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Michelle Enger

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Time for a Trivia Marathon

WHYS radio sponsoring a 24-hour trivia contest

Michelle Enger

Get your thinking caps on because a new local contest will have you scratching your heads for the better part of 24 hours. WHYS 96.3 FM is hosting a 24-hour trivia contest Feb. 7 and 8 called “Trivia on Ice.”

Caught in the Web

UWEC alum tackles online dating in comedy series

Michelle Enger

“Love is complicated, Match is simple.” “Live. Love. True love could be right around the corner.” Online dating sites like Match, True, eHarmony and more use dating slogans like these, grabbing the attention of singles looking for love ...

Caught in the web

Michelle Enger

Love is complicated, Match is simple.” “Live. Love. True love could be right around the corner.” Online dating sites like Match, True, eHarmony and more use dating slogans like these, grabbing the attention of singles looking for love ...

Making a Joyful Noise

Nashville experience shapes teen’s third album

Michelle Enger

The Chippewa Valley is full of bright and talented musicians (even a few big names), but one rising star from Menomonie is starting to shine brighter and reach beyond Wisconsin ...

Jump-Start 2012 competition winners

Michelle Enger

The eighth annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Plan Competition winners were announced Thursday. "What's Jump-Start?" you ask? Jump-Start is a contest for entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Downtown Eau Claire. Participants must ...

Checking in with Community Television

Michelle Enger

As you may remember, a few years ago, changes in Wisconsin state legislation cut 50% of Community Televisions’s annual operating budget, but Eau Claire’s local station wasn’t the only one affected — it was the whole state ...

Is the Wisconsin state flag the worst flag ever?

Michelle Enger

The Wisconsin state flag is the worst flag ever. One man would agree and in his opinion our Wisconsin state flag is in dire need of change. Joel Christopher of the Post-Crescent wrote an article about the design of the Wisconsin flag.

City Council seat, anyone?

Michelle Enger

An at-large position on the Eau Claire City Council is now available without the process of running for election. Dana Wachs vacated the position earlier this month and applications for the position will be available. Applicants will ...

Pop-up shops getting help from online tech

Michelle Enger

Remember hearing about Milwaukee's version of pop-up shops? The specialty shops that appear for a day, a week, or sometimes longer? Well, San Francisco has found a fondness for the concept, but now they've added a technological twist ...

2012 Olympics get help from local professor's awesome charts

Michelle Enger

When watching this summer’s Olympic Games in London you may not have realized there was a part of Eau Claire that helped make them what they were this year. So “Keep Calm and Carry On” reading to find out how ...

Developments likely for both Chippewa Falls, Menomonie downtowns?

Michelle Enger

Downtown development in Chippewa Falls could start as soon as spring 2013. After first proposing their project to the city in 2007, engineer firm Short Elliott Hendrickson is finally seeing some action. The City Council voted in favor of working ...

Big Show: LeAnn Rimes Coming to State Theatre

Michelle Enger

LeAnn Rimes, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, will be performing in Eau Claire this fall. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc. proudly announced last week that Rimes will be performing an intimate acoustic evening on September 7 at ...

Developments likely for both Chippewa Falls, Menomonie downtowns?

Michelle Enger

Downtown development in Chippewa Falls could start as soon as spring 2013. After first proposing their project to the city in 2007, engineer firm Short Elliott Hendrickson is finally seeing some action. The City Council voted in favor of working ...

Developments Likely for Chippewa Falls, Menomonie Downtowns

Michelle Enger

Downtown development in Chippewa Falls could start as soon as spring 2013. After first proposing their project to the city in 2007, engineer firm Short Elliott Hendrickson is finally seeing some action. The City Council voted in favor of ...

Eau Claire getting more electric?

Michelle Enger

Green initiative continues to go underway at city hall. Last November, Eau Claire City Council budgeted $45,000 for an electric car and charging station. It has yet to be bought and now estimates put the project at least $2,500 over budget ...

New Davies Center 'Tis Open

Michelle Enger

The new W.R. Davies Student Center at UW- Eau Claire had a soft opening on Monday morning. The soft opening means that some of the services are still limited, more furniture will be brought in, and there is still some construction going on ...

August 11: Sustainable Future Fest

all-new festival to feature workshops and more

Michelle Enger, photos by Leah Dunbar

The Green Movement will reach the Chippewa Valley in style next month with a new event. The first Sustainable Future Festival will take place August 11 and organizers are hoping it will become an annual event. The festival is being held ...

Do You Need Kickstarter?

local bands look to crowdsourced funding

Eric Christenson, Michelle Enger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Using Kickstarter.com to fund an art project is as risky as it is beneficial, that should be said first. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform that hosts donations for independently designed projects (from weird inventions to homemade ...

Milwaukee to see rebirth of “circus arts?”

Michelle Enger

Remember the dog shaped balloon you got at the circus as a kid? Or the trapeze artist soaring through the sky? All the freaky clowns? Well with the help of Geoff Marsh, a professional circus entertainer, children and adults have the opportunity to...

Express declares “Eau Claire Night”

Michelle Enger

In honor of its hometown, the Eau Claire Express has been dubbed July 26 “Eau Claire Night” at Carson Park. With proof of residency, you'll receive a general admission ticket, hotdog, popcorn, and 16oz. soda for $10.

Madison among the nation's creative classiest?

Michelle Enger

It's been a little while since Volume One threw out the phrase “creative class.” In case you've forgotten, it was coined by Richard Florida, author of the global best-seller The Rise of the Creative Class. The phrase describes a socioeconomic ...

Olson’s Ice Cream represents

Michelle Enger

After reaching record highs on the Fourth of July, I think it’s safe to say we're trying to find ways to cool down. If you're the kind of person who likes to cool off via the consumption of gallons of ice cream, you could stop by infamous ...

Baby you're a firework, just own the night at Carson Park

Michelle Enger, photos by Frank H. Robinson

As you may have expected, high above Carson Park tomorrow night, you'll find the red glare of rockets – and various other colors – accompanied by the usual booms, bangs, and fzzzzzzzzzzzzz's. The annual fireworks display is at 10pm.

The guy who directed Airplane! is working for Travel Wisconsin (again)

Michelle Enger

David Zucker, director of 1980's iconic, crazy-go-nuts, screwball comedy Airplane! is returning to Wisconsin for his second tourism commercial. Previously, Zucker directed a winter-themed tourism spot with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra breaking...

On Board with the Bicycle Bus

Michelle Enger

The Dutch have done it again! First I heard about the Repair Café concept in Amsterdam, and now I hear the Netherlands has come up with another innovative way to go green – and this time it's the children who get to participate.

Anyone got a million dollar idea?

Michelle Enger

Imagine what the Chippewa Valley could do with $5 million. Well, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering millions in prize money to cities that can conjure up the best "urban innovation."

Artsy manhole covers, anyone?

Michelle Enger

Someone stopping to admire a manhole cover isn’t something you usually see someone doing. However, in Appleton, this has become a norm through “The Compassion Project.” We heard about this last week on WPR. Twelve custom manhole covers were ...

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center's 'Jubilee 2012' award winners

Michelle Enger

Supporters of the arts were honored last Thursday at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center’s Jubilee 2012 event. And what better way to honor supporters of the arts than with art itself? The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council had artist ...

Carson Park Drive, Rod & Gun Park to repoen this weekend

Michelle Enger

West Carson Park Drive and Rod & Gun Park will be reopened this coming weekend. After the windstorm on May 24 a lot of debris remained to be cleaned. The city plans to have all the remaining hanging branches and fallen trees cleared out in time ...

Menomonie steps forward with urban chickens

Michelle Enger

On Monday night, Menomonie City Council chose to allow chickens to be kept in an urban setting, approving an ordinance proposed months ago. Although a couple residents reacted negatively to the plan, the council voted unanimously in favor of ...

Clever Amsterdamers start Repair Café concept

Michelle Enger

In an effort to reduce waste and combat throwaway culture, a group of volunteers in Amsterdam have started a "Repair Café." They spend a few hours a month to repair items that would normally be thrown in the trash.