A Kalieding Collaboration

Shannon Hoyt- It’s not just grandma’s attic. In fact, it’s thrift stores, estate sales, auctions, junkyards and local connections that have made their mark on Kaleidoscope, a newly established furniture store right on our very own Main Street in Menomonie.   Jessica Goodpaster, a local student studying interior design, and partner Brittany Rudau, also sharing…

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County supervisors set 10 year plan to clean lake

By Hannah Lundquist —   If you are a student that has ever traveled between north and south campus in the spring or fall, then you are probably aware of the horrible smell that comes off Lake Menomin. This comes from the high levels of phosphorus in the lake, which causes all of the algae, which…

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Music in Menomonie: A tale of three artists

By Matt Gundrum — There’s a problem here in Menomonie.   Don’t worry, I’m not talking about a sociopolitical decay in the community structure.  I’m referring to the local music scene. Or lack thereof.   However, three local artists spread across three genres are determined to promote the scene and help it grow with their own…

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Wine Bar Adds New Twist to Downtown Scene

By Matthew Gundrum — Does Menomonie need another bar? Most would say no. But what about a bar built on the philosophy of genuine appreciation? The Barrel Room wine bar is one of the newest additions to Menomonie’s Main Street strip. Owners Rick and Mary Bygd opened the establishment in August 2014. Rick, a former electrical…

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Mabel Tainter Hosts Fall Bash

By Matthew Gundrum —  Menomonie’s historic theater, Mabel Tainter, continues to celebrate its 125th anniversary with a weekend-long event called Mabel’s Fall Fling. The event kicks off with Music Night on Friday, September 25 at the Mabel Tainter Theater from 5-10p.m. and will feature music from regional bands, various food vendors from the Chippewa Valley, and…

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Talking buildings: Part two

By Gilligan Gonzo — About halfway to Jarvis Hall the edges of my vision started to constrict inward. The world was slowly fading away as my brain, desperate for sleep, had finally had enough and decided to call it quits, and for the first time in nearly a week, I fell asleep. The concrete woke…

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Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes — Track and Field The Blue Devil track and field teams wrapped up their team season this past weekend with a good showing at the WIAC Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.) took home two WIAC titles in the 5000-meter and 10000-meter run, while Austin Zett (Sr, Presque Island,…

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Color Dash returns to brighten Menomonie community

By Billy Tuite — Hundreds of community members and University of Wisconsin–Stout students gathered in Wakanda Park May 2 to take part in the Color Dash 5K run/walk and raise money for the Menomonie Theater Guild. The Color Dash is an untimed fun-run marathon that puts a greater focus on community and entertainment rather than competition….

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Get hyped: Summer films

By Matthew Gundrum — “Jurassic World” (June 12) It has been 14 years since Jurassic Park III was released. The film was a success, and Spielberg showed immediate interest in producing a fourth. However, lack of dedication to the project kept it up in the air until 2012, when a concrete draft of the script was…

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New usability lab

By Andrew Lehn — University of Wisconsin–Stout has plans to offer new research services to students and outside clients in the form of the Stout User Experience Center, which will be housed on the 3rd floor of the renovated Harvey Hall. So many students design products and items that users interact with, and all of these…

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Blue Devil athletics cap off another good year

By Matt Haile — University of Wisconsin–Stout athletics have had success all across the board throughout their fall, winter and spring seasons. The Blue Devils women’s golf team was able to recapture the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, earning them a trip back to the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship in just a few weeks….

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Student Org Spotlight: Professional Association of Communicators

By Barbara Young — Do you have a love for perfectly crafted Facebook messages and beautifully worded memos? How about document organization and creation? If you do, then check out the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Professional Association of Communicators (PAC). The org focuses on networking with professionals in the communication field along with learning about and experiencing…

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Stout baseball chirps are not for the birds

By  Garrett Aleckson — Chanting is a big tradition in sports. Teammates chant to each other so that they are involved in the game and because it helps teammates become closer. Although there are general chants that are specific to the sport being played, each team has different chants that they use throughout games. The University…

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Ask 5000 horror stories

By Randi Hirte — The screen flickers, your unsaved document flashes in front of your eyes just before the whole laptop darkens. Your cry echoes throughout the dorm. You press the power button, but there is no sign of life. The clock ticks in the background, five hours until your midterm is due. What are…

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