Discovering a Hidden Gem Island Getaway in Wisconsin…

I’ve had the honor of experiencing some truly stunning, historically interesting and even exotic places in Wisconsin—some well-known, others well off the beaten path. But there’s one locale that piqued my interest the minute I stumbled across it online a couple of years back: It’s called Stout’s Island Lodge and it’s located in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin (about 30 miles south of Hayward).

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25 Native American City Names in Wisconsin

As Wisconsinites, we laugh at the attempts of non-locals trying to pronounce many of our unique Native American town and city names. Although we love these places, how well do we know the history of their name origins?   Milwaukee Translating to the “rich and beautiful land” by the Potawatomi, the spelling of the most well-known city on this list has been debated many times. The original Native pronunciation was derived from “Man-a-waukee” according to the Milwaukee Sentinel on August 22, 1881. Kenosha Although there is debate over whether its origin is Menominee or Potawatomi, most have agreed that “Kenosha”

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6 Creepy Cryptids That Call Wisconsin Home

Camping season is in full bloom. Many of us are packing up and heading into the great outdoors for a fun array of activities like swimming, biking, hiking, hammock napping, and… scary campfire stories. Whether you are a believer of these mythical accounts or not, it always makes for a spine-tingling good time when you round up your friends for a story around the fire. Today we are going to look at some of Wisconsin’s most interesting cryptid stories from around the state that you can use to add to your catalogue of spooky tales.   The Beast of Bray

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Tour Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture in Wisconsin

In honor of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, it’s time for a look at the many adornments he left on our beautiful state. Frank Lloyd Wright drew inspiration for his buildings from the natural elements around him, returning time and time again to his home state of Wisconsin to mimic its diverse landscapes in his creations. His Organic Architecture style represented harmony between humans and their environment, mirroring the property’s natural elements to create architectural structures that seemed to have sprung up organically from the earth. Of the more than 500 buildings constructed using Wright’s designs,

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5 Tips for Buying a Lake Home in Wisconsin

Wisconsin boasts 15,000 gorgeous lakes, and owning a lake home to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is part of the ultimate American dream.  Making this dream a reality is a little easier to obtain financially with these five money-saving ideas from RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest.   Go to the river, the channel or up on a bluff. Prime real estate comes at a cost, and you can get a better deal for your piece of paradise if you are willing to go a little off the beaten path. If you’re willing to consider a property that sits on

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Chill Out Four Different Ways with Dairy

We all scream for ice cream, as the saying goes, but just what is it about this cool creamy treat that keeps us craving it? We know it’s oh-so-tasty to eat, but have you ever thought– Why? Well, despite the fact that Ice cream is completely scrumptious, there are a few technical reasons why it’s so tastefully appealing. First the specifics… by USDA Standards, any food labeled ice cream must contain at least 20% milk solids, and at least 10% milk fat. Milk and cream are used to make ice cream, so the milk is ripe with protein and the

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“Wisconsin es mi segunda casa.” 🇺🇸

Juan Quezada achieved the American dream right here in America’s Dairyland. Quezada grew up in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before immigrating to the U.S. and joining Milk Source in the early 90’s. Milk Source is a multi-generational farm that operates dairies, animal-care facilities and cropland in Wisconsin, Michigan and Kansas with their company headquartered in Kaukauna. The video highlights Quezada’s rise to director of safety, recruiting and training. Quezada now travels around the world to give presentations about safety on dairy farms. “Juan Quezada is a highly regarded safety and training director in our business. Over the years he’s grown along

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Wisconsin Dairy Farm Family on how they overcame “Disaster After Disaster”

Meet Adam and Kaitlin Spierings. The Spierings family launched their farm in 2013 but faced a flurry of adversities. From a tornado to the “polar vortex” of 2014, the couple discusses what farm life was like in the first couple of years and how they managed to make it through each challenge. “We had just disaster after disaster,” said Adam Spierings. “You just keep your faith in each other and your ideas,” added Kaitlin Spierings. “You kind of have a little bit of blind optimism to keep you going every day.”     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing

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Kim Bremmer: America’s Dairyland to me is the Coolest Place on the Planet

Wisconsin is full of people who are passionate about the dairy industry. Meet Kim Bremmer. Kim launched Ag Inspirations as a vehicle for farmers to share their stories and to better connect people with where their food comes from. Kim, in addition to being the owner and founder of the company, is a self-described dairy enthusiast and science junkie. As both a speaker and blogger, Bremmer covers issues relevant to today’s dairy farmers; topics range from GMOs to antibiotic use on farms.   Take a look:     About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit

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Something Special from Wisconsin™: 12 Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

All right, fellas (ladies too). Valentine’s Day is coming up and I know romanticism doesn’t always come easy, but we’re here to help. We (with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™) have come up with some romantic trips, gifts, chocolates and wines to help you out on that dreaded (I mean, delightful) day. And we won’t even tell your S.O. you had help – you’re welcome.   Devils Lake Lavender Café, Spa, FarmStay Motel Devils Lake Lavender Company is the perfect romantic getaway, complete with a Medical Spa, café and Midwest Farmstay Motel. It’s located in

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