You Can Tour the Historic Mabel Tainter Theater

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.

Stepping on the Stage

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 ...

5 Ways to Spell ‘Menomonie’ and Not Be Wrong

Tue. Aug. 21st, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

For those of us in the Chippewa Valley, this spelling is the “right” one – or at least the one we’re most familiar with. As with all the other spellings, the name of this Dunn County city comes from the name given by the Ojibwe people to their neighbors ...

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 ...