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Ice Week

Ice, cold and winter are an integral part of what it means to live in Wisconsin. “Ice Week” explores the many ways that ice defines us.

Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Brings Together Friends, Volunteers

It’s been a warm and wet winter in northeast Wisconsin. Bill and Kay Nelson live on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys ...

Book Across The Bay: Lake Superior’s Starry, Nighttime Race

For 24 years, the annual tradition called Book Across The Bay has brought hundreds of skiers and snowshoers to Chequamegon ...

Ice Harvesters Keep A 19th-Century Tradition Alive, One Block At A Time

In 1911, the Milwaukee-area manufacturer Alonzo Pauling gathered $75,000 in capital and founded the Pewaukee Lake Ice Company with his ...

Madeline Island Ferry

Ice is a big part of everyday winter life in Bayfield, Wisconsin, especially for the hardy commuters who ride the ...

Ice Yachting

Four lakes and the right winter climate makes Madison, Wisconsin a perfect place for one thing: ice boating. Light, sleek, ...

Early Wisconsin Settlers

Those of us who live in the upper Midwest often take a perverse pride in our ability to withstand sub-zero ...

Finnish Saunas

What could possibly make hundreds, maybe thousands, of Wisconsin residents jump naked into freezing lakes? It’s called a Finnish sauna. ...

Ice Diving

Our lakes are worlds unto themselves, but when one becomes covered with a roof of ice nearly two feet thick, ...

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