Tag Archives: Eau Claire

Wisconsin College Republicans reject Trump

By Lara Bockenstedt In a third-floor classroom at UW-Eau Claire’s Schneider Hall, College Republicans convened on the brink of 2016 elections. “Get to the office, make some calls, knock some doors, whatever you can,” Vice Chair, Sam Heiden said encouraging members to take advantage of volunteer opportunities. “Really do that last push to get Republican,

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Eau Claire celebrates Bike Week

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

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Eau Claire Mexican community rejects Trump’s wall

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

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Eau Claire Farmer’s Market kicks off with spring produce

By Cruzin Perkins Saturday hosted the first of many with the season opener of the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Eau Claire. With great weather, attendance was more than usual on an opening day. According to Farmer’s Market Manager, Deidra Barrickman, this season opener had the most vendors she could ever remember on an opening day at

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Eau Claire detective explains reality in sensitive crimes

By Helen White Olivia Benson. Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Nick Stokes. These names are familiar to those who surf the channels between crime shows, watching detectives take down criminals in often-grisly cases. But the reality of the “Special Victims Unit” is far more complex. “They’re obviously very entertaining, I can’t say that I don’t watch them

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Eau Claire Express owner raises bar for baseball experience

By Travis Nyhus Come the last day of May, fans will file into Carson Park to take in the 2016 season opener for the Eau Claire Express baseball team. Some, hard-core fans, others just there for the game day atmosphere. The focus won’t be on behind-the-scenes events that led to the Express’s formation. Bill Rowlett

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Record store owner revives Eau Claire’s love for music

By Parker Reed Eau Claire music lovers finally have a place to discover new music, meet new people, and feed their desire for all things vinyl thanks to one small business owner. “The first time I stepped into the original Revival Records,” Ryan Miller says, “I noticed something very out of the ordinary compared to

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Eau Claire native returns to open home goods store

By Amanda Thao With a modern white exterior and vast windows, pedestrians squint past the afternoon sun for a closer look at Red’s Mercantile, the new home goods store located on the corner of Wisconsin and North Dewey Street. Through its metal-handled red door, the shop is full of filtered sunlight and surrounded in warm

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UW-Eau Claire student tells story of self-discovery

Editor’s Note:  The video accompanying this story contains mention of  child abuse, alcohol abuse, suicide and transphobia. By Kessa Albright Annie Titus: mayor, parent, trucker, student, writer, woman. Titus has held all these titles in her life, but coming to terms with her identity as a transgender woman was the starting point of her journey to self-discovery. Titus

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Software engineer gives a helping hand in China

By Sidan Qi It was harvest time in a small village of Qinghai, China. Seeing villagers reap wheat with their shovels, Greg Munson decided to join them. As soon as he took up the shovel, the villagers burst into laughter at his failed attempts to harvest wheat. “I thought if all the technology went away,

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