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Country Fest Postponed to 2021

despite their darndest efforts, Cadott music festival cancels August event

Joining the bandwagon of other high-profile music festivals in the Chippewa Valley, Country Fest is postponing its August festival until June 24-26, 2021 ...

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UWEC, UW-Stout Plan to Open for Fall Semester

campuses will implement health and safety measures, including social distancing and use of masks

University leaders say they collaborated to put “comprehensive safety plans” in place to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, and students upon return, including ...

LOCAL LIT: ‘Father Time’

My son and I stand in the driveway on this warm May evening – 10 weeks into coronavirus isolation. It’s fully dark, with the thinnest crescent moon rising. Suddenly, he bursts down the sidewalk yelling ...

Virtual Vigil for George Floyd Planned in Eau Claire

online event will address race, hate crime, police brutality

On Sunday afternoon, Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, the president of Eau Claire-based Uniting Bridges, and Aja St. Germaine, a third-year UW-Eau Claire English student, will host an online vigil in remembrance ...

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County, City of Eau Claire Extend COVID-19 Orders

county rules now allow outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people

A day after the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Eau Claire County exceeded 100 for the first time, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department extended an order intended to slow the spread of ...

The Middle of the Road

what your walking says about you

A few short months ago, back when this country’s quarantine was in its toddler stage, I was driving through my neighborhood past quiet houses with dark windows. The sun was ...

Twin Cities Comic’s New Standup Special Recorded in Eau Claire

Menomonie native Tim Harmston has a soft spot for the Valley’s comedy scene

Standup comic Tim Harmston is here to help. On May 1, the comedian and Menomonie native released his second album, "The Whim of Tim," which was recorded live right here in Eau Claire at The Plus and ...