June 19, 2014 - 10:15am
Wisconsin ranked 37th in the nation in private-sector job growth in 2013, trailing the United States as a whole and most of its Midwest neighbors, according to a state report.
June 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
The WRA says that an increased minimum wage would mean restaurants would have to pass on costs to the consumer. Photo: Gorgeoux (CC-BY-SA).
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association has released a study that says more than 16,000 jobs would be lost with a higher minimum wage -- an estimate that supports of a higher wage are calling into question.
June 18, 2014 - 8:00am
In his 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker made a “Brown Bag Promise” to voters to run state government more like the way they run their own lives. It was a vague promise, but Walker included enough specifics so that four years later, it's possible to measure how he did.
June 17, 2014 - 8:45pm
La Crosse is the latest community to join the Wisconsin Main Street Program, which helps municipalities develop their downtown districts.
June 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tourists prepare to kayak arround the islands. Photo: Mary Fairchild (CC-BY-NC).
The record-breaking winter tourist season that the Bayfield area enjoyed thanks to the return of the Apostle Islands ice caves will likely lead to a boost in summer tourism activity as well.
June 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Above, a barge loads up with a shipment of iron ore. Photo: P. Gordon (CC-BY).
After fighting the thickest and largest ice cover on the Great Lakes in decades and losing, shipping finally returned to normal last month.
June 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act was signed into law on Tuesday, meaning that lock and dam projects along the Mississippi River could receive more funding.
June 11, 2014 - 8:45pm
Solar energy panels on top of a public library in Two Rivers. Photo: Lester Public Library (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A Wisconsin economist says that as more people and corporations add solar panels to generate their own electricity, big power companies will have to adapt or face a death spiral.
June 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
From cake designers to florists, weddings are an important source of income for many businesses. Photo: Blese (CC-BY-NC).
While legal uncertainty means that many same-sex wedding ceremonies are staying simple for now, wedding-oriented businesses are hoping for a windfall if unions are recognized for the long-term.
June 9, 2014 - 11:45am
Above, the Brokaw paper mill one year before its closure in 2012. Photo: Wisconsin DNR (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The small central Wisconsin village of Brokaw is asking Marathon County and two surrounding town governments for help in solving a financial crisis brought on by the shutdown of a local paper mill.