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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 ...

Bean Soup: Navigating Politics With Family

Believe it or not, not everyone agrees when it comes to politics. And in the current political climate those differences ...

Who Was Leonard Schmitt, The Man Who Ran Against Joseph McCarthy?

In 1952, Leonard Schmitt ran against controversial Senator Joseph McCarthy on the Republican ticket in Wisconsin...and lost. We recently received ...

Socialists In Our Midst? Wisconsin’s Dream Of A ‘Cooperative Commonwealth’

Wisconsin has a rich history in politics that has influenced many of the nation’s major political movements.  Contributor Eric Dregni ...

Appointed Or Elected: Why Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Are Voted In

In the system of checks and balances, the third branch is key. Made up of the supreme, appellate, circuit and ...

A Political Awakening: Jasnen Valencia On Immigration

The following story is about a high school student experiencing a political awakening. Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School senior ...

Sol Levitan, Wisconsin’s Unlikely Politician

Bob LaFollette, Joe McCarthy and Scott Walker are among Wisconsin’s most famous politicians, but a century ago, Sol Levitan might ...

George Edwin Taylor

More than a century before Barack Obama’s historic run for the White House, a man from La Crosse blazed a ...