Duane: When I was growing up in Oulu, Wisconsin, everywhere you went there were people speaking the Finnish language. Finnish sounds and refrains were around every corner. I remember going to the co-op store in Iron River as a kid. There’d always be these old-timers sitting on a bench by the door, passing time, speaking in […]
I live in Mondovi, a city along the Buffalo River in western Wisconsin. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and often would listen to radio programs and watch television shows about dogs, like ‘Lassie’, ‘Rin Tin Tin’ and ‘Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.’ That kind of dovetailed into my dog sled racing interest.
My dad made it clear that we could do what we wanted; we didn’t have to stay on the farm. He said he would support our decisions. Photos courtesy of The Lands We Share project “But, growing up, I just remember when you get those first few warm days of spring and there’s that smell.
When she was younger, my grandma was on our tribal council. She’d always take us around with her, to Madeline Island, to Red Cliff, all over. She’s elderly now, and when I moved in with her she wasn’t doing very well. I got worried about her sugar addiction, and about all the medications that she
Tiffany: I grew up in a small town about 20 minutes outside of Green Bay called Luxemburg. We lived in a small trailer across the road from a farm. My mom was a bartender, so she worked nights, and my dad worked out of town a lot. Photos by Megan Monday We had a lot of babysitters
Small towns in Wisconsin are special places. They thrive when the community has opportunities to get together, and Mineral Point really knows how to bring people out for the winter holidays. Photos by Megan Monday “The first big thing is always our December gallery night. All the shops open their doors with candlelight, and we
https://vimeo.com/153957970 Henry and his dad embarked on a big adventure together: the American Birkebeiner ski race. Share This Post Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on email More you may like
Michael: I had come to the United States as a Fulbright scholar and went to the University of Minnesota. In ’95, when I was in Minnesota, I went to an event called the Promise Keepers, something that taught men to be good husbands. I went there with 60,000 other men in the Metrodome. Photos by Megan
Wintersong has become an important annual event for the Madison music community. Local singer-songwriter Anna Vogelzang brought bands with a Madison connection together for the first time in 2012, and each year they sing holiday tunes and raise donations for Second Harvest. Photos by Megan Monday “My husband and I make a Christmas record for