Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018 | Lauren Fisher
Beth Jean’s first business cards sported a picture of her riding a unicorn. Her childhood inspiration was Miss Piggy of the Muppets; in adulthood she looks up to Dolly Parton. Both had big personalities ...
Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018 | Tori Johnson, photos by Timothy Mather
A new microbrewery in Menomonie will host its grand opening celebration on Dec. 1. Zymurgy will add flavor and passion to our community with a party for all (21 and over, of course) ...
Markquart moves into Menomonie to offer friendly sales and services
Thu. Nov. 15th, 2018
Three generations have built a strong association between the Markquart name and easy, personable car sales in the Chippewa Valley over the past 50 years.
Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018 | Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather
After a four-month closure beginning in the spring, Rehab (631 Broadway St. S), formerly a bar in downtown Menomonie, reopened at the beginning of October as an 18-plus club.
region’s election outcomes reflect state results
Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018 | Tom Giffey
A slim margin of victory in the Chippewa Valley helped propel Tony Evers to an even narrower statewide win over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 6.
Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018 | UW-Stout News , photos by UW-Stout News
UW-Stout brought the number of its undergraduate majors to 50 after the UW System Board of Regents approved a proposal to add a bachelor of Science degree in video production ...
Last Comic finalist Erin Jackson headlines the Mabel
Thu. Oct. 18th, 2018 | Abby Norton
Once known for performances at local universities and comedy clubs on the East Coast, Erin Jackson has quite a made a name for herself at comedy clubs and theaters all over the U.S. ...
Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018 | photos by Taylor Smith
TOWER OF POWER. In case you didn’t know by now, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area is a 707-acre unit of the Wisconsin state park system near Menomonie. A network of trails provides access to wooded hills, prairie, and wetlands – and a 60-foot observation tower.
Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018 | V1 Staff
The late Charles Sorensen devoted more than quarter century to UW-Stout, and now his name will live on at the university’s Menomonie campus.
Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018 | Lauren Fisher
The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts’ upcoming season is laugh-worthy, thanks to the addition of a regular comedy series that will run September through November and February through April ...
after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Emilee Wentland, photos by Joel Pearish
Sarah Godsave hasn’t been shopping at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op for long, but that doesn’t mean the co-op hasn’t impacted her life.
Menomonie Public Library educates public, introduces news-related events
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Emilee Wentland, photos by Timothy Mather
Libraries have been keeping the general public informed since their dawn in the 17th century.
New Mabel Tainter director is already in love
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather
After eight weeks on the job, Jeff McSweeney is still in awe of his new workplace. Considering that workplace is the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – a historically designated, internationally recognized gem – the feeling might not change anytime soon ...
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Tom Giffey
If you’ve never visited the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – or even if you have – you owe it to yourself to take a tour the building, a Romanesque Revival masterpiece right here in the Chippewa Valley.
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Julia van Allen
UW-Stout is one of few polytechnic universities in the country to offer such a range of specialized programs. Students from across the country flock to Menomonie to learn about these fields ...
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Lauren Fisher, photos by Rachel Worthing
This fall, two new breweries will open in Menomonie, each offering its own spin on beer and barroom fun.
"I live for today. I dream for tomorrow, and I learn from yesterday." – Fulton Holtby
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | Diana Peterson, photos by Taylor Smith
Innovation is the essence of the Holtby Exhibit at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie. This new exhibit mixes the art of technology with history, communicating that anything is possible ...
save the date for these big community happenings
Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018 | V1 Staff, photos by Timothy Mather
As cities go, Menomonie may be relatively small, but it boasts an annual calendar filled with big events for residents and visitors alike.
Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018 | Emilee Wentland
Calling all pasta lovers: An Italian fare food truck is hitting up Food Truck Friday. Netty Q’s, based in Menomonie, specializes in Italian dishes from salads to pasta ...
Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters
Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018 | Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather
Fly high on Aug. 4 at the Sixth Annual Menomonie Airfest and Autorama. This event is a full day of planes and cars that will entertain kids and adults alike. This year’s excitement will feature a two-hour acrobatic airplane show ...
Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018 | Tom Giffey
The City of Menomonie has added to its growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system by paving a new trail segment that crosses Interstate 94, linking the north and south sides of town. In recent weeks the city completed blacktopping ...
Menomonie Co-Op Supports Local Ag Through New Grant
Wed. Jun. 27th, 2018 | Lauren Fisher
Rachel Henderson was never much of an animal person. When she and her husband, Anton Ptak, first began integrating contracted cattle and hog grazing into their orchard operations at ...
Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018 | Tom Giffey
The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie has hired an arts administrator from Illinois as its new executive director. Jeff McSweeney, who most recently was executive director of Youth Music Illinois in Peoria ...
Fri. May. 18th, 2018 | Tom Giffey
In 1958, hoping to provide a creative outlet for residents and to help preserve the historic Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater, a group of forward-thinking Menomonie residents created the Menomonie Theater Guild ...
Fri. May. 4th, 2018 | Emilee Wentland
Nothing pairs as nicely as live music and a cup of coffee, but why not add some artwork into the mix? Mother-daughter duo Jean and Nora Jean O’Dea are teaming up for an art show starting May 4 at the Acoustic Cafe in Menomonie ...