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Massive rainstorms hit northwest Wisconsin in 2012, 2016 and 2018, causing tens of millions of dollars in flood damage to public infrastructure. Local officials responsible for rebuilding hope they're able to make improvements to withstand more big storms when they come.
Complaints about living in the Midwest often hinge on its seasonal extremes as a top reason to steer clear of the region, and a July 2019 study highlights the health risks posed by dangerously high summer heat in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.
Immigrants face severe consequences for marijuana convictions, even in states where it is legal for medical or recreational use.
Wisconsin's population structure is dominated by the magnitude of the baby-boom generation, and their presence is strongest in rural areas.
Comparing population pyramids over time can explain a lot about what life is like in a place, as well as its economic and social challenges.
For many school children, the summer months mean a lack of adequate food, including a well-balanced school lunch on a daily basis.
Talk of political polarization — epitomized by the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats — is ubiquitous these days.
In 2018, blacks were four times as likely to be arrested as whites for marijuana possession in Wisconsin.
While 31 states saw decreases in their prison populations from 2017 to 2018, Wisconsin is not one of them.
Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.