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Swiss Cheesemaker Crafts New Uniquely Wisconsin Cheese

It was big news nine years ago when the Swiss dairy cooperative, Emmi, purchased Monroe, Wisc.-based Roth Käse USA. The combined company became Emmi Roth , which makes its own Alpine cheeses in Wisconsin and imports cheese from Switzerland. The company's Wisconsin-produced cheeses have earned world championships, and with them, fans around the globe. So, the company is hopeful its newest innovation will be no less successful. The soft-ripened cheese, called Monroe , has a fan in cheese writer

Informed Voter: The Voting Process

The voting process in Wisconsin can be confusing. Before your ballot can be counted, you have to be a registered voter. Then you have the option to vote early, absentee or actually go to the polls. Not to mention that you need to make sure you're on top of any changes to voting laws.

National Expert Considers Intersection Of Racism & Trauma In Milwaukee

A leading national voice on faith and race issues says in order to get to the heart of trauma's impact on Milwaukee, the community needs to confront issues such as segregation and racism. A wide spectrum of people from across the Milwaukee community will meet later this week to address the profound effect trauma is having on many of the people who live here, and on the community at large. The Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities conference is being convened by a coalition called SWIM - Scaling

National Expert Considers Intersection Of Racism & Trauma In Milwaukee

As Second Year Of Public Art Along Wisconsin Avenue Wraps Up, Sculpture Milwaukee Looks Ahead

Sculpture Milwaukee is a month away from wrapping up its second year of art installations along Wisconsin Avenue. This year, it was bracketed on one end by Robert Indiana's iconic Love sculpture on the east and Ana Prvacka's Stealing Shadows, Michelangelo to the west. "Public art is all around us," says Sculpture Milwaukee project director Marilu Knode. "And I would hazard a guess that everything we see in our urban enviornment is designed by someone, so therefore everything is art in some ways.

As Second Year Of Public Art Along Wisconsin Avenue Wraps Up, Sculpture Milwaukee Looks Ahead

Football & Politics: 'Big Game' Delivers Inside Look At NFL

It's Tuesday already, but there are more than a few Packers fans still basking in the glow of their comeback victory over Chicago on Sunday night. Many of those same fans were expressing their disgust with the Packers leadership halfway through the game, when the score was lopsided in favor of the Bears. That's football. But it's also like politics — we support our leaders when we agree with them and want to throw the bums out when we don't. The intersection between professional football and

Harley-Davidson Looks To Grow New Markets As Trump Fumes

The Harleys are on their way to Milwaukee — actually, many of them are already here. Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary Celebration officially runs Labor Day weekend, but numerous gatherings of motorcycle enthusiasts are already taking place around the region this week. But as thousands of owners and riders celebrate, the Milwaukee-based company still finds itself in some controversial circumstances linked to the president's trade policy. Harley-Davidson announced earlier this year that it

Pickleball Is A Big 'Dill' In Wisconsin

Pickleball has nothing to do with pickles, but here in Wisconsin it is a big 'dill'. Jokes aside, the once-niche sport has surged in popularity, especially here in Southeast Wisconsin. According to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), the number of places to play pickleball in the country has more than doubled since 2010. One such place is ProLite, which is a company in Port Washington that's spearheading the effort. Neil Friedenberg, owner and CEO of ProLite , says pickleball is a game that

5 Takeaways From Wisconsin's 2018 Primary Results

The Wisconsin partisan primary is over and the results have set the stage for the general election in November. To help put those results into perspective, Lake Effect's Joy Powers chatted with Lilly Goren, professor of political science at Carroll University.

'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Analyzes Conservative Influence On America's Dairyland

The last eight years have represented a sea change in the Wisconsin political environment. The election of Scott Walker as governor in 2010 ushered in an era of Republican dominance at many levels, including the 2016 Presidential election. Donald Trump won Wisconsin, a result that surprised many national political observers. The story of Wisconsin's transformation is familiar to those who live in the state, but writer Dan Kaufman believes it also holds relevance to the rest of the country.

'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Analyzes Conservative Influence On America's Dairyland

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community

There are more than 100 specialties in the field of medicine. However, few providers and clinics focus their care on the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer) community. LGBT Community Health Centers operate in only 37 of the 50 states, and many of those do not offer comprehensive services. A lack of access to care, or a previous negative experience, can keep people of the LGBTQ community from seeking medical treatment, which can cause long term health consequences. A

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community

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