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States across the nation are trying to discover the origin and contents of mystery seeds arriving as packages in the mail. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture became aware of seed packages received in other states late Friday and started receiving local reports Monday morning, according to Denise Thiede. Thiede oversees the seed, noxious weed, hemp, […]

Her journey began with the dairy community in the show ring 13 years ago. Today, Olmsted County Dairy Princess Brenna Connelly found her path to becoming a 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalist. Some of Connelly’s most fond memories are raising and showing heifers alongside her cousins who own and operate a dairy […]

A Houston County native’s passion for the dairy industry pushes her as a Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalist in 2020. Rebeckah Schroeder grew up on her family’s 160-cow dairy just south of Caledonia. They farm 1,600 acres with crops going back to the cattle. She started farming when she was 12 and decided […]

A Wisconsin nonprofit that helps people of all abilities get back on the horse is navigating through Coronavirus complications. HorseSense has a mission to enrich the lives of youth, adults, and military veterans with disabilities through a partnership with a horse. Founded in 1989, the La Crosse County organization offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to […]

To help battle record-high unemployment levels, the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Wisconsin Workforce Development Association teamed up to form a statewide Drive Thru Job Fair. Inspired by a similar event in Lincoln, Neb., the job fair will have locations stretched across the state including at Logan High School in La Crosse Wednesday, July 15 […]

It comes really as no surprise that another large group gathering has been altered. Every year around the NFL fans go to their favorite team’s training camp to get an extra glimpse of their favorite players. Maybe they get lucky enough to get a one-on-one meet and greet or a special picture or autograph. A […]

When life gives you a 6,280-gallon silo, make cottage cheese. Westby Cooperative Creamery announced Thursday it will be giving its silo on Main Street a facelift to resemble a giant cottage cheese container. The creamery said it pays homage to the area’s dairy heritage and designation as “The Cottage Cheese Capital of Wisconsin.” “With 13 […]

The show will go on in Allamakee County. The northeast Iowa fair is set for July 8-12. While there will be livestock shows, food, and entertainment, the 2020 celebration will look much different than in years past. “Safety is our number one priority,” Extension County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke said. “Making sure that we are […]

Celebrating the final day of June Dairy Month and jumping into July’s National Ice Cream Month, Chaseburg Farmers Union Co-op gave thanks to farmers and the community Tuesday with dairy delicious treats. Firing up the grill, Brad Robson was on sandwich quality control cooking grilled cheeses bought from Vernon County Dairy Youth to help fund […]

Coming together from opposite sides of the country, brothers Cameron and Brandon Olson created a business plan to bring solar energy options to La Crosse. Olson Solar Energy started in 2017 with a few jobs in southwest Wisconsin. There were no other solar companies in the area, so the market made sense. In 2019, they […]


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