UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
One of the seed packets with the open-source pledge distributed at the rally. Photo: Adam Hirsch/WPR.
A group of 50 people gathered on a chilly spring day in Madison on Thursday to receive new varieties of seeds, after making a pledge that they'll keep the new strains of grains and vegetables within the public domain.
UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
A forestry crew in Green Bay removes an ash tree because of concerns about the emerald ash borer. Photo: Patty Murray/WPR.
As spring arrives, city foresters have turned their attention to fighting the emerald ash borer by injecting trees with insecticides, or even cutting the trees down.
UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 10:15am
Mumps has appeared in La Crosse County for the first time in years, with one confirmed case and three suspect cases on the UW-La Crosse campus. The virus is showing up in concentrated areas across southern Wisconsin.
UPDATED: April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
Above, Eric Plantenberg during a 2012 TED Talk. Image Courtesy of TEDx Talks.
Eric Plantenberg, a motivational speaker who earned more than a million dollars while living in Wisconsin between 2005 and 2008, has pled guilty to tax fraud charges for laundering his earnings through a church based in Utah.