Articles by Kristian Knutsen

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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.More
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.More
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.More
With the summer of 2017 in the record books, many parts of Wisconsin are still feeling the impact of the season's wet weather.More
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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.More
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What would happen if a devastating rainstorm that hits an area and causes damaging floods instead struck somewhere else?More
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When it comes to the environmental impact of manufacturing electronics, there is an essential distinction between fabrication and assembly.More
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Fresh water is an increasingly precious necessity around the planet, and Wisconsin has better access to it than most places.More
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Local governments across Wisconsin face an open question of how they'll pay for ongoing lead pipe replacement efforts.More
Between January and June 2017, more than 20 inches of rain fell in Wisconsin, enough to make the first-half of the year the second wettest on record.More

Graphics by Kristian Knutsen

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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.More