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A years-long slump in Wisconsin school enrollment is continuing. Sarah Kemp, a researcher with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Lab explains why — and in which types of school districts — these drops are happening.
October is the ideal time to plant garlic in Wisconsin, so long as growers properly prepare their newly-planted cloves for a long, cold winter.
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Facing low commodity prices, trade uncertainties and challenging weather, Wisconsin's farmers are struggling on multiple fronts. U.S. and state agriculture secretaries Sonny Perdue and Brad Pfaff share their perspectives on the state of small dairy farms and the industry as a whole.
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Visit a Vernon County park in the summer, and it's likely Ben Robel's team will be hard at work. His team? A herd of goats and sheep.
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Anchors away! A long legacy of shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay continues at the yards of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. Using modern techniques and equipment, workers stay on top of many moving parts to assemble those massive vessels that sail the Great Lakes.
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Maintaining high quality water requires getting wet. That's why Sauk County conservationist Serge Koenig is standing in the rushing waters of a cool stream gathering samples.
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Statewide standardized test stores dropped slightly in Wisconsin in 2019. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor discusses this decline, and elaborates on the variety of factors that affect the achievement of students and resources of teachers.
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The U.S. Air Force is determining whether or not to base F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Badger Air Community Council executive director Chris Arenz discuss the potential health and economic impacts of this decision.
The stage had been set for a public health scare prompted by vaping long before July 2019, when health officials in Wisconsin announced a cluster of severe lung illnesses in eight otherwise healthy teens in the state.
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Wisconsin is funding more than 60 assistant district attorneys in 56 counties around the state. Wisconsin District Attorneys Association president Louis Molepske, who is the DA for Portage County, speaks to the effects of additional prosecutors in the criminal justice system.