The young Hmoob (Hmong) professional knows what it’s like to be an outsider and need help. When she was 10 years old, her mother and her four younger siblings took flight from a refugee camp in Thailand. This chance at a new future came to fruition when the family landed at the Chippewa Valley Regional
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By Brian Sheridan Attraction and retention. It’s the new goal of businesses in the Chippewa Valley and around the country as the hunt for employees, both new and skilled, continues. Unemployment rates are the lowest they have been in nearly a decade at 4.7 percent in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While
By Brian Sheridan The people of Eau Claire better prepare as the other River City comes to town. The nearly 60-year-old production of “The Music Man,” will be put on by the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild in The State Theater.
By Brian Sheridan Wisconsin kicks off and rides into Bike Week in Eau Claire from June 2-12 for a week of trail riding, cycling education and entertainment. Eau Claire started its kickoff event Tuesday outside The Local Store where Volume One, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), the Wisconsin Bike Federation, Eau Claire bikers
By Brian Sheridan Farming has long been a part of the Eau Claire community. For over 20 years now farmers have been bringing produce to the downtown farmers market to share their bounty of the season. Over time, the downtown farmers market’s popularity outgrew its old location on Galloway Street and moved to Phoenix Park. The
The yellow brick road went through Irvine Park and the Northern Wisconsin State Fair grounds on Saturday in Chippewa Falls. The third annual Oz Run had witches, flying monkeys and tin men, but it also had two organizations receiving donations from the event. Irvine Park and Chippewa County 4-H are the recipients of The
By Pete Winslow One of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s star football players is about to embark on a once in a lifetime journey. Senior offensive lineman Isiah Cage signed a three year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, and will have a shot at a spot on the roster. Cage was an anchor in the offensive
By Zachary Katz Eau Claire’s stage scene is teeming with musical and comedic excellence. What it’s less known for producing, though, is true-to-form drama. With his theatre production company Downstage Left, Jake Lindgren is progressively working to fill that void. The UW-Eau Claire grad’s latest venture is titled The Amish Project, a play written by
By Symone Foster After two long years of planning the Lismore Hotel has finally opened up shop. It’s the first full-service hotel to be open in downtown Eau Claire. The hotel features 112 guest rooms,a rooftop bar, coffee shop and breakfast lunch and dinner. All amenities are open to the public.
By Mackenzie Amundsen As Donald Trump claims his spot as the Republican nominee in the presidential race, his recent campaign stop in Eau Claire takes on new significance. More than 1,600 people attended his rally at Memorial High School. The crowd chanted in support of his plans to build a wall and stop the flow
By Mackenzie Amundsen From the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, to Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, football has played an integral part in Isiah Cage’s life. The Uni versity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior made Blugold history on Saturday night after getting the phone call so many athletes