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Food Entrepreneur Roundtable and a tour of Forage Eau Claire

Roundtable

Forage Eau Claire recently held a roundtable for Food Entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley.  The event was sponsored by Forage and the Western Dairyland Business Center. The discussion included the growth of Forage, the difficulties of being a food entrepreneur, and a tour of the Forage commercial kitchen and new pop-up food event space. The event was led by Forage owners Kristen Dexter and Michelle Thiede.

When Great Lakes Water Is 'Public' And When It Isn't

Community members and advocacy groups opposing the bid by Foxconn and the city of Racine for Lake Michigan water are zeroing on a specific issue: The request amounts to a water utility sourcing the Great Lakes almost entirely for the use of one private company.

Public water utilities serve industrial customers all the time — Racine currently has about 40 — yet Wisconsin is confronting the inherent tension of fueling a private for-...

Frigg - live in Eau Claire - Don't miss them!

Frigg

Folk, fiddles, and fun come to Eau Claire on Sunday. We were planning on heading on over to the cities next week to see Frigg at the Cedar Cultural Center. But this afternoon I was looking at (embarrasingly, my own) calendar on the site and realized they are playing in Eau Claire on Sunday.  Free and open to the public at Schofield Auditorium at UWEC.

Combining deep Finnish folk roots with a lot of swinging music and fun, Frigg is always a joy to see and listen to.  Here's some sample...

How Americans Forgot And Rediscovered The Values Of Farmers' Markets

In a highly connected age of smartphone shopping and new automated grocery delivery services, a trip to a local farmers' market can seem like an anachronistic journey to the past. The streets and parking lots where markets are often held find neighbors greeting each other amid fresh produce and baked goods as live music fills the air, creating a different atmosphere than supermarkets, much less a glowing screen at home.

But community markets were once far more common in communities...

Sen. Vinehout ~ What Can We Do to Protect Our Water?

What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water quality.

This week we celebrate Earth Day. Forty-eight years ago, Wisconsin’s own Gaylord Nelson first gathered with 20 million Americans in support of environmental issues. Celebrating the earth means being mindful stewards of...

NWF Statement on AG Schuette Suing Tug Company Responsible for Mackinac Straits Spill

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, 734.887.7119, [email protected]

 

 

NWF Statement on AG Schuette Suing Tug Company Responsible for Mackinac Straits Spill

 

(Ann Arbor, MI) -- Attorney General Bill...

Snow in the Chippewa Valley Continues

Winter Landscape

Although there have been breaks, snow in the Chippewa Valley continues to fall, and will keep falling through the evening. Here at Wis.Community Central we have something like 9" of snow on the ground, with light snow continuing. Current forecasts for the area say snow will continue to fall until about 10 PM tonight. Personally I am getting tired of seeing that red storm warning banner at the top of the front page and look forward to possibly having it disappear by morning.

Travel...

NWF Statement on Temporary Shutdown of Line 5 Amid Lake Swells Topping 12 Feet

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, [email protected], 734-757-0408 (cell)

 

Earlier today, Senator Gary Peters released a statement revealing that Enbridge is suspending operation of its Line 5 oil pipeline amid swells in the Straits of Mackinac topping 12 feet. Senator Peters’ statement is reprinted here in whole as reference:

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Be Careful Out There!

winter landscape

Current warning for Chippewa, Dunn, and St. Croix Counties

AREAS AFFECTED : CHIPPEWA; DUNN; ST. CROIX ...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... ...SEVERE WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS ALSO LIKELY ACROSS THE REST OF THE SOUTHERN HALF OF MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BEGINNING LATE TODAY... .A significant winter storm will develop this afternoon and continue through Saturday night. All precipitation types,...

August 4, 2017

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