August 27, 2014 - 10:15pm
Cattle grazing on a hill near Eau Claire. Photo: Citizen 4474 (CC-BY).
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s farm income forecast, the nation’s net farm income will be down 14 percent this year as corn and soybean prices dwindle. Wisconsin farmers, however, will fare better than others across the country.
August 27, 2014 - 9:15pm
An illustration of the planned Kenosha casino.
Kenosha labor leaders and local Democratic state legislators are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to immediately approve a tribal casino they say will bring much-needed jobs to southeastern Wisconsin.
August 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
The 7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center in La Crosse released a directory featuring LGBT-friendly and welcoming businesses in southwest Wisconsin on Tuesday.
August 25, 2014 - 7:45pm
Above, a flooded cranberry bog in Cranmoor. Photo: Paul Boyette (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Chinese food buyers will be in Wisconsin on Tuesday to talk about importing more agricultural products.
August 25, 2014 - 4:15pm
The tax credit will go towards an expansion of Ashley Furniture's headquarters in Arcadia. Photo: Nicholas Eckhart (CC-BY).
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will likely grant western Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture Industries a major tax credit in order for the company to expand its headquarters in Arcadia, on the condition that it retains at least 50 percent of its workforce between 2016 and 2018.
August 22, 2014 - 12:15am
Piles of sand await frac sand processing at a western Wisconsin plant. Photo: Tegan Wendland/WCIJ.
Supervisors in Trempealeau County have voted against extending a year-long ban on new frac sand mines, despite a concern that the county needs more time to implement mining regulation that addresses public health concerns.
August 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Two of the state's highest-profile politicians kicked off the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association.
August 20, 2014 - 6:45pm
The proposed Confluence Project. Image courtesy of Commonweal Development.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has decided not to include funding for Eau Claire's proposed performing arts center in its budget, but it may vote on a resolution on Thursday to let the Department of Administration work with the UW to fund the project.
August 19, 2014 - 8:15pm
Mary Burke. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke said on Tuesday that Gov. Scott Walker's job creation record deserves to be “belittled.”
August 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
The charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States expires on Sept. 30, and as Congress prepares to convene next month there is fierce debate about whether to renew it. Rep. Ron Kind, for his part, has been calling for continued support of the national bank.