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Parenting, Prom, And The Packers

The smell of heavy cologne, hairspray, and nervous energy in the air can only mean one thing: it's prom season. As ...

Complex Grief: ‘I Am A Little Damaged, But I Am Oh So Good’

We all grieve in different ways. It’s painful. It lingers. It's complicated. In working through her own grief, Nikotris Perkins ...

Cannibal Sandwiches: A Polarizing And Misunderstood Wisconsin Tradition

Imagine. It’s the holidays and to quiet your pre-dinner hunger, someone hands you a slice of rye bread topped with ...

A Father And Son’s Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently ...

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

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

Sister’s Accordion Sparks Mother’s Ire

January is National Polka Month. And what better place to commemorate this iconic sound than in Wisconsin, where the polka ...

The Lands We Share: Drew Dettmann

In the 1950s, there were over 100,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Today, fewer than 10,000 remain. The Dettmann family, descendants ...

The Badger Within: Comedian Charlie Berens On Loving, Lampooning Wisconsin

Geez Louise, comedian Charlie Berens has had a big year. As host of the Manitowoc Minute, he’s performing sold out ...

The Lands We Share: The Allens

Husband and wife Russell and Chris Allen just finished their 43rd season running Allen’s Allenville Produce. It's a farm, farm ...

Crandon Hosts Third Generation Builders Of Trolleys Buses

Trolleys are fun. Kristina Pence-Dunow understands that. “It's an American history for one thing. Trolleys are an iconic form of ...

New Moms – One Human, One Bear – Have An Encounter In The Woods

No one wants to have an encounter with a bear – well most of us anyway. But a run in ...

Canning The Delights Of Summer

The detritus of a beach day lies strewn about me like so many artifacts, jutting half in and half out ...

A Confusing And Exhausting Run Around Lake Geneva

Communication can be hard sometimes. Nuances and assumptions can lead to complete confusion. Just ask Heather Swanson. She told her ...

Grandmother Recalled In The Earthy Smell Of Beets

Araceli Esparza’s grandmother picked vegetables for canning factories in Wisconsin. Among the vegetables she picked were beets, which stained her ...

A Wolf Named Kristi

It’s peak summer vacation season for many people across Wisconsin. Some families are creatures of habit, returning to the same ...