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Journey to Wisconsin's ice caves of the Apostle Islands Video included

The majesty and might of ice left untamed is now on display at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore area along Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. But for a limited time only.  More>>

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A look inside Wisconsin's historic Al Ringling Theatre

The curtain is going up on the Al Ringling Theatre's 99th year being dubbed "America's Prettiest Playhouse." More>>

Caught on camera: Wisconsin's heritage of trail cameras Video included

Some incredible images of animals roaming the wilderness around the world have been captured using trail cameras.

But the concept of placing specialized cameras in nature to scout for animals originated from the idea of a Park Falls, Wis. man.

Special report: The science of sleep

The average adult needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night in orderly to be properly rested, according to data from the National Sleep Foundation.

But not getting an adequate amount of rest could have a greater impact on your health than just making you feel tired.

Vilas Co. resort has connections to history Video included

Hidden just outside Eagle River in Vilas County lies a stretch of land the Chippewa dubbed "Kee-Mi-Con." More>>

Shawano Co. snowshoeing group aims to find porcupines

It's early in the morning in Shawano County. A team of novice snowshoers are traversing through the woods outside the Navarino Nature Center in search of porcupines. More>>

Wisconsin museum highlights aluminum trees

They're bright, shiny and rather untraditional. But the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas tree just might be Wisconsin's quintessential holiday decoration. More>>

Hauge Log Church prepares for another Christmas

Built atop a hillside in Dane County sits the Hauge Log Church. It's a place constructed in 1852 fostering the faith of some of Wisconsin's original settlers from Norway. More>>

Rhinelander's connection to the Heisman Trophy Video included

The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.

But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida County is arguably one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets.

Habitat for Humanity goes green in Wisconsin

The sounds of construction abound at the growing Eco-Village in River Falls, Wisconsin.  And though on the exterior it looks like a typical development site, there's more than meets the eye. More>>

The art of fire and glass

In a job with lots of repetition, it's likely easiest to work when you can find yourself in a nice easy rhythm.  That includes work incorporating blowtorches into your occupation. More>>

Mineral Point couple works to preserve history at Walker House Inn

Central to the town history of Mineral Point, Wis. is a building called the Walker House Inn. More>>

Marshfield farm's abundant alpacas

Alpacas are intriguing animals. Their body shape makes you think of a camel, while a closer inspection of their faces trigger thoughts of terriers. And it is hard not to fall in love with their big teddy bear eyes.

At least that was the case for Mike and Janice Fountain of Marshfield.

Wisconsin native shares colossal passion for science with fossils

The science and stories behind fossils constitutes the passion and life-long interest of Wisconsin native David Daniels. More>>

Birds in Art artists discuss methods and passions

The Woodson Art Museum in Wausau is now home to one of the world's finest collections of art depicting avian wildlife. More>>

The family business of Wisconsin wine making

The acres of grapes at Elmaro Vineyard are a true distinguishing feature amid the rolling terrain of western Wisconsin. More>>

Madison garden hosts symbol of Thai and American friendship

The striking contrasts between simple continuity and delicate detail compose the commanding presence of the Thai pavilion at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison.

"It really is a piece of art," Sharon Cybart told Newsline 9.

Tracking Wisconsin's growing elk population

The sound of snapping brush surrounds you as a team of elk trackers slices through the dense brush of the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest.  More>>

Father and sons utilize Oneida Co. river for harvesting bait

The Musky fishing season has officially started in northern Wisconsin.

But to catch one, many actually use another species of fish as bait.

Special report: Coping with the cost of child care

Finding child care is an in-demand and expensive endeavor in Wisconsin.

Marathon Co. greenhouse welcomes spring

Spring is in full bloom at Brenda Koshollek's greenhouse in Hatley.

But for this gardener, flowers aren't for decoration. They're for expression.

Portage Co. prairie chickens embark on annual ritual

Portage County, Wisconsin is one of a few places where Prairie Chickens roam wild.

But to see them, you've got to be in place hours before sunrise.

Wausau running group organizes run to benefit Boston

The Boston Marathon bombing is an event hitting close to home for Andy Davis.

"We have some friends that were out there running and were near the finish line, that were in that spot where the bombing took place twenty minutes before," Davis told Newsline 9.

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