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Ice fishing off Sister Bay
July 12, 2017
Commercial ice fishing can be an unpredictable winter venture. Will Henriksen and his life-long ice fishing buddy John Koessl apply their trade off the shores of Sister Bay in the dead of winter. They commute to work more than two miles out onto the ice shelf by snowmobile and can haul in 300-400 pounds of fish a day for Door County restaurants.
Raspberries in hand
July 7, 2017
Donna Fischer grew up on a farm. Though she doesn’t live on a farm now, growing and preserving fruit for winter connects her to her heritage.
July 5, 2017
One hundred years ago, Wisconsin went to war. In partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we’re exploring stories of Wisconsin men and women in World War I. John Pavlik was 16 when he enlisted in the Ambulance Company. He tells us about the continued use of horses on the battlefront.
June 14, 2017
Bicycling in Wisconsin in the 1890s was called “the most independent, healthful, rapid, and convenient mode of travel.” As part of our ongoing look at objects from Wisconsin’s past, Tom Rademacher tells us about the Kenosha-made Sterling Safety Bicycle and how biking helped reshape Wisconsin’s landscape.
May 3, 2017
There are many ways to bike Wisconsin. Kitt Healy enumerates an itinerary for biking the southwestern part of our state.
March 29, 2017
Vata Edari always loved chocolate. And reading about it and experimenting with chocolate became a refuge for her from her work as a successful criminal defense attorney. But when people began to take notice of her chocolate, her hobby became a business. Edari tells us about her path from law to chocolate. 
February 17, 2017
Anytime is booyah time in northeastern Wisconsin. But Chris Seroogy finds it particularly good when the snow flies.
February 15, 2017
It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, has started his own record label, and grows his own food.
Seed Library
January 24, 2017
Gardener and librarian Cindy Mischnick helped start La Crosse's Seed Library where patrons can "check out" seeds, plant them and return the new seeds to the library to keep the collection growing.     
Fishing Wall of Shame
January 20, 2017
Dr. Dayle Quigley and Dr. Bob Swenson have heard a lot of fish tales. But even more often, the Hayward ER docs have seen a lot of fishermen who have ended up on the wrong end of a lure. That led Dr. Swenson to build a shrine to those who had their Up North fishing trips end in an unexpected way.

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