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Women behind the bar: A brief history of Wisconsin’s bartenders

Wisconsin has one of the highest concentrations of bartenders in the country, employing more than 24,000 bartenders. A good percentage of ...

‘My little corner of the universe’: Café owner Patrick Downey of Madison’s The Victory

Patrick Downey opened The Victory in Madison, Wisconsin, at 2710 Atwood Ave., in August of 2010 after he and his ...

Witness to change: The evolution of Milwaukee’s Layton Park

Cities inevitably change through the decades. People move in and out. Businesses come and go. Often times, these shifts are ...

Gimme pizza: Wisconsinites love of frozen pizza helps fuel production

In a manufacturing facility off the interstate in northeast Wisconsin, more than 30 employees work in unison on a production ...

Why is there a long line of railcars parked on the tracks near Spooner?

Off a highway in northwest Wisconsin's Washburn County sits a long string of parked railcars of different shapes and sizes. ...

Meet the family behind Wizard Quest

On the main drag of downtown Wisconsin Dells lies a mysterious world called Wizard Quest. Here, visitors are immersed in ...

What happened to Wisconsin breweries during prohibition?

Wisconsin is known for producing a lot of products, like cheese, milk, and beer. It's the state's history with the ...

Wisconsin 101: Jolly Good Soda

What’s the first drink you think of when you hear the crack and fizz of a can opening? A Pepsi? ...

Loyalty, Nostalgia Keep Wisconsin’s Remaining Video Rental Stores Open

Browsing video stores for the perfect rental have long been replaced with the ease of scrolling online streaming services from ...

Saving The Music: Producer Cheryl Pawelski Preserves Historical Recordings

Cheryl Pawelski says she born “hardwired” to love music because of the musicians in her family, including her father and ...

For 30 Years, Her Ice Cream Truck Was The Sound Of Wausau’s Summer

The days are shorter in September and the nights are cooler. Not as many people feel like buying ice cream. ...

Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

Meet The Nine-Year-Old Entrepreneur Behind Kyric’s Lemonade

One of the quintessential summer activities for kids is setting up a lemonade stand. You can find them all over ...

Live Music Returns To The Stage At The Jazz Estate In Milwaukee

Music stages across Wisconsin (and around the world) have been silent since March as the COVID-19 pandemic forced venues to ...

Ice Harvesters Keep A 19th-Century Tradition Alive, One Block At A Time

In 1911, the Milwaukee-area manufacturer Alonzo Pauling gathered $75,000 in capital and founded the Pewaukee Lake Ice Company with his ...