that means it’s time to break out the accordions, brats, and lederhosen to celebrate the area’s German heritage at Oktoberfest. Taking place at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, this year’s ...
Chippewa Falls winery wins state competition
Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012 | Katelyn Hendren
River Bend Vineyard and Winery of Chippewa Falls won the Best of Class award at the Wisconsin State Fair Wine Competition held on June 21. Wines entered in the competition are placed into various divisions based on the type of wine submitted ...
stage and radio show to visit Chippewa Falls
Tue. May. 15th, 2012 | Lindsey Quinnies
After forming a band called the RiverBenders with his friends and seeing other live talent pass through his venue, theater owner Mac Cherry decided it would be fun to do a variety show and feature a mix of entertainers. So became the Big River ...
Chippewa group has been doing it since before it was cool
Wed. Feb. 22nd, 2012 | Lindsey Quinnies
The notion of organic food stores and local food co-ops in 1980 was certainly an innovative one, which is exactly why Chippewa Falls residents Barb Harling and Kathy Mandelert founded CHIPS, the Chippewa Falls Organic Food Buying Club. Together ...
Chippewa Falls clinic re-teaches your body how to care for itself
Wed. Jan. 25th, 2012 | Brett Bachman, photos by Andrea Paulseth
What has Chippewa Valley residents ranting and raving about alternative health? Everyday people, just like you, are turning their lives upside down through a comprehensive program being offered right in our backyard. Dr. Mike and Julie Court of ...
the newly planned gateway to Chippewa’s downtown
Wed. Jan. 11th, 2012 | Emily Kuhn
“We’re not just doing it to make a park. We’re doing it so the park will stimulate other property owners to invest in properties and do other things, and that’s what we’re seeing now.” – Chippewa Falls City Planner Jayson Smith
‘hot’ new Thai restaurant opens in Chippewa Falls
Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011 | Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth
When Mahli Thai owner Terri Wilson first discovered the former Bridge Street Station in downtown Chippewa Falls was an empty lot for sale, inspiration and possibility burst from her curious mind. It was early 2011 and she and her husband Tom were ...
progressive apolitical event FightingBobFest comes to Chippewa Falls
Thu. May. 12th, 2011 | Emily Anderson, photos by V1 Staff & Contributors
“We are not campaigning for anyone. ... (Speakers) are not there for their party; they are there for their ideas.” – Jim Dunning, an event coordinator of FightingBobFest
new apparel company in Chippewa Falls
Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011 | Lisa de Felice, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Breath of Life, which is partnered with Menomonie’s Ambient Visions Ink, offers apparel with designs created entirely by the local trio. As of now, they offer T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hats, but plan to add jeans, shorts, dress shirts...
locally produced musical tracks big year of history
Thu. Mar. 17th, 2011 | Kristin Frosch, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Shortly after the Civil War, Chippewa Falls, full of enterprise and interest, became incorporated as a Wisconsin city. And now the Heyde Center is bringing that history to the stage with an entertaining twist in Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical.
new Chippewa eatery latest to go ‘all local’
Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011 | Dacia Miller
So it’s a Saturday night and you need a new place to eat. Ralph’s Red Apple Grill just opened up in Chippewa Falls so you give it a shot. You might walk in and think you see a homey version of an Applebees. But look closer.