Stories tagged: "Chippewa Falls"

7 Places to Put on Your Northwestern Wisconsin Bucket List

Part of our 2023 Bucket List series, we’re sharing where to go and what to see in every part of the Badger State.

8 Wisconsin Hospitals Earn A’s, While 4 Receive D’s in New Safety Report 

How safe is your hospital? A new report graded 3,000 US Hospitals on how well they protect patients from medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections. Find out how Wisconsin's scored.

Area 178, a 9-mile trails network on the eastern edge of Chippewa Falls, west of Lake Wissota,
is a scenic natural area used by hikers, runners, and bicyclists. The area is one of many
beautiful recreational areas across Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
I Never Knew Area 178 Existed. Now I Can’t Wait to Go Back.

For more than four decades in the Chippewa Valley, this beautiful site evaded Julian Emerson. That changed recently.

Danielle Ralston said she is constantly nervous that her 10-year-old son Graham will contract COVID-19 and experience extreme symptoms because he has a rare stomach illness that makes him more susceptible to the virus. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Ralston)
Parents, Progressive PAC Weigh Lawsuits Against Schools That Refuse to Enact COVID Rules

Lawsuits against Wisconsin schools that don’t require masks could be filed soon following the death of at least two students who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ginger Liddell credits the Western Dairyland Fresh Start program with helping her turn her life in a positive direction. Liddell and other Fresh Start participants helped build a house in Fall Creek that will be inhabited by a person or family facing difficulties affording housing. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘A Good Life is Possible’: At-Risk Youth Find Opportunities With Fresh Start Program

Program participants finished building a house for a low-income family this week.