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Bless these pests: Welcoming the garden invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

Finding stillness in the storm: Family camping in the best and worst of times

Taking the kids camping usually sounds like a great idea, until it’s not. Author BJ Hollars brings us a story ...

‘Community gratitude’: Lessons learned on the road to cancer recovery

Taking notice and being thankful for the family and community we have around us often occurs when we’re facing our ...

My mother’s tea: Skepticism and love of family traditions

Many of us grow up questioning our parents’ methods and traditions, only to find ourselves embracing them later in life. ...

With her app HmongPhrases, Madison woman works to keep Hmong language alive

Eau Claire resident Tifanie Moua grew up speaking Hmong with her family. But as she got older, she started to ...

Dear Abby, Ask Ann Landers And Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Legendary advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren dished out wise and witty advice to millions of readers for ...

Conjuring The Ghost Of Christmas Past

Just in time for the holidays author BJ Hollars brings us a Christmas story about an Eau Claire newspaper’s determination ...

The Pen Project Gives Voice to Incarcerated Authors and Artists

A La Crosse County government building is an unexpected gallery space, but in a way, the works by current and ...

The Beast Of The East Hill: An Urban Wildlife Tracking Expedition

Was it a badger? Was it a bobcat? Or was it just an abnormally large, trash-eating house cat? Author BJ ...

‘I Still Remember’: A Woman’s Journey From Laos To Eau Claire

In the mid-1970s, Lisa Chue Thao and her family had to leave their whole world behind. Their farm, their friends, ...

Calling The Crops: Finding Solace In Fruits And Vegetables

As the coronavirus pandemic has left more people stuck inside, a yearning to get back to nature has flourished. This ...

No Man Ever Steps In The Same River Twice: Fishing the Eau Claire

It’s only human to want to relive the past, to recreate the good old days. But, it’s a tough task; ...

A Mother’s Voice: A Lifetime Of Reading With The Kids

A mother’s voice can wrap us in warm blankets. It can guide gently or yank us back from the cliff. ...

Essential Transit: Buses Adapt During Coronavirus Pandemic

The phrase essential worker has been used a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. It typically describes people who leave their ...

Faith, HOPE and Love: Anticipating A Better Tomorrow While Safer At Home

People are using a lot of coping mechanisms to get through these days. For writer Jan Larson, it’s hope, faith, ...