A small town general store can be the lifeblood of a rural community especially in some of the more isolated pockets of Northern Wisconsin. The recession has been hard on Main Street businesses, and a lot of them have closed in the past year.
40 years ago this weekend, long-haired hippies and flower children from across the Midwest converged on a small Wisconsin farm for a weekend of peace, love and music including a band people were just beginning to talk about at the time - The Grate
It was ten years ago that the citizens of Lodi gathered to read conservationist Aldo Leopold's most famous work, "Sand County Almanac" out loud, from cover to cover. Today, communities all over the country celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend.