Into the Wild Blue Yonder

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 ...

New Bike Trail Spans I-94 in Menomonie

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 ...

Mabel Tainter Taps New Executive Director

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 ...

Fame in Vain

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by UW-Stout News 

Vanitá, a film directed by former UW-Stout professor Kevin Pontuti and starring former Menomonie resident Alexandra Loreth, won two awards at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival on ...

Feminine Melodies

Thu. Nov. 16th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

“Woman up” with powerful pieces by female composers presented by the Menomonie Singers on Nov. 19 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Enjoy the music ...

Brand New Brand Book

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

"You don’t have time to blow it." The first sentence in international branding expert David Brier’s newly published hard copy and e-book, Brand Intervention: 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have into the Brand You Need, is prophetic.

My Father, My Hero

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  Timothy Dolan

As we plan our Veteran’s Day ceremony at Menomonie Middle School, I am almost giddy having just confirmed with my father, David Dolan – former Marine and Vietnam veteran ...

Meet Dunn County’s Restless Spirits

Wed. Oct. 18th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

‘Tis the season for fun – and a little fright. You’ll get both – as well as a healthy dose of history – during the Halloween-themed Ghosts of Dunn County event Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie.

The Right Bites

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017  |  Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘I’m up to my elbows in cheesecake batter,” George tells me, and a smile stretches across my face. Something about spending a Monday morning covered in cheesecake batter sounds absolutely glorious. For George Weimer, it’s how he spends a lot of his mornings at Dairyland Bakery in Menomonie ...

Jeremiah Got the Bullfrog

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

Bullfrog Fish Farm, a Chippewa Valley family favorite destination for fishing and foodstuff on the outskirts of Menomonie, has changed hands after being owned and operated by its “soul proprietor” Herby Radmann ...

Sweat and Sawdust: The Menomonie woodworkers behind high-profile projects in the Valley

Wed. May. 3rd, 2017  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Timothy Mather, Christopher Bartlett

Aaron Wallace ended up in Menomonie when he was 20 years old – “for a girl,” he sheepishly told me, “while I was logging with my dad.” Wallace comes from a whole line of loggers – his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all lumbermen. So you could say he’s got a natural connection to wood ...