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  • Swiss Cheesemaker Crafts New Uniquely Wisconsin Cheese October 11, 2018
    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, […]
  • Informed Voter: The Voting Process October 3, 2018
    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. Our […]
  • National Expert Considers Intersection Of Racism & Trauma In Milwaukee September 24, 2018
    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 […]
  • As Second Year Of Public Art Along Wisconsin Avenue Wraps Up, Sculpture Milwaukee Looks Ahead September 17, 2018
    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 […]
  • Football & Politics: 'Big Game' Delivers Inside Look At NFL September 11, 2018
    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. […]
  • Harley-Davidson Looks To Grow New Markets As Trump Fumes August 28, 2018
    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 […]
  • Pickleball Is A Big 'Dill' In Wisconsin August 22, 2018
    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 place […]
  • 5 Takeaways From Wisconsin’s 2018 Primary Results August 15, 2018
    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. VIEW: Wisconsin 2018 Primary Election Results Here's a look at five key takeaways from […]
  • 'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Analyzes Conservative Influence On America's Dairyland July 30, 2018
    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 […]
  • Froedtert & The Medical College Of Wisconsin Open Inclusion Clinic To Serve The LGBTQ Community July 16, 2018
    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 […]


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