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Menasha joins flock of communities that allow residents to keep backyard chickens

Mayor Don Merkes broke a tie vote, noting Appleton, Fox Crossing, Harrison and Neenah all allow urban chickens.


Top players, teams and predictions for the WIAA state boys basketball playoffs

USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin's Ricardo Arguello gives his predictions for all five divisions of the WIAA boys basketball playoffs.


As Lac du Flambeau road closure standoff enters month two, possible legal and legislative action loom. Here's what to know.

Legislative and legal action are being considered as road closures enter their second month on the northern Wisconsin reservation.


A bipartisan consensus could be growing on how to teach reading statewide

Bipartisan cooperation could "really make a difference" in helping schools be more effective in how they teach reading, said one legislator.


'Black culture isn't just for Black people': How the Appleton school district celebrated Black History Month

Although February is a time to intentionally celebrate and honor Black history, Kempton Freeman, a cultural adviser at Appleton West High School, said "culture is all year round."


A legendary and inspiring Wisconsin high school coach is about to retire. But at 82, Jerry Petitgoue isn't done with basketball

Jerry Petitgoue stays in contact with former players and manages to connect with their sons. He's in good health and winning games. Not bad for 82.


Growing your own citrus trees indoors during a Wisconsin winter is fun, fruitful and frustrating

Gardeners who grow lime and lemon trees out on the patio in summer bring them along in the house for winter, and that's when the real fun begins.


Top Sheboygan officials lacked key details on police department sexual harassment probes

Citizen oversight board wasn't involved in reviewing police investigation; mayor says he was unaware independent review ordered by city was halted


Climate change is making Wisconsin's craft brewers change the way they do business

Breweries around Wisconsin are pushing for sustainable practices. But as the environment becomes more unstable, costs will continue to grow.


Girls wrestling tournament finds home at Kohl Center; plus updated area girls basketball sectional pairings

The move to the Kohl Center was a big success for girls wrestling in Wisconsin; plus updated girls basketball sectional pairings.


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