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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 ...

Where does the ‘Driftless Area’ get its name? The history, boundaries of the southwest Wisconsin region

As people enter the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, they're transported from a relatively flat region to a sudden maze ...

Bison: The biggest, baddest animal in Wisconsin (sort of)

Have you ever wondered what the biggest animal in Wisconsin is? If so, you’re a lot like Alstan Van Overmeer ...

Ope! Sorry, I’m going to need you to explain what that word means and where it came from.

Ope! Sorry, didn’t mean to cut into your regularly scheduled public radio programming. But, we’re here today to tell you ...

The ‘most friendly debate’: cream puffs vs. kringle — 2 of the state’s most popular delicacies

There is a lot of hype surrounding the cream puff. And then there is a lot of love for the ...

One tough rock: Central Wisconsin’s Rib Mountain survived volcanoes, erosion and glaciers

There's a rumor that Rib Mountain in central Wisconsin is an extinct volcano. It seems somewhat reasonable...You can see it ...

How to make methunky, the beloved Czech ‘sauerkraut cookie’

In northeastern Wisconsin, there’s a mysterious and beloved snack called methunky. With humble ingredients  — flour, salt, cracklings and sauerkraut ...

A semi-pro football team that always drew a crowd: The Little Chute Flying Dutchmen

Little Chute is known for its Dutch heritage. A lesser known fact about the northeastern village is that it was ...

How the badger burrowed into Wisconsin’s identity

Wisconsin is THE badger state. It's on the flag. It's the mascot of the state's biggest university. And back in ...

Who Are Tom And Jerry And Why Are They A Cocktail?

It seems that every season has its cocktails. When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a ...

What’s The Scoop On The Origin Of The Culver’s Franchise?

Just about everyone in Wisconsin is familiar with Culver’s. Whether it’s the cheese curds, the custard or the ButterBurgers that draw ...

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Yellow: A Peek Into Wisconsin’s Quirky Margarine Laws

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. It’s a title we take seriously. The state is home to more than 1 million cows that produce 2.44 billion ...

A Q For You: Where Does The Name ‘Chicken Q’ Come From?

A Chicken Q is a name for a charcoal chicken dinner sold as part of a fundraiser. But the name ...

‘Bitten With The Concrete Bug’: Sculpture Gardens Showcase Wisconsin’s Outsider Artists

Listener Chris Murphy of Madison asked us, "Why are there a higher concentration of outsider artist environments in Wisconsin than ...

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 ...