Born and raised on Waupekute/Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land – now known as Apple Valley, Minnesota, Laree grew up competitively figure skating and playing soccer. As a girl, she was all about freedom and movement, and that mysterious place where strength meets balance. At Augsburg College she coached youth soccer and tappedContinue Reading

By Marilu Miller – Come with me to the Circus! Come with me to Baraboo, Wisconsin the home of one of the greatest shows on earth! Baraboo is on the Baraboo River and nestled in the hills of the Driftless Area about half way between Chicago and Minneapolis- remember, location,Continue Reading

By William Grosvenor Neil – Art We There Yet is an extraordinary initiative by artists José Luis Vílchez and Cora Rose. Their mission is to create art highlighting the challenges, diversity, and shared humanity of peoples across the Americas. Aboard a school bus converted into an art and recording studio, theyContinue Reading

By Erica Howe – A stately building built on Viroqua’s main street, The Historic Fortney started its life as a hotel in 1899. Since then, there have been a myriad of owners, each with their own ideas for renovations. As the years wore on and the building wore out dueContinue Reading

By Gil Lagasca – It has been two full years since we had the pleasure to visit The Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena Illinois. However, the memories of our experience and the pleasure of meeting Tony and Bill, the owners of the Inn, have stayed with us just asContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen – Editorial Directors Note: This article was written Pre-Covid 19. 608 Brewing Company has been doing an amazing job in supporting the La Crosse community, that we thought you should hear more about them during these times. Currently, the best time in U.S. history to be aContinue Reading

By Len Harris – He went to the big trout stream in the sky November 1967. He left behind a 39 year old bride and 6 children; five daughters varying in age from 17 to 3 years old and one son 10 years old.   This was not how Len Harris Sr. had picturedContinue Reading

You know the phrase, “rain, snow, sleet, or shine”? Well, in Eau Claire, WI we get all four of those throughout the year. But, that doesn’t keep everyone from stepping outside. Eau Claire wouldn’t be the city it is without the draw of the great outdoors. Winter in Eau ClaireContinue Reading

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is one of the best systems in Illinois with more than 10,000 acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, rivers and forests to explore. From watching migratory birds being banded to boating at Rock Cut State Park, you’re sure to find all the outdoorContinue Reading

By Lydia Jones –  Hiking the Driftless … With Kids When I was pregnant with my first child, I had the sinking feeling that my days of hiking, adventure and outdoorsy living, were coming to a rapid and premature end. I couldn’t really wrap my head around the idea ofContinue Reading

Electric bicycles (“e-bikes”) have been around for quite some time now in Asia. Here in America, we understood how they worked, but did not readily adapt to them. It’s also to no surprise that we as Americans have led the world in bicycle ownership, but were low in actual bikeContinue Reading

By Shane Peitscher –With our kids having a fall break, Jenn and I set course for a long weekend trip to southern Wisconsin. Being fans of the New Glarus’ Spotted Cow, we figured it was our turn to make the beer run. With New Glarus Brewing Company only being distributedContinue Reading

I walked into the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in Madison, Wisconsin and soaked up the quaint setting. The elegant and sturdy stone building fit the scene too well and made me feel like I was perhaps stepping into a community dance in 1863. Nope, just a tight knit community keeping theContinue Reading

SO JOSEPH, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? I am an artist. In addition to my own work, I own and run an art school in Rochester, Driftless Art Academy, which just opened in 2021.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to beContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – If you live in La Crosse, WI area you have for sure driven past Cosa Ink Grafitti’s artwork as they have become infamous locally, but their artwork was originally only exclusively street graffiti. I met Cody Sanderson (aka Cosa) in 2008 and was instantly brought backContinue Reading

SO COLLEEN, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? Artist who is finally done earning a wage and can now continue my creative efforts without worrying about earning a living. Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career withContinue Reading

By Willow – My mind wandered, as it will when unfocused. I somehow got caught up in winter’s of younger days. I soon  became lost in memories of times long past, when taking a body shot had little more effect than perhaps a slightly bruised ego. It didn’t take longContinue Reading