It ‘Looks Like A Square Root Symbol’: How Pepin County Got Its Shape

Dunn County in western Wisconsin once had access to the Mississippi River. Its early boundary held for four years until its southernmost portion got swept up in politics and emerged as Pepin County. WPR's Liz Dohms-Harter brings us the answer to a WHYsconsin question about how Pepin County got its unique shape.

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


The Heist In Ripon Fosters A Creative Community

There’s a place in Ripon that’s providing a space for musicians and artists to get as creative as they want to. At The Heist, organizers have converted a former bank into a community space that they hope will bring people together.

In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A New Life Brings Hope

Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing, and being able to share a newborn with family and friends is one of the biggest joys parents can have. But the coronavirus pandemic has taken those moments away from many families, leaving them with a slew of emotions to work through.

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