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Helping Dream Jobs Come True

Hunter Fortney had his heart set on a career as a lineworker. He was ready to do whatever it took to make that happen, even if it meant he had to move away from his hometown of Gays Mills for a while. He was 20 years old in 2017 when he put his dream in

Globe Trot without Leaving Wisconsin II

This month we continue our journey around the world within Wisconsin, where many rural communities reflect the ethnic traditions and customs practiced by the immigrants who settled here starting in the mid-1800s. These communities celebrate their heritage with pride, creating opportunities for visitors to explore and experience different cultures without ever leaving the state. In

Act Locally, Think Globally

In the March issue, our feature story “Powering Through the Potential Perfect Storm” focused on your local utility’s ability to keep the lights on despite significant supply chain disruptions. After experiencing firsthand supply chain challenges in my local town government, I wanted to use this column to bring awareness to the vulnerabilities we face as

We Salute our Lineworkers!

In recognition of Lineworker Appreciation Day, which falls this year on April 11, the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News devotes its April cover each year to those cooperative employees who keep the power flowing 24/7, 365 days a year. To honor them, we host a cover photo challenge every spring, inviting personnel from Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives

5 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

Q: I’m planning to buy a new home this year, and I want to know how efficient it is. What questions should I ask my home inspector? A: Many factors go into buying a home. For most people, energy efficiency does not top the list, and unfortunately, houses don’t typically come with energy efficiency ratings.

News Briefs

Assistance for Mortgage, Utility Bills Wisconsin’s $92 million Help for Homeowners Program will provide financial assistance for mortgage payments, property tax bills, utility and internet bills for people who have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic. Homeowners who have experienced a “qualified financial hardship” since January 21, 2020, and earn a household income at