Few people outside the world of government agencies and refugee-resettlement non-profits note that Burma accounts for Wisconsin's largest incoming refugee group. This community rarely takes the spotlight in political discussions or media coverage of refugees in the state.
Few people would consider Wisconsin an ethnically diverse state, unless they're considering various strains of European ancestry. That is factually correct, but Wisconsin has seen many waves of change over the years.
The crisis in Syria has put new focus on refugees in the United States. But when it comes to where people who flee conflict and persecution around the world have resettled in the U.S., Wisconsin lands about in the middle of the pack.
Five pipelines carry fossil fuels across the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians reservation in Ashland and Iron counties. While four transport natural gas, another carries crude oil.