Our Wisconsin

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


Lumberjacks stand around the remains of a purported "hodag" in this    1893 photo.
From the Wendigo of the Northwoods to the Beast of Bray Road, Wisconsin is Haunted by Legendary Ghosts and Ghouls

Here are a few spooky tales to tell around the campfire before the snow flies.

La Casa de Esperanza Charter School Teacher Jesus Avila leads his class in a traditional Aztec drumming performance. The charter school is just one of the many educational missions of La Casa de Esperanza, a nonprofit that has served the Waukesha community for more than 50 years. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
La Casa de Esperanza Has Served the Hispanic Community in Waukesha For Much Longer Than a Lot of People Might Think

Agency has served the Latino Community and others in need for more than 50 years

A photo of the Fall Creek School District building in  Eau Claire County. Gina Kildahl, a parent whose 7-year-old son contracted COVID-19 while attending the school, recently filed a lawsuit against the district for failing to implement masking requirements and other precautions aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. (Photo courtesy of the Fall Creek School District)
Mom Who Sued Over Lack of COVID Protections in National Spotlight

Gina Kildahl sued Fall Creek School District for not protecting her 7-year-old son and other students from COVID-19.

In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at an election night event in Pewaukee. Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, has launched her campaign for governor. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Kleefisch Tested Positive for COVID One Day After Speaking at Anti-Vax Group’s Event, Campaign Staff Confirms

GOP gubernatorial hopeful spoke at a Wisconsinites United For Freedom (WUFF) event on Sept 15. She tested positive for the virus on Sept. 16.

The scenic gorge at Pewit's Nest in Baraboo. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Wisconsin Natural Areas: Less Crowded Than the Parks

Take a fall hike through some of the state’s hidden treasures.

The House of Shadows in Sparta is set in an old orphanage built in the 1930s to house abandoned and neglected children. (Photo via TravelWisconsin)
Scare Yourself Senseless at These Haunted Wisconsin Attractions

From haunted paper mills to scary ski hills, choose your fright this Spooky Season at terrifying locations throughout the state.

Hidden Trails boasts one of Wisconsin's oldest and largest corn mazes. (Photo via TravelWisconsin)
From Anime Designs to Spooky Nighttime Tours, These Are Some of Wisconsin’s Best Corn Mazes

Get lost this fall at these corn mazes throughout the state. Designs range from "Schrodinger's Cat" to Greek myths.