History

To understand the Wisconsin State Capitol, it helps to look to New York City. That's where the building's architect, George B. Post, lived most of his life and designed many innovative buildings of his era.
The cranberry crop at harvest is beautiful. Blue sky reflected on the water, bright red fruit and the autumn leaves of surrounding trees create an image as colorful as its history.
The plant life of Wisconsin does not lend itself to tidy categorization. The state is a place where multiple regions of North American flora converge, and where climate and human activity continue to reshape the landscape.
The state of Wisconsin's official "Blue Book" lived up to its moniker for a very long time.
When economic recession struck in 2008, big banks weren't the only industry dealt a blow. Manufacturers suffered major setbacks, too, particularly automakers. Their struggles sent a ripple effect across the United States, but were felt in one Wisconsin city in particular.
Immigration is an engine of change that has shaped Wisconsin throughout its history, reflecting the broader story of newcomers building new communities around the United States.
The concept of flood recurrence intervals is a classic example of a communication gap that can form between scientists and the public.
Language shapes how people view the world, build ideas and communicate with others people — it's an integral part of community culture and personal identity. But for many Native American nations, their ancestral languages are on the verge of disappearing.
Given the budget season's extensive debates over broad funding areas like transportation, there's understandably been less attention recently on a dispute over Wisconsin's historic preservation tax credits.
Wisconsin is at the center of what is shaping up to be a landmark legal decision about how electoral districts are determined and the role of partisanship in creating legislative district boundaries.