‘There’s a lot to protect here’: These small Wisconsin towns want more regulations for big farms

Laketown, Wisconsin, is a rural community of 949 people, spread out among the green fields and ample lakes of the state’s northwestern corner, just over an hour outside of Minneapolis. Lisa Doerr has lived there since 2001, when she and her husband started growing hay and grass for livestock and raising horses. The town and … 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