A couple weeks ago I introduced myself and asked for feedback on what people like about The Country Today and what they’d like to see done dif…

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As the new editor for The Country Today, I have just one thing to say to our readers: Help!

The first rule of road trips is to never embark upon a road trip. At least not one like ours: 10 days and 2,500 miles of tent camping in the n…

To the left of the stainless-steel elevator in Eau Claire’s Christ Church Cathedral hangs a plaque which reads: “The Frank and Miriam Carr Car…

I was very young  —I had just turned eight — to begin a torrid love affair but the St. Louis Cardinals made it easy. It was 1963, Stan Musial’…

The American Dairy Coalition, which represents dairy farmers from across the U.S., is asking all dairy farmers to contact their federal legisl…

On March 1, Nebraska’s attorney general threw the book at AltEn, alleging the 24-million-gallon-per year ethanol maker near Mead spent most of…

Emergency Medical Service personnel are invaluable across our state for their dedication to our communities and for providing lifesaving suppo…

Shortly before dawn, the Easter Bunny is roused to work by the buzz of his alarm. He groans, searching for a snooze button.

The morning was unseasonably mild, and the parking lot of the church was packed.

One year ago I began a journal to record my daily life throughout this worldwide pandemic. Someday, I reasoned, I might want to read about wha…

One snowy afternoon in the winter of 1960, a train en route from Milwaukee to Eau Claire screeched to a halt five miles east of our city. Over…

My son wanted to sell his Xbox, so I put the machine up for sale on an online marketplace. Took pictures, wrote a tidy, enticing description, …

One March morning years ago, I was scolding my husband for some small thing he did or did not do. I grabbed my car keys for a dramatic exit an…

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When the first-grade teacher encouraged us to help our daughter find a “consistent workspace conducive to virtual learning,” I’m pretty sure s…

I want to draw attention to distress in the rural economy across the Grain Belt. States like Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa are experienci…