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For many, memories of the 2008 Great Recession are still fresh on the mind. As the coronavirus continues to spread and bring much of the economy to a standstill, concerns about the United States falling into yet another painful recession are high.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through Wisconsin, closing schools and businesses and stretching the state's health care workforce, many people wonder how they can help others — beyond staying at home to help "flatten the curve" of new infections.
When a new and dangerous respiratory disease started racing around the globe in early 2020, it had been just over a century since humankind endured the 1918 influenza pandemic.
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Protecting patient privacy and preventing complacency are both important when it comes to slowing the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin. That's why you may not be able to find out many details on the confirmed cases in your area.
No matter how methods have changed over the ages, a lot of time and energy go into transforming the springtime sap flows of maple trees into sweet, sugary syrup.
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Many of the first African Americans to live in the Beloit moved there as part of the Great Migration in the early decades of the 20th century. Blackhawk Technical College academic advisor and local historian Linda Fair discusses this history of the city.
Beloit stands out in Wisconsin. It's a small city — home to fewer than 40,000 people — with a relatively large African American community.
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Ice harvesting is a mostly forgotten trade. But for one day in January, volunteers with central Wisconsin's Historic Point Basse gave it a try.
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Brian Decorah had something to share. He walked into the Ho-Chunk Museum and Cultural Center and handed a program from 1942 of a Native American ceremony in the Wisconsin Dells to museum director Josie Lee.
Solar energy is cheaper, more efficient and more widely available than ever, but its viability was never assured. Technologies that enable the conversion of sunlight into usable electricity are the products of an uncoordinated, decades-long series of events that followed a circuitous and halting path