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Chippewa Falls man helps give back by giving new life to old bicycles

Many times in life things start out of necessity. Chippewa Falls native Mike Van Dusseldorf began fixing bicycles in his garage ...

Baraboo family finds healing in lavender

Lush fields of purple blooms might resemble the French countryside, but this is Sauk County. For Laura and Aron McReynolds ...

Packers historian writes one last hurrah!

Being a newspaper reporter has been Cliff Christl’s lifelong passion. He spent nearly 40 years in the newspaper business and ...

Self-taught macramé artist creates works inspired by her community

Maly Vang learned how to make macrame by watching tutorial videos on YouTube. She was working a traditional 9 to ...

Sole man: the art and culture behind being a Sneakerhead

Ian Matthews started restoring sneakers when he was in high school. It was a skill that started out of necessity. ...

Yogi instructor shares his personal journey of representation and why it matters being the descendant of a slave holder.

Yoga is the ancient practice of moving your body to improve breathing and to relax your mind, while becoming fit ...

Tomahawk man is king of his castle

Secluded in the Northwoods of Oneida County there is a dirt road that takes you back to the Dark Ages. ...

Wisconsin native flying high in an F16 fighter jet

She calls herself a Sconnie girl and is happy to be back home. Growing up in Wisconsin Zoe Davies has ...

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 ...

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 ...

Showing animals and learning lessons at the Dane County Fair

It’s peak county fair season in Wisconsin. For many children at the Dane County Fair, it’s more than the Tilt-A-Whirl ...

Rules are rules: Navigating prenatal appointments alone during the pandemic

Over the last several years, many profound experiences that typically would be shared with loved ones were lost in the ...

Wisconsin farmer reflects on a life in agriculture in book of poems

The poetry in Daniel Smith’s book “Ancestral” reflects on life and farming in the Driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin. WPR’s ...

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, ...

Farmer Explains Why You Should Sing To Cows

I have previously confessed this crime. Specifically to note, I was born to Methodists.  Methodists by moral instinct rarely do ...