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Wisconsin entrepreneurs, inventors and creative thinkers are encouraged to submit their products, services or organizations for recognition at the second annual Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Nominations are open through May 15. The Wisconsin Innovation Awards highlight ideas and innovations from all sectors, sizes and types of companies throughout Wisconsin. Anyone can nominate a great idea, product, service or innovation.
Whether you grow flowers, vegetables, lawn grass, trees, shrubs or houseplants, chances are at some point you will have a plant with a problem. How do you determine what the problem is? If you suspect your plant has a disease, how do you know for sure? And what do you do about it and prevent it from recurring in the future? Dr. Brian Hudelson, UW-Extension specialist and Director of the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, will present “The Science (and Art) of Plant Disease Diagnosis” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
MADISON — On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Minnesota Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston), chairman of the House Taxes Committee, held a hearing on his bill, House File 1005, to provide a clear path to restoring income-tax reciprocity with Wisconsin. “I’m grateful to Representative Davids for taking initiative and introducing this measure”, said Rep.
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill Wednesday, Feb. 25.
In preparation for 'The Big Read' in the St. Croix Valley, ArtReach St. Croix will be offering workshops on how to have a great book discussion. The free workshops are two hours long and open to the public. The workshops will be taught by scholarly author and retired literature professor, Dr.
In celebration of Black History Month, the UW-River Falls Black Student Union is hosting its annual Africa Night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in North Hall auditorium. "Africa Night" is a cultural event that includes an African fashion show, dance performances by Duniya, Ethiopian style dance, and African foods and refreshments. Free and open to the public.
--Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?” I’m attracted to blank spots on maps.
Nate Dodge and Nick Decheine amazed everyone, including themselves, at the robot maze races at the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Manufacturing Show last year. Their robot tore through the maze in an amazing 5.12 seconds, easily taking first place for the River Falls High School students over several teams from Menomonie and Eau Claire. Those defeated teams will have a chance to redeem themselves on Thursday, March 5, as the robot maze races return for the fourth annual Manufacturing Show, held from 3-7 p.m.
Twelve deserving students were recently recognized by their teachers from each grade level and house at Meyer Middle School during the month of January, due to the outstanding work and...
Carol and I are enjoying our stay in Cedar Key, a small town on a group of islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida. After a long drive through the pine woods west of Gainesville, the view opens up to a vast expanse of tidal marsh grass, mangroves and oyster bars. The islands around Cedar Key form something of a point out into the shallow sea on the ‘Nature Coast’ of Florida. The Suwannee River flows into the Gulf about ten miles north of Cedar Key, adding fresh water, nutrients and sediment to the shallow sea, creating an incredibly productive area along the coast.