Although Wisconsin's winters are inhospitable to the species of mosquitoes known to transmit deadly viruses, scientists from across the state are leading the fight against mosquito-borne disease around the world.
Wisconsin went crazy for bicycling in the late 19th century. Hailed as "the most independent, healthful, rapid, and convenient mode of travel" in the 1890s, Wisconsinites not only rode bikes, they made them.
Wisconsin did not add many new private sector jobs in 2016. According to federal labor data, the state ranked 33rd in the nation. Wisconsin Public Radio capitol bureau chief Shawn Johnson discusses the state's job trends.
Wisconsin is making strides in improving broadband access for rural communities, but the state remains a checkerboard of digital haves and have-nots. In Pepin, though, residents are finding differing levels of access to high-speed internet connections.
Up to 60 percent of sampled wells in a Kewaunee County study contained fecal microbes, many of which are capable of making people and calves sick, two scientists told hundreds of local residents gathered at a public meeting on June 7.