Anita Adams finds the hills and dales of Trempealeau County, where she gardens and rides horses and plays outside on the 49-acre farm she owns with her husband, to be one of the most spectacular landscapes she's ever seen. Now, she's seeing the woods, wetlands and prairies that her farm... Read More

"The Irish Voygeur" title that canoeing adventurer John Sullivan gives himself conjures a picture of a Guiness-quaffing "all hail good fellow" type hanging out in pubs in Galway. That is not the John Sullivan I know. This one is an intrepid and irrepressible canoe voyageur for whom no... Read More

Judge rules that DNR cannot stick their heads in the sand when it comes to overpumping in the Central Sands. Central Sand residents chalked up a victory last week when a state administrative law judge ruled that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must consider the accumulated effects... Read More

The dairy industry defends the indefensible We've almost gotten inured to the dairy industry's rationalizations, denials, obfuscations, deflections and excuses for not changing its polluting ways. For decades, dairy farmers blamed sea gulls for algae pollution in Lake Michigan. They used to... Read More

All that remains of a proposed dam on the Kickapoo River is this concrete observation tower and a quarter-mile long berm.  (Photo courtesy Friends of the Kickapoo Reserve)  Despite a growing portfolio of successful stories about restored rivers from removing dams, dam removal remains... Read More