Why this plant nursery drives cross-country to hand-deliver orders: “There's not a lot of wiggle room”

Nov 24, 2021
Rising freight rates and delayed deliveries are forcing a Wisconsin plant nursery to find ways around the supply chain tie-ups.
Knight Hollow Nursery in Middleton, Wisconsin, specializes in propagations of high-value ornamental trees, shrubs and fruit crops.
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Wisconsin may not get the high-tech jobs it expected

Feb 6, 2019
Foxconn changed its plans for a plant in Wisconsin, then changed them again.
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has been planning to build an enormous factory in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
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Why sports teams are getting into the real estate business

Oct 3, 2018
The Green Bay Packers are the latest team seeking gains from a stadium adjacent development.
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How Wisconsin became the ginseng state — and part of the trade war

Jul 31, 2018
Almost all the ginseng grown in America comes from the state, and the majority of that crop gets exported to China. It's the perfect target for retaliatory tariffs.

Here’s why foreign companies are investing less in the U.S.

Jun 28, 2018
In Wisconsin today, President Donald Trump did a thing politicians like to do sometimes. Shovel in hand, he touted a big investment in the U.S. and the jobs it’s supposed to create. The shovel was gold-toned, and the investment: a $10 billion LCD display plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn. Thing is, foreign direct investment […]

Is retraining worth it? Laid off paper millworkers weigh the benefits

Sep 6, 2017
Government programs are meant to help those workers get new jobs. But reinvention is hard.
The remains of the NewPage paper mill in Kimberly, Wisconsin. The mill closed in 2008, leaving 600 people out of work. Kimberly-Clark Corp. built the mill in 1889.
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Wisconsin wants Medicaid recipients to pony up more money

Apr 26, 2017
'It’s just another punch in the gut,' one enrollee says.
With President Trump in office, the state of Wisconsin is pushing a radical Medicaid proposal.
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Wisconsin lake yields prized sturgeon, if you can spear it

Apr 6, 2017
Frozen Lake Winnebago is no deterrent for anglers looking for the huge fish that is the source of Russian caviar.
Freshwater sturgeon can be found around the world and can weigh up to 100 pounds.
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Taking Wisconsinites' temperature on Obamacare

Mar 13, 2017
Residents of Wisconsin, a state that helped elect President Donald Trump, have mixed feelings about the Affordable Care Act.
A constituent demonstrates during a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act.
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