Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Heating is a large expense for most consumers. Being aware of potential hazards and using what will be the most efficient for your needs, can make a big difference in safety and comfort. Safe Electricity offers tips for heating your home in safe and smart ways.


Co-op Crooner Comes up Big

Community rallies around Chris Kroeze’s run on “The Voice” A certain energy has been buzzing inside the walls of Barron Electric Cooperative recently, but this particular spark comes courtesy of a local man’s musical talent. Between its employees buying T-shirts to support him and the company’s electronic sign out front flashing such notes of encouragement

Jump Into Winter

At Tri-Norse Ski Park When you say Wisconsin, several images come to mind: dairy farms, cheese, beer, Green Bay Packers, ski jumping… Wait, ski jumping? Yes indeed. This rather uncommon sport—in the United States, anyway—has a cluster of active facilities in Wisconsin, thanks to the state’s high concentration of Scandinavian immigrants who brought their native

Opportunity Knocks

As you read this month’s column, significant changes are taking hold in state and federal government. Here in Wisconsin we have divided government for the first time since 2011, when Republicans assumed the majority in both legislative houses and took the governor’s office as a result of the 2010 elections. For at least the next