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A Heated Debate

Science Validates Common Sense Purposefully isolated in Wisconsin’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, station 0423E2 of the U.S. Climate Reference Network (CRN) has measured air temperatures and assorted other conditions that characterize the local climate, continuously since 2005. Managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Necedah station and the rest of the state-of-the-art

Round About in Vernon County

You could say that Vernon County has cornered the market on a unique subset of ag tourism, which is a bit ironic considering the distinguishing characteristic of that very subset is a distinct lack of corners. Located in the Driftless Area in the southwest corner of the state, Vernon County is home to more round

College Education

As we close in on the 2020 presidential election I’m surprised by the groups and individuals advocating abandonment of the electoral mechanism designed with great care by the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention of 1787.  At that time, direct election of the country’s leader was an idea unique to the United States. Convention delegates faced the opportunity—and

Three Ways Your Co-op Manages Physical Threats to the Grid

The threat of cybersecurity attacks on the electric grid gets a lot of attention these days, and regular readers will remember last month’s article looking at a wide variety of ways system reliability can be undone, ranging all the way from sheer happenstance to ill-advised public policy choices. Truth be told, physical damage disrupting power

Magazine Earns National Awards | Disaster Declaration Opens Relief Pipeline | State Okays Transmission Project | More Transmission to Come | Drillers Resist Waste Storage

Magazine earns national awards  For a second consecutive year, Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News has won double recognition in a competition designed to reward quality work in co-op journalism. The October 2018 article “Empowering Enterprise” and the April 2019 story “Good News is No News” each earned an Award of Merit this summer from the National