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Job Shadow: WEAU’s Stephanie Olsen

By Taylor Pomasl Meet Stephanie Olsen. The recent college grad is now WEAU Channel 13’s producer for the noon and 5p.m. news, operating the entire news cast from behind the scenes. Olsen was raised in a small town in southwest Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Local artist incorporates modern dance into her art

By Lauren Hoium Barbara Shafer shows her love for modern dance on her canvas. “I always wanted to be a ballerina,” said Shafer, who works as a modern dance instructor in addition to being a self-employed artist. Over the past … Continue reading

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Eau Claire baker makes bread, sweet buns, a tradition

By Lara Bockenstedt If showing up is one of the more important things to be done in life, Sue Ranney is an expert. Long before the sun makes its appearance, Ranney shows up at Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop each weekday … Continue reading

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Creative fun a staple at local tie-dye factory

By Kim North It’s Saturday afternoon, and the four girls who’ve just walked into the Fun Dye Factory within their mom are giggling as they point out the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink all mixed together in … Continue reading

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Video editor brings new dynamic to university

By Kyle Naber Rob Mattison can’t remember a time he was ever afraid of monsters. Even as a child, he found monsters fascinating. “Ever since the late 60s, I started building these monster models, like Dracula or Frankenstein’s monster,” Mattison … Continue reading

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Eau Claire volunteer emphasizes importance of libraries

By Elizabeth Gosling With lightning speed, Brenda Brant’s fingers type on the keyboard. She has the power to type as fast as people speak. “I’m usually the official recorder of just about anything,” Brant said. These days, Brant uses her … Continue reading

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Musician fosters community through new choral group

By Nicole Lanzer A joyous song spills over the still evening asphalt. Each and every harmonious note that floats up into the blackened sky seems to rise from somewhere deep within the city, causing curious passersby to halt suddenly in … Continue reading

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