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100 years of ski jumping: Celebrating Westby’s Snowflake Ski Club

It's a windy night in Westby, Wisconsin as volunteers with the Snowflake Ski Club groom the hills below the five ...

“We just want to be part of the American dream”: Cuban exile talks troubled past and hopeful future

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) Osvaldo Durruthy was sitting in a Wisconsin prison in ...

‘He made the best of life’: How a family turned a tragedy into hope with nonprofit Joey’s Song

Mike Gomoll is not a rock star, but he knows how to get them to rally around a cause.  "You ...

Cold-Smoking Sausage Tradition Continues in Marathon County

"Does anyone want coffee or a bloody mary?" It's one of the first questions asked on a blustery January morning. ...

‘Wouldn’t you help your relatives survive?’: The return of the Ojibwe horses

Emily Loerzel’s horse, Dimii, neighs while other Ojibwe horses munch on hay during one sunny, fall day in October 2022. ...

The joy and resiliency of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are a staple in southern Wisconsin's parade scene. With their matching outfits and dance routines, they ...

PEEF the bear: Home for Christmas

Parents will go to great lengths to make sure their kids have the perfect Christmas. Parents like Jan Larson of ...

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 ...

Looking back to move forward: A hunt to remember

For many Wisconsin families, hunting is an annual tradition rooted in customs and love. But what happens when those traditions ...

Cuban exile reflects on time with sponsor family in Sparta

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) When Ernesto Rodriguez of La Crosse was 24 years ...

Meet the real John Wick of Mazomanie, Wisconsin

You know the action movie character John Wick? The assassin who avenges the death of his dog? Well, did you ...

The shot heard ‘round the farm: Dad’s baseball is a goner

Remember the classic scene in “The Sandlot?” When Smalls hits a homer into the neighbor’s yard...and it turns out the ...

Bless these pests: Welcoming the garden invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

Pregnant in a pandemic: When parenting begins before the birth

The pandemic has been hard on many parents. For N’Jameh Russell-Camara of Milwaukee, her parenting started earlier than she expected, ...

A savory gift of gratitude

Writer Crystal Chan loves to cook. During the pandemic, she traveled home often, enjoying long stays with her parents. To ...