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Those Traitorous Scandinavian Languages: Don’t Be Suspected!

The United States is a nation of immigrants and the pressure to assimilate can be great. Some people are compelled ...

Food Traditions: Lutefisk Supper

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Lutefisk is a Scandinavian delicacy. It’s cod or whitefish that's ...

Taking Stock

I was thinking about traditional foods of Wisconsin the other day.  Envisioning the immigrants who crossed choppy seas and rock ...

Booyah, NE Wisconsin’s Soup Of Choice

Anytime is booyah time in northeastern Wisconsin. But Chris Seroogy finds it particularly good when the snow flies. The leaves ...

Luck Of The Irish: Milwaukee’s First Major Immigrant Group

While we tend to associate Germans with Milwaukee, the Irish were the city’s first major immigrant group. Historian John Gurda ...

Folklorist Jim Leary Highlights Wisconsin’s Folk Music Tradition

From 1937 to 1946, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax, and the University of Wisconsin’s Helene Stratman-Thomas, with federal support from ...

Sewing Machine Project

In recent years, sewing has reemerged as a popular hobby thanks to the DIY movement. One Wisconsin woman has turned ...