Winter

“The essence of being a good dog musher is your love for dogs.”

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.

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Howard Thompson | Mondovi, WI

“It was a lot of sleepless nights, waiting for the surgery that would save his life.”

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

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The Dart Family | Luxemburg, WI

“Small towns in Wisconsin are special places.”

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

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Joy | Mineral Point, WI

“We always say it’s cold in Wisconsin, but the people are warm.”

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

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Michael & Patience | Appleton, WI

Wintersong Warms Hearts with Music for a Cause

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

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Wintersong | Madison, WI