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One enduring myth about ticks is that these little bloodsucking creatures hang around on tree branches and leaves, waiting to drop down on an unsuspecting feast. Ticks don't dive-bomb their intended meals, but they do engage in behavior called "questing."More
Anyone who has spent much time with young children knows they have a way of forming their own ideas about the world around them, no matter what lessons family and teachers try to instill. Kids also can pick up on things that adults would rather they not.More
Hmong refugees fleeing war in Vietnam and Laos began arriving in the United States in 1976 — many of them after fighting alongside Americans in the Vietnam War, or losing loved ones in that conflict Over the ensuing four decades, Wisconsin has become home to the nation's third-largest Hmong population following California and Minnesota.More
A strategically placed rain garden can mitigate excess water and add visual interest to a property.More
Generating revenue from toll roads is a complex process. It would likely take some time for tolls to affect the state's current budgetary approach to transportation funding, which consists of borrowing money and delaying projects.More
School districts across Wisconsin started the 2016-17 school year with unfilled vacancies for teaching jobs.More
Americans are increasingly figuring out why Europeans love hazelnuts so much, thanks in large part to obsessions over a certain chocolate hazelnut spread.More
JFK campaigns in Wisconsin in 1960
When John F. Kennedy was making his ultimately successful pitch for the Democratic Party nomination in 1960, Wisconsin's April 5 primary was considered early. New Hampshire's was first, but candidates treated Wisconsin's as the first significant showdown.More
Wisconsin's roots as a state are found in a patchwork of scrappy independent settlements, interspersed with the occasional fraudulent land scheme.More
An ongoing rash of illegal harvesting in northern stretches of Minnesota and Wisconsin is helping hasten the decline of the region's paper birch trees.More