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.
June 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
State health officials are bracing for a big bill when baby boomers can't take care of themselves any longer. Photo: Rosie O'Beirne (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The number of Wisconsin seniors over age 65 is expected to nearly double by 2035, and facilities that provide long-term care say society has to figure out a better way to pay for it.
June 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
Above, speakers at the Tuesday press conference held by Uline. Photo: David Cole/WPR News.
Uline, a company that moved its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Wisconsin just a few years ago, is now expanding by building more facilities in Pleasant Prairie and increasing its workforce by 500.
May 30, 2014 - 6:45pm
The Blue Angels are back in Wisconsin, performing this weekend at Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse after last season was canceled following the federal government sequestration.