The bacteria Elizabethkingia anopheles has claimed 17 lives over the last five months in 12 Wisconsin counties, and caused 54 people to become seriously ill. As yet, no one has been able to trace the source of the infection.
Jose Ferreira was 16 when 13-year-old Carrie Ann Jopek went missing from a Milwaukee house party they both attended in 1982; her body was found 17 months later buried beneath the home’s porch. Though he was considered a suspect at the time, he denied any knowledge of her death. Until now.
If you live in a building older than a few decades, you’ve probably daydreamed about what the world was like when it was built—or who designed it. Every once and a while, the “who” turns out to be pretty interesting.
“Lodgings that offer comfortable beds, air conditioning, modern plumbing, and protection from predators are a dime a dozen,” reads Camp Wandawega’s Manifesto of Low Expectations. Its owners used to go to summer camp here, bought it and set about returning it to its former dilapidation.
On January 2, a man in Wisconsin shot a deer with a bow and arrow. But did this deer—a doe—just roll over and die? Did she give up? No, she did not. Instead she attacked the 72-year-old and sent his old ass to the hospital.
The Cheese and Burger Society is a a webpage created by the Wisconsin milk marketing board to promote the cheese from Wisconsin. But who cares, the important thing here is that it shows the pictures and recipes of 40 different gorgeous burgers. Prepare for drooling like Pavlov's dogs.
For the first time in half a decade, the ice atop Lake Superior has frozen thick enough to provide visitors safe passage to the "Sea Caves" of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, where centuries of erosive, wave-on-sandstone action have hewn arches, chambers and passageways into the region's various cliffsides.
As the country's largest producer of cheese, Wisconsin is also the country's largest producer of cheese waste. But why think of that as a bad thing? In the hands of some enterprising Wisconsinites, what was once wastewater is now electricity. This is, after all, the same state that's using salty cheese brine to de-ice…
Great news, everyone! It's so cold in Wisconsin right now that large portions of Lake Superior have completely iced over. This means that visitors to the National Lakeshore can walk right out and explore the otherwise inaccessible Mainland Sea Caves at Apostle Island. Image: Mary Dougherty–Nikon D700–The Cookery Maven
If you've ever spent time in the far reaches of the U.S., you're probably familiar with the deer stand—a uniquely improvised, homemade shelter that gives hunters refuge, warmth, and a clear view. Though they're designed to be inconspicuous, photographer Jason Vaughn seeks them out, finding and photographing dozens of…
Life handed Wisconsin lemons, and Wisconsin has come right back with the cheesiest lemonade you ever did see. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to dispose of cheese brine every year, Wisconsin will be putting that liquid provolone gold right back to use by pouring it onto the roads—which, in turn, is making…
At the turn of the 20th century, Milwaukee was a force to be reckoned with. Milwaukee was a town that made things — a town built on machines, radical politics and beer. Lots of beer.
In the late 1800s, merchants in the city of Superior, Wisconsin needed a way to convince other companies that their fair hamlet deserved to be a national center of manufacturing and shipping. To advance their cause, the Superior business interests created this rare map of a skinless, naked giant splayed entirely over…
Police have released this photo depicting a man who held up a Wendy's in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin last week. After brandishing a gun and tying up two employees, the Ninja Turtle bandit and an accomplice made off with money from the restaurant's coffers.
Waking up to a crowd of people outside your house attempting to make off with your vehicles is a bad way to wake up. Ask Debbie Brown, a Wisconsin woman whose property was falsely listed as free on Craigslist.
This is insane driving: A woman hit the median of a freeway, went airborne with her car, had the car roll over four times until she was was ejected from her seat and thrown onto the roof. Somehow, she's alive.
Last night an epic storm blew through Wisconsin. According to Menasha resident Jon Baas, hundreds of nonstop lightning flashes lit up the sky for an hour. Wisconsinites also contended with with high winds, rain, and hailstones the size of baseballs.
A woman in Green Bay, Wisconsin was opening her new Christmas present from her kids—a vacuum cleaner!—when she discovered more than four pounds of cocaine and crystal meth inside. Now that's what I call a bargain!
Aliens! Immortality! Intergalactic intrigue! Government spies! Armageddon on the horizon! The 1964 Hugo winner, Way Station by Clifford D. Simak, has all of these things and much, much less.
Late last week, a Wisconsin court ruled that its state police can track whoever they wish, suspect or not, without a warrant or even probable cause, using GPS. Eep.