Business


Gary and Patty Edelburg operate a 120-cow dairy herd near Amherst and have struggled in recent years to make ends meet amid continued low and volatile milk prices. The Edelbergs support a proposal announced last week by Gov. Tony Evers to include $43 million in spending on multiple agriculture initiatives in the 2021-23 state budget that will be finalized later this year. (Photo courtesy of Patty Edelburg)
The Economy May Be Improving for Some Sectors, but Not for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers

Coronavirus relief aid didn’t fix longtime challenges facing the state’s agriculture industry.

Workers on internet towers
‘I Don’t Want to Move’: How Wisconsin’s Broadband Gaps Hurt Rural Communities

Almost 400,000 state residents lack high-speed broadband in a time when all aspects of society are becoming more dependent on it.

Gregory León
This Wisconsin Restaurateur Was Prioritized for New COVID Relief. Now He’s at the Back of the Line.

With funds already exhausted, it’s unclear how Gregory León will get the help he needs for his restaurant to survive.

Benny Tralongo
How Opening a Store During a Pandemic ‘Saved’ This Milwaukee Business

Just as Benny Tralongo signed a lease on a storefront, the world ground to a halt. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise for his clothing and collectibles business.

Natalie Rosenkranz and Austin Derks
After a Year of Delays, Wisconsin Couples Get to Have Their Big Day

Many wedding venue operators say calendars are booked full this year as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

Jon Seybold and Ron Kind speak
Wisconsin Restaurant Owners Hungry for More Pandemic Aid

Demand for federal funding far outpaces dollars available for eateries because so much business was lost during the pandemic.

A woman paddle boards in Peninsula State Park in Door County. The county's tourism bureau expects a busy Memorial Day weekend as people begin to travel again after a year of staying put during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of John Nienhuis/Destination Door County)
‘Travel is Back’: Wisconsin Tourism Industry Primed for a Big Memorial Day Weekend

With the pandemic slowing, people are on the move again. Wisconsin's tourism industry is ready.