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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 ...

An Industry On The Line: Commercial Fishing The Mighty Mississippi

Mike Valley is perched in his fishing boat, taking in the scene around him. It’s idyllic -- birds are chirping ...

Kayaking The Mississippi Backwaters

As Maureen McCollum begins her new journey as the producer of Wisconsin Life, we thought it'd be fun to revisit ...

River Water: One Man’s Lifelong Connection To The River

There’s something about particular landscapes that can really get into your soul. For Ed Erdmann, it’s the Mississippi. He’s spent ...

Former Marine Kayaks The Entire Mississippi River To Benefit Injured Veterans

Nic Doucette is a man who likes a challenge. In 2008, the Jefferson native joined the U.S. Marine Corps. I ...

Wisconsin Life #211: “Give Back”

Cartoonist Lynda Barry, a Wisconsin veteran on a mission and a Lac du Flambeau teen playing with history all share ...

Paddling Through History: Riverboats Of La Crosse

Steamboats are embedded in the history of the La Crosse area. However, a passion for those vessels continues to bring ...

River Rat

Today we meet Kenny Salwey, one of the last of Wisconsin’s “river rats” — people who once made their lives ...

Kayaking

What's the best way to see Wisconsin on a perfect fall day? In a kayak. Today, Maureen McCollum takes us ...