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Wait ’til next year

The extended struggle for stronger infrastructure Predictions are for a colder winter than either of the past two. If the polar vortex returns as the country moves increasingly to natural gas for electric generation, some Americans might have a tough time keeping warm, or at least paying for it. While pipeline projects to accommodate the

It helps to be trusted

These days, trust is a commodity in short supply. Not only trust in government but in many of society’s fundamental institutions: for academia, the financial sector, the media, trust has ebbed, and prospects for improvement seem uncertain at best. Worrisome as that is, it’s also a reason why institutions that retain the public’s trust are

Nurture your Nostalgia at Christmas Village

Irvine Park's annual holiday display marks its 30th year If the holidays tend to put you in a nostalgic mood, you’ll enjoy a visit to Christmas Village in Chippewa Falls’ Irvine Park. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day each year, this 318-acre park is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with life-size displays of Victorian-era

LEDs cut costs of Christmas cheer

Thomas Edison displayed the first strand of electric Christmas lights in 1880 outside his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory. Two years later, his partner, Edward H. Johnson, hand-wired 80 red, white, and blue bulbs together and wrapped them around his Christmas tree, mounted on an a revolving motorized stand. For more than a century, incandescent

Annual meeting brings board changes; Richland Manager earns ACE Award; Eau Claire co-op’s journalism judged tops; Barron lineworker called “heroic;” Loans announced

Annual meeting brings board changes One new director was seated on the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association board at the organization’s 81st annual meeting last month. David Hischke, chairman of the Oconto Electric board of directors, succeeds Elaine Eckendorf of Central Wisconsin Electric, who reached her term limit. Hischke was elected during district meetings this past