Our Wisconsin

An Unabashedly Wisconsin celebration of our state’s people, places and stories

Fishing Opener Feature
Wisconsin’s Fishing Opener Has Plenty for Anglers and Those Who Don’t Share Fish Stories

From breakfasts and garage sales to fly-casting clinics and live music, enjoy the many ways this weekend signals the final (no, really) end of winter.

Discourse Coffee's Channel Orange drink, made with espresso, smoked and oaked vanilla, candied orange powder, and more.
Coffee Goes Way Beyond the Regular Grind at This Blend of Laboratory and Cocktail Bar

Started in Door County but now in Milwaukee, Discourse filters out the bland to create a wide combination of aromas, tastes, raised eyebrows and happy palates.

Culinary historian Susan Phelps, who selects the recipes from cookbooks published in 1796 and 1844, has created three menus of period dishes at the Wade House. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
Cooking Like It’s 1799: Wade House’s Historic Classes Return

Using cookbooks from 1796-1844 as reference, the Wade House's cooking classes show attendees how to serve up dinners like the olden days.

Tommy Shimenetto surfs in the icy waters of Lake Michigan off the coast of Sheboygan. (Photo by Tyler Rickenbach/Akuur Studios)
Surfin’ Sheboygan, The ‘Malibu of the Midwest’

Chicago native Tommy Shimenetto has found a love for surfing the icy waters of Lake Michigan off the coast of Sheboygan.

Snake venom guy
Oshkosh Man Has Been Bitten Three Times by Deadly Snakes, That’s Not Stopping Him from Collecting Venom

MToxins Venom Lab delights visitors while helping to save lives across the world.

Kwik Trip file photo
Wisconsin’s 15 Weirdest News Stories of 2021

From loose zebras to a Kwik Trip megafan, Wisconsinites provided no shortage of bizarre news events in 2021.