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City-as-Text: Honors Freshman Orientation 2013!

Welcome to the City as Text blog! On Saturday, September 7th the Honors College Freshmen were introduced to the City of Menomonie, their new hometown. We divided into twelve different groups to explore the greater environment of Menomonie, from its … Continue reading

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Devil’s Punchbowl

Leah M. Walking down the wooden steps to the Devil’s Punchbowl was an experience all it’s own. Once descended into cooler air, you were free to travel the length of a stream, in either direction. One direction led to where … Continue reading

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Menomin Park

Having the opportunity to explore the Lake Menomin Park was a great experience.  This area provides Menomonie with a scenic place for community members to participate in multiple activities.  People can mountain bike, snow shoe, play catch, or just sit … Continue reading

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Public Library and Lake Menomin

Melissa S. The trip to the library and Lake Menomin felt to me like a journey through the old and the new. As you walked along the street, you could only imagine what it must have looked like in its … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market and Stepping Stones

Julia H. The experience we had at the Farmers Market and at Stepping Stones Food Pantry opened up my views on how having nourishing and healthy food is important to a community, as well as how people work together to … Continue reading

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Walmart and Goodwill

For the City as Text event, my honors group visited the Menomonie Wal-Mart and Goodwill. In both of the establishments we went on tours of the facility. At Wal-Mart, we learned about some of the produce coming from local farmers, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Menomonie

Walking around town and visiting the different churches in town was a unique experience. Menomonie reminds me of my hometown of Marshall in the sense that there are a large variety of churches. Residents of Menomonie have a variety of … Continue reading

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Hoffman Hills

When you get tired of the city or dorm life you should check out Hoffman Hills. These hills are great for sight-seeing, hiking, or just some fresh air. It’s a great natural getaway. There is a lot of beauty to … Continue reading

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Community Garden

The community garden contributes to the community by giving the citizens of Menomonie and students of Stout the opportunity to come together and strive for a common goal, gardening. We spoke with our leader, Jessi Goodell, who also owns a … Continue reading

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Red Cedar Trail

My experience today with the Red Cedar Trail has been opened with a lot of different questions that may take some time to get answer, but in the midst of it all it was a great place with a lot … Continue reading

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Wakanda Park

Maria G Upon arriving at the Dunn County Heritage Museum I realized my expectations were set too high. I pictured a big brick building composed of crisp, clean edges and lines with its knowledge and history waiting to be discovered. … Continue reading

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Downtown Menomonie

The shops that we visited in downtown Menomonie created a sense of community because of the way everyone seemed to know everyone. You could tell just by talking to the shop owners that this is a very close knit community, … Continue reading

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Menomonie Neighborhoods

I’m not a small town girl, so coming to Stout for college surprised everyone, including myself. I was convinced I would hate the town but I have fallen in love with every aspect of it these past few days. There … Continue reading

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