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Immigration and diversity are very much rural issues in Wisconsin. Some of Wisconsin's ethnic and racial minority groups are clustered in specific geographic areaa, but Hispanic people are widely distributed across much of the state.
While tremendous progress has been made in battling the AIDS epidemic, the number of newly diagnosed cases among young people in Wisconsin has doubled since 2005.
As the state calls for ideas that use manure digesters to help improve drinking-water quality in Wisconsin, it's helpful to better understand how the actual functions of digesters align with the problem at hand.
With the state cutting aid to public schools and capping how much money they can raise through tax increases without voters' approval, school districts around Wisconsin have been seeking more funding through local referendums, especially those in rural areas.
Community groups often host food drives at various points during the year to fill local pantry shelves. Donors can enhance the value of their gifts by ensuring the food is safe, nutritious and of high quality.
Wisconsin agriculture officials say they're still investigating how a group of dairy calves started a multi-state salmonella outbreak.
Public housing will soon be smoke free. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a final rule Wednesday. While some cities across the country have already made the change, Wisconsin's larger housing authorities have not.
Federal legislators from Wisconsin say the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to purchase the surplus cranberries after this year's abundant harvest.
When people think about preserving natural areas, many may think about government-protected lands – like state parks, national forests and state Department of Natural Resources wildlife areas. But land trusts are becoming an increasingly popular way to conserve land.
The state of Wisconsin is betting on manure digesters in rural northeastern Wisconsin to curb water pollution and other environmental problems linked to the spreading of manure on dairy farms.