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Blugolds gain job skills, connections through UW-Eau Claires new international internship program

Blugolds gain job skills, connections through UW-Eau Claire’s new international internship program

December 4, 2022

When Ellie Fernandez came to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she knew she’d have plenty of interesting experiences on campus and around the world thanks to the university’s stellar business...

Chris Hardie

Turn thankfulness into gratitude

Chris Hardie, Journalist December 4, 2022

Thanksgiving has come and gone but perhaps this can be the year that we turn a day of thankfulness into a holiday season of gratitude. I can see, smell and hear the ghosts of Thanksgiving’s past when...

A record year for referenda

A record year for referenda

November 28, 2022

In the last decade, school referenda have become a fixture on ballots around Wisconsin. Now, with inflation raging and little growth in state levy limits and aid, other local governments such as municipalities...

UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

November 28, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dedicated a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial honors 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni who were killed in action in the...

UWEC students, from left, Abby McCullough, Morgan Delzan, Luke Plagens and Annabelle Howat work on a research presentation with Dr. Eric Jamelski, a professor in economics.

UW-Eau Claire research team works with Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market to address food insecurity

November 21, 2022

As a college student living on his own for the first time, Luke Plagens already was figuring out that it’s hard to eat healthy on a small budget. However, it’s his work as a student researcher and...

Chris Hardie takes a sip from the top of his grandfather’s Thermos during the opening day of the 2021 gun deer hunt.

Learning lessons from hunting

November 20, 2022

Life is measured by the passage of time and the season of deer hunting gives me plenty of moments to reflect on past memories. This is my 47th year of gun deer hunting and there is no place I’d rather...

This 8-pointer was walking down a town road toward Chris Hardie’s pickup truck.

Observing the rhythms of nature

Chris Hardie, Journalist November 13, 2022

The end of October and early November brings the fall breeding season for deer, also known as the rut. It’s a time of physiological, behavior and chemical changes for deer as well as for bow hunters...

Randi Miranda, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior dietetics major, shown with her service dog, Abbey, will take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at UWSP.

UW-Stevens Point senior sets sights on improving nutritional health for fellow veterans

November 13, 2022

U.S. Navy veteran Randi Miranda joined military service to follow in the footsteps of her “favorite human,” her grandfather, Thomas J. Lawrence. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior from...

The gravestones at the Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery.

Remembering the poor farm

November 7, 2022

It was a quiet afternoon with gray skies that threatened rain when I stepped into the Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery. The gravestones at the Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery. Located just outside...

Randi Miranda, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior dietetics major, shown with her service dog, Abbey, will take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at UWSP.

UW-Stevens Point senior set sights on improving nutritional health for fellow veterans

November 7, 2022

U.S. Navy veteran Randi Miranda joined military service to follow in the footsteps of her “favorite human,” her grandfather, Thomas J. Lawrence. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior from...

Beetles come into contact with spray and then die in the window sill.

Ladies and gentlemen…the beetles

Chris Hardie, Journalist October 30, 2022

It’s as certain as the trees changing colors and the inevitable decline towards winter – the annual invasion of the Asian lady beetles. A warm day after the first hard frost is usually when the...

State tax burden drops yet again

State tax burden drops yet again

October 30, 2022

Amid the pandemic and resulting recession, Wisconsin’s tax burden — or its state and local tax collections as a share of personal income in the state — fell in 2020 to its lowest level in at least...

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