Articles by Rich Kremer

New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests an overpopulation of deer is having a long-term impact on the state's forests.More
A new study suggests the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has been underestimating the number of wolves killed illegally for years.More
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout have discovered new bacteria that could play a role in the death of honeybees during winter months.More
Despite leading the nation in cranberry production, Wisconsin doesn't have an outdoor research station for the tart fruit, but a partnership between growers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is about to change that.More
A leading researcher on cyberbullying at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire said Trump's style on Twitter offers teachable moments.More
Thousands of deer hunters are expected to head into the woods Saturday for the nine-day gun deer hunt in Wisconsin. But there are concerns about a major regulation change, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.More
More than half of the state's cities and villages report having a hard time finding enough candidates for local offices. Officials around the state say local government is critical to communities, which is why they're worried about the lack people interested in putting in the time to serve.More
As state regulators plan a comprehensive groundwater study, other scientists are coming to different conclusions about if and how heavy metals are ending up in water near frac sand mining operations.More
Dunn County is the latest Wisconsin community to consider a temporary ban on large-scale dairy and other farming operations.More
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will be in western Wisconsin this week to survey damage from last month's flooding.More

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Wisconsin is quietly becoming a regional powerhouse in fish and shrimp farming, an industry that supplies about half of the seafood people eat around the world.More
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A glut of milk and cheese has had the dairy industry struggling with lower and more volatile prices for a several years. Now there's growing price uncertainty on the horizon for soybean growers.More
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School districts in western Wisconsin, along with their counterparts across the state, are increasingly finding it hard to recruit and retain teachers.More
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In hindsight, it's plain to see that the boom in prescription opioids that started in the late 1990s coincided with an increase in opioid-related deaths in Wisconsin and across the U.S.More
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Wisconsin growers produced between 5.85 and 5.9 million barrels of cranberries in 2016, according the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. That harvest would come close to a record they set in 2013.More
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Companies that mine western and central Wisconsin's coveted silica sands, which are well-suited to use in hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, have encountered mixed business prospects over the course of 2016.More
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With the state cutting aid to public schools and capping how much money they can raise through tax increases without voters' approval, school districts around Wisconsin have been seeking more funding through local referendums, especially those in rural areas.More
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The landscape of addiction is changing, and so is the way Wisconsinites approach policies addressing substance abuse.More
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The characteristics of student homelessness have changed dramatically over the past decade, including in districts around western Wisconsin.More