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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 ...

The hunt for the perfect winter coat

With long cold winters, many of us develop a deep and sometimes fraught relationship with our winter gear. Christi Clancy ...

Amarrass Records Is Preserving India’s Music Culture On Vinyl

At a young age in 1985, Ankur Malhotra says he was "hooked on vinyl records" and the music his father ...

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

Dogsledding has been a family affair for writer Julie Buckles. She and her husband, Charly Ray, caught the bug when ...

Wisconsin Native Conquers the Seven Summits After MS Diagnosis

Lori Schneider has climbed each of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, an incredible ...

Mechanic Shop Femme Drives Message Of Education And Empowerment

Growing up, Chaya Milchtein was never driven to learn about cars. “I did not know anything about cars. In fact, ...

Greendale Man Repairs and Makes Art on Local Chimneys

Just outside Milwaukee sits a community like no other in Wisconsin. Greendale is the only Depression Era village built during ...

Father Tony Devoted to his Flock of Prize Chickens

On a rural road in flat, fertile farmland not far from Sturgeon Bay, you may find a large sculpture of ...

Corn Maze Craze

For more than 100-years Treinen family has been farming just west of Lodi, Wisconsin. Ever since he was a little ...

Duckmobile Gives You a Good Reason to Quack Up

A hailstorm in 2006 left Jen Mulder with a problem. What was she going to do with her severely dented ...

The Pen Project Gives Voice to Incarcerated Authors and Artists

A La Crosse County government building is an unexpected gallery space, but in a way, the works by current and ...

Award Winning Circus Dogs and the Lifelong Love Behind Them

Sharon Page’s love for dogs started at a young age. As she describes growing up, Sharon can’t help but laugh ...

Carriage Classic Evokes Era of Elegant Horse-Drawn Transport

Mark and Julie Dahlberg met through carriage driving and when they started a family, it became a shared passion. “I’m ...

Dollmaker Sews Kindness and Awareness Through Dolls

Amy Jandrisevits believes everyone has something in life that they're good at and it's our obligation as people to use ...

Yo-Yo Champ Spins Tricks Around the World

Mark Hayward was first introduced to a yo-yo on Christmas morning. “I first got a yo-yo in my stocking for ...