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‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...

The 100 Year-Old Birdman Of Chippewa Falls

Saving lives is something a doctor does. Writer Patti See shares this story of a western Wisconsin physician whose life-saving ...

The Hill That Goes Up That Goes Down: A Bit Of Family Magic At Devil’s Lake

My family likes to go camping a lot. And when I was a kid back in the 1980s, one of ...

Dog Training In A Time Of Isolation

It's been a few months since people have had to make changes in their lives because of COVID-19. Some get ...

Connecting The Dots: Contact Tracing Tracks, Slows Spread Of COVID-19

Since the beginning of March, Eva Radomski has been calling residents in Dane County who have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Wisconsin’s Zoos Keep Animals Safe, Humans Entertained During Pandemic

Wisconsin’s state parks and golf courses are now open, but many other spring staples are closed due to the coronavirus ...

Meet The Wisconsinites Who Build Their Own ‘Star Wars’ Droids

“Star Wars” is one of the most beloved movie franchises in the world. And a big part of those movies ...

An Exciting Development, CRISPR Lets UW-Madison Researchers Edit Genes

In the last decade, scientists have made incredible strides in understanding the world around us. From taking the first photo of ...

It’s Maple Syrup Time In The Midwest

Dan and Liz Stattelman-Scanlan of Madison, Wisconsin and their family have 175 sugar maples just across the state line in ...

Woodpile Envy And The Never-Ending Task Of Staying Warm

For those of you who use a wood burning stove to heat your home during the winter, you understand the ...

‘You Are Stardust:’ A Mother’s Lesson From Rib Mountain

Author Jill Sisson Quinn likes spending time at Rib Mountain State Park outside Wausau.  She recently took a hike there ...

Winter Hitchhiker Tests Balance Of Safety And Compassion

Driving home on a snowy night, author Crystal Chan and her mother encountered a hitchhiker in the blowing snow. The ...

UW Dairy Animal Welfare Specialist Thankful for the Cows

As a Harvard undergrad studying psychology, Jennifer Van Os never pictured herself working in a Wisconsin dairy barn. “A decade ...

Primrose Couple Meld Gardens And Blacksmith Art Into A Giving Space

After traveling around the world, German-born blacksmith artist Michael Edlinger found his place on a farm in eastern Wisconsin. The ...

Young Women Learn Building Trades In Week-Long Camp Run by Madison Carpenter

When Sandy Thistle was growing up, there was one thing for sure she knew she wanted to do. Not hate ...