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Mush to Love

If winter doldrums are creeping in, you might find yourself looking for ways to keep your mood from going to the dogs completely. One way to do that is to go right to the dogs, especially those that are competing in the Northern Pines Sled Dog Race in Iron River. At this annual event, you

2022: The Year of Transportation Transformation

This is it. This year is the “end of the beginning” of the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), according to many industry analysts, and automakers are ready. For example, Ford announced it is doubling up on production of the F-150 Lightning, which goes on sale in limited numbers this spring. General Motors says it will

Redistricting: an ‘inside baseball’ game

(Above: An image from 1812, drawn by Elkanah Tisdale, of a Massachusetts legislative map that looked like a giant salamander. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Even though a good portion of the population likely has an opinion on legislative redistricting, very few understand the process and the politics that govern it. Redistricting is one of

Improve Safety with Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detector Upgrades

If that old smoke detector, discolored, stained with paint or years of household grime, could send you a message silently, it might say “please replace me.” Those life-saving warning devices designed to alert us to smoke and fire were never meant to last forever. “The National Fire Protection Association and Underwriters Laboratories suggests replacing smoke

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“Keeping the Lights On” License Plate Orders Needed “Keeping the Lights On” specialty plates recognizing Wisconsin’s utility workers are now available, but more people need to order the plates to meet the quota for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to continue to offer them. As of January, 418 drivers opted for the plates on their