Mesaba Airlines Saab 340 at KEAU (Photo: Cory W. Watts via Wikimedia Commons)

Eau Claire: Western Wisconsin’s Gateway to the World

Located near the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (CVRA) has made consistent strides to connecting the people of Eau Claire, Wis. and Chippewa Falls to the outside world. The airport’s evolution from a grass field to the present-day two-runway airport has had Minneapolis ties since the beginning. But recent changes in operations have seen CVRA now going a different direction to get Wisconsinites to their destinations. History Eau Claire’s original airport was actually located in its namesake county,…