Wastewater from Cheese is Generating Electricity in Wisconsin

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… » 1/30/14 10:00am 1/30/14 10:00am

Deer Stand and Deliver: The Hunting Blinds of the Midwest

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… » 11/26/13 9:01am 11/26/13 9:01am

Screw Salt, Wisconsin Is De-Icing Its Roads With Cheese Brine

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… » 11/20/13 6:00pm 11/20/13 6:00pm

Wisconsin Senator Wants to Tax Consoles and Games to Pay for Juvenile…

Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach wants to pay to keep non-violent youth offenders out of adult court by funding rehab programs for juveniles declared delinquent by taxing another class of (usually) non-violent delinquents: gamers. His proposed one-percent tax on game consoles and games actually doesn't tack an… » 12/21/07 5:05pm 12/21/07 5:05pm