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Wild Rice Harvest Tradition Passed Down To Youth

Wild rice, or manoomin, is a staple food among Ojibwe tribes that lies at the center of their time on ...

Beloved Pete’s Hamburger Stand Celebrates 110 Years In Business

When you step up to order at Pete’s Hamburger Stand in Prairie du Chien, you’ll notice there’s only four things ...

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 ...

Woman Prepares Traditional Frybread For A Living

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Katherine Denomie lives on the Bad River Reservation in northern ...

Cream Puffs And Corn Dogs: A History Of The Wisconsin State Fair

People are flocking from across the state to West Allis this week for the Wisconsin State Fair. The best in ...

La Crosse’s Public Library Has Added Seeds To Its Collection

Roman orator Cicero said, “If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.” La Crosse librarian and ...

Jay Anderson’s Life In Music And Food

It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, ...

La Crosse’s Public Library Has Added Seeds To Its Collection

Roman orator Cicero said, “If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.” La Crosse librarian and ...

Pete’s Hamburger Stand Has Fed Prairie du Chien For More Than A Century

On warm summer weekends, the scent of onions cooking fills the downtown air of Prairie du Chien. Follow your nose ...

Wisconsin Life #404: “Local Legacies”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of John Greendeer, a renaissance man who ...

The Beauty Of A Quirky Roadside Rest Stop

Rest stops are a necessity of road trips. There are the recognizable chain restaurants and gas stations, of course. But ...

Offerings Of Food Makes New Place Feel Like Home

I’m a Midwesterner. I should’ve known when I saw the tureen of soup on the porch of my new house ...

Retired Teachers Raise Kids – The Nigerian Dwarf Goat Variety

Drive by this quintessential Door County farm and you’ll discover goats under the giant willow tree and if you look ...

Abelskiver and Community on Washington Island

“You came all the way to Washington Island for Abelskiver pancakes?” the Islanders asked, incredulous. “In the middle of winter?” ...

A History of Midwest Vines

Before California was the center of the American wine universe, the Midwest loomed large. Wisconsin had vineyards and wineries before ...