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World Dairy Expo 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit:

World Dairy Expo

Wednesday, October 4 — Madison, Wisconsin, truly has got milk. The 51st annual gathering of the World Dairy Expo in the Wisconsin capital began yesterday, and runs through Saturday. The exposition is expected to draw about 75,000 attendees from 90 […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: Unemployment Insurance

Profile America: Unemployment Insurance

Saturday, January 28 — As the Great Depression approached its worst, Wisconsin made the nation’s first governmental direct relief effort for the unemployed. On this date in 1932, it enacted unemployment insurance, soon followed by a half-dozen other states before Social […]

by · January 28, 2017 · Government, Labor, Profile America
Hydroelectric power generation. Courtesy: US Geological Survey.

Profile America: Hydroelectric Power

Friday, September 30 — On this date in 1882, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Inspired by Thomas Edison, a man named H.F. Rogers built the facility, using a water wheel to […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Profile America

Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan State Make Final Four

Duke (33-4), the region’s No. 1 seed, is going to Indianapolis to play Michigan State in the Final Four. The other national semifinal game Saturday matches undefeated Kentucky and Wisconsin. The national championship game in men’s college basketball will be […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Sports