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Everybody loves Paris

What if nobody means it? Since Cole Porter wrote the tune in 1953, vocalists have sung that they “love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.” There are signs that this summer the word might be “fizzles.” In March, G-20 finance ministers representing the world’s largest economies drafted a statement for issuance this July. Last

Curds have their way

Festival celebrates community’s key product No one does cheese curds like Ellsworth. This Pierce County village is, after all, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, a title bestowed upon the community in 1984 by then governor Anthony Earl. It’s a fitting honor for the home of the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which has achieved world-wide acclaim

The new living space

Reimagining the American Dream A house, two kids, a manicured lawn, and a well-maintained fence to keep it all safe. For years, that’s the dream to which many Americans aspired. But if you’ve scrolled through your social media feed lately or watched one of the countless reality shows about real estate and housing, you might’ve

Cooperators lobby in D.C.

At the end of April more than 2,000 electric cooperative members from across the country—including 77 from Wisconsin—descended upon Washington, D.C., to talk with members of Congress. Our National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) organizes this massive effort along with statewide co-op organizations, to demonstrate the grassroots support for electric cooperatives across the country and

Cooperators in D.C.; CCS project stalled; Construction blocked on transmission segment; Co-ops claim win with rural task force; Shorthanded FERC to get shorter?

Co-ops claim win with rural task force Creation of a Rural America Task Force, announced by the Trump administration during last month’s National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) legislative conference in Washington, D.C., was scored as a victory by the co-op organization’s leadership. NRECA CEO Jim Matheson called the task force “a key step as