Articles by Kristian Knutsen

WisContext is focused on the long haul. Examining how Wisconsin's history shapes its contemporary issues and looking forward at how these trends may develop was a consistent element of our coverage in 2019.
For the second time in as many years, Wisconsin's gears of democracy have slipped and slowed on the questions of how and when a special election would be set by the governor's office.
WisContext 's in-depth looks at a variety of demographic, economic, environmental and policymaking issues in 2018 spanned the state.
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Over the course of three months, a seemingly mundane state personnel matter snowballed into a string of inaction and action across all three branches of government that was unprecedented in Wisconsin's political landscape.
The past year at WisContext has been filled with looks at a variety of complex economic, environmental and demographic issues facing Wisconsin, along with a healthy side of bugs.
The World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 made renowned contributions to American amusement park attractions, cheap beer branding and serial killer lore, but it likewise provided a profound influence on the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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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.
With the summer of 2017 in the record books, many parts of Wisconsin are still feeling the impact of the season's wet weather.
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Where Wisconsin's voters live and which political parties they support is at the heart of a major lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court.