Waylon Klitzman was just looking to honor a beloved teacher whose 4-year-old niece was battling a rare form of cancer. He did not expect his effort would become “Waylon’s $10,000 Pig” and draw the attention of the Washington Post. Read more →
While we weren’t looking, Minnesota eclipsed Wisconsin last month in total jobs, continuing a decade-long trend of economic dominance over the Badger State. Read more →
You have to love the resilience and creativity of farmers who figured out that people would pay a premium to to do yoga poses with goats.
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When I saw there were state rankings of pet obesity, I was ready to go all Indignant Minnesotan. Surely, we had the fittest pets, or at least fitter than Wisconsin. But facts are stubborn things. Read more →
A Wisconsin creamery has found a butter loophole in the law that will allow the creamy goodness to be sold in the Dairy State. Read more →
Can Bob Dylan really be claimed as ‘one of us’ if he once penned a tribute song to Wisconsin? Read more →
If an Associated Press story today is any indication, some voters in rural Wisconsin are getting tired of hearing about immigration and walls on the border of Mexico.
To find out about America, Politico senior writer Michael Kruse headed for the banks of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. Pepin County — Stockholm, Pepin, Durand etc. — voted for a Democrat in every election since 1972.
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A voting rights group, using audio it recorded from several DMV offices in rural areas of Wisconsin, says people in the state are being given incorrect information when they try to get an ID to vote in next month’s election. Read more →
Deadspin’s Drew Magary wasn’t even writing about beer when he penned his Green Bay Packers preview a couple of weeks ago. The insult to the state’s hops just sort of fit right after calling Green Bay “a disgusting fraud.” Read more →
In the eyes of the law in Wisconsin, a dog has no emotional value.
An Onalaska couple has lost a bid for a larger award for the injuries to their dog, after arguing that the same law that inflates the market value of photographs and heirlooms should apply to family pets too. Read more →
The New York Times expertly describes in its editorial today on how Wisconsin did its part to suppress voting. Read more →
Hundreds are jamming the state Capitol today to protest two bills from the Wisconsin assembly: One, forbids any city from ordering its police departments not to question the immigration status of people. The other restricts local governments in issuing IDs to people who otherwise may have trouble getting one. Wisconsin is a voter ID state. Read more →
It was five years ago today that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ‘dropped the bomb,’ in his words, introducing legislation to strip public employee unions of their right to collective bargaining. It was a move that split Wisconsin and led to weeks of protests. How has it worked out?
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Since late January, a man in Superior, Wis., has been protesting the local school’s “de-escalation room”, a room where some of the school’s special needs students can go when things get tense for them. Read more →