When temperatures get cold in Wisconsin, that means the state's lakes start freezing over. Local historian Ann Waidelich shares the history behind ice harvesting - a big Wisconsin industry from yesteryear that relied on ice from the state's frozen lakes every winter.
The population of people of color in Green Bay is projected to double or triple by 2040. Mohammed Bey, director of diversity and inclusion at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, discusses what diversity and equity efforts looks like in the greater Green Bay area.
Milwaukee's crime rate is steadily decreasing, according to city officials. Over the last five years, the city has seen a 33% reduction in violent crime including homicides, nonfatal shootings and carjackings.
Wisconsin in 2018 saw its most sewer overflow events since 2010, with increasing volumes of discharged waste. Experts say the problem plagues communities across the Great Lakes. Driving the spike: intensifying rainfall due to climate change.
The Wisconsin State Capitol is the center of state government and the center of Madison, with streets and avenues converging from every direction at the Capitol Square. But how did that particular spot become one of the most important places in the state?
There were big changes in federal immigration policy in 2019, including the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how those changes affected refugee resettlement in Wisconsin.