Judge rules Cedarburg School District failed to properly investigate racial harassment

An Ozaukee County Circuit Court judge on Friday largely ruled in favor of a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction directive requiring Cedarburg School District to “seriously address” racial harassment and discrimination at its schools. The ruling affirmed DPI’s verdict from last summer that the district had failed to adequately investigate a student’s reports of racial … Read more

Tiny fern turns out to be a big find for one Wisconsin family

Monona resident Ben Redding was hiking with his two kids and their dog in Sauk County last summer when they spotted something unusual. “We were checking out some cool rock formations, and we were just walking along a little deer path, and I looked along the rock ledge and I noticed this tiny fern,” Redding … Read more

ANS-121 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for May 1 – AMSAT

AMSAT NEWS SERVICEANS-121 The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building, launching and … Read more

How trees collaborate to build healthy forests together

Did you know that trees are social creatures, sharing nutrients and information with each other? They learn and remember. And thanks to the pioneering research of forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, we now know that a forest has its own kind of intelligence. Simard’s work has also resonated beyond the scientific world. Her concept of the … Read more

Kewaunee County dairy CAFO sues DNR over permit barring future expansion

A controversial dairy farm in Kewaunee County is suing state environmental regulators over changes to its wastewater permit that strengthen groundwater monitoring and prevent the operation from expanding beyond its current size. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the modified permit to Kinnard Farms in Casco on March 25. The changes are tied to … Read more

Allergy specialist tackles myths, questions about allergies and their treatments

Don’t let the April snowstorms fool you: Allergy season is upon us. The sneeze. The itchy eyes. The runny noses. More than 50 million Americans deal with allergies each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. For a condition that affects so many, some myths about spread as easily as pollen … Read more

Lizard Mound will be Wisconsin’s newest state park

Wisconsin will soon have a new state park. Kind of. While the 22-acre Lizard Mound Park in Farmington was first designated as a state park in 1950, the property has been owned and managed by Washington County since 1980. But earlier this month, the park was transferred back to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources … Read more

Exit interview: UW-Madison chancellor discusses faculty retention, politics and funding

Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said after being in “deep trouble” in 2015, the university today is in “very strong shape” when it comes to attracting and retaining faculty. Policy changes through the state Legislature on tenure from around that time left university officials concerned about other schools poaching UW-Madison’s top professors. But … Read more

UW-Madison moves forward with overhaul of Farm and Industry Short Course

Cheri Klussendorf graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course in 2002. The 16-week on-campus certificate program is where she met her husband, Ryan, and where she decided to take a chance on dairy farming. “I came from a dairy farm background but had no intentions of wanting to farm,” Klussendorf said. … Read more