The 92-mile Lower Wisconsin State Riverway is now recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
"This is important because the minutia of everyday life is often left out of historical records," one of the archaeologists working on the site said. "This helps us better understand what was happening during this period."
The historic flooding of June 2008 was perhaps best known for an outcome that left many people high and dry near the Wisconsin Dells. On June 9, 2008, saturated soil beneath a 500-foot section of Highway A slid away, causing the 267-acre Lake Delton to drain into the Wisconsin River.
Columbia County is asking residents in flood-prone areas to heed warnings and make plans for possible evacuations as the Wisconsin River at Portage entered a minor flood stage Monday.
Parson's Indian Trading Post & Museum, one of the state's oldest tourism businesses, like other businesses, is struggling in the wake of a shutdown.
Penzy's has nearly 70 stores nationwide while Great Dane and Vintage have each closed their four Madison area locations.
The famous school of architecture founded by Frank Lloyd Wright during the throes of the Great Depression is closing at the end of June. But nothing is changing at Taliesin itself.
The State Natural Areas Program protects almost half a million acres at 692 sites all across Wisconsin.
Sauk Prairie locals, area elected officials and community leaders all came together Oct. 19 to celebrate the progress made so far on the Great Sauk State Trail, and the potential for more to come.
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Steve Hannah’s new book, “Dairylandia: Dispatches from a State of Mind,” is a collection of stories and profiles of people he met while traveling through his adopted state of Wisconsin, where he’s lived on the Wisconsin River near Prairie du Sac since 1975.
Work will continue through the fall, be suspended during the winter, then resume in the spring with completion scheduled for May.
A man drowned Tuesday in the Wisconsin River at Newport Park, the second drowning in the river near Wisconsin Dells this summer.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural is asking for the public's help in figuring out who may have dumped the invasive crayfish and why.
Authorities have identified a man who attempted to rescue his wife and two children from the Wisconsin River before he went under and drowned.
The father was trying to rescue his three children who had floated away from shore. His body was found by boaters Sunday morning.
According to a press release from Sheriff Chip Meister, authorities arrived to find three children and one adult female had managed to get out of the water while an adult male had not.
Updates to an aging electrical line in Portage could unintentionally lead to the deaths of endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnakes.
Officials warn the river’s seemingly peaceful surface can obscure hidden dangers, such as snags, powerful currents and unstable sandbars. Even excellent swimmers have been caught off guard by the river’s power.
The historic flooding of June 2008, caused by persistent rainfall that slammed nearly half of Wisconsin's counties, was perhaps best known for…
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a local boy who drowned in the Wisconsin River early June 24, concluding a week-long search.
Diving operations have been suspended in the search for the body of a missing 11-year-old boy who drowned in the Wisconsin River last week.
The child who drowned Tuesday evening in the Wisconsin River has been identified as Jamison Owen Dean Miller, 11, rural Grand Marsh.