The Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest, Ranked by Climate Change Risk
While no county is immune to the impacts of climate change, some are certainly more "climate-safe" than others. And in the Midwest, a region well-versed in weather extremes, Wisconsin is a notable bright spot.
The Story Behind: Wisconsin’s State Pastry, the Kringle

The large, flaky, oval-shaped pastry with a variety of fillings was first brought to Racine by Denmark immigrants in the 1800s and officially became Wisconsin’s State Pastry in 2013. Today, the prized treasure of break rooms and brunch spreads is still made by hand at Racine’s oldest bakery.

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Ten Wisconsin Colleges Rank Among the Top Half in America

The Badger State’s top school came in at #52 on Niche’s 2023 list.

Save This Number in Your Phone. You Don’t Know When You Might Need It.

During the pandemic, domestic violence rates skyrocketed in Wisconsin. But good news quickly followed the bad, and one county launched a free, local 24/7 text line for people living in abusive situations.

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12 Wisconsin Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree This Year

The holidays are a great time to showcase your home state pride. Here are 12 ornaments that celebrate Wisconsin.

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Small Business Spotlight: Rooted MKE Bookstore

‘Representation is vital because if you never see someone who looks like you, your own imagination can’t fathom the possibilities of who you can become.’

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The 8 Biggest Snowstorms in Wisconsin History

Love it or hate it, snowstorms are an unavoidable part of Wisconsin life. Longtime residents know massive blizzards and heavy snow aren’t confined to the winter months; flakes routinely fly as early as October, and as late as May. 

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Conservatives in St. Croix County Want to Reaffirm Their Constitutional Oath—But Just the Part About Guns

The county board may vote to join at least 20 other counties and several local government boards in passing gun-related measures rooted in politically-inspired paranoia, making it harder to stop the next mass shooting.

This Wisconsin Woman Started Making & Hiding Little Hearts for Mental Health Awareness. Her Movement is Now Huge.

Last year, we introduced you to Kathleen Jensen, an Onalaska woman who launched The Little Heart Project, a mental health movement. Her project isn’t so “little” anymore!