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2014-09-29 16:21:53

Stevens Point Honda prepares Wisconsin drivers for fall, winter travel in durable SUV STEVENS POINT, Wis., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers struggling to find a vehicle that offers both utility and style are turning to Stevens Point Honda for its 2015 Honda Pilot in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The SUV has utility in its name, but it also offers the amenities drivers crave for day-to-day driving. With colder weather quickly approaching, Wisconsin drivers will need a vehicle...

2014-09-29 16:21:51

Palmen Auto Stores of Kenosha and Racine, Wis., lower prices on many pre-owned models KENOSHA, Wis., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As auto shoppers buying brand new or recent-year models wish to take advantage of the ease and simplicity of the trade-in process, auto dealerships are generally happy to oblige. After all, this helps complete the sale of new vehicles and adds more used options to the available inventory. However, there can come a time when the number of trades...

2014-09-29 12:29:21

*Billboard image available online at WisLegalize.org* MADISON, Wis., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The League of Marijuana Voters launched a billboard Monday that highlights two Wisconsin state senators' obstruction of medical marijuana legalization. The first ever billboard advocating for medical marijuana legislation in Wisconsin is part of a new campaign targeting Senators Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) and Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) for preventing passage of a bill that would allow...

2014-09-29 08:37:48

Gigamon's Visibility Fabric(TM) Enables Pervasive Security in High Speed Research Network SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon® (NYSE: GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric(TM), today announced that the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), one of the most prolific research universities in the world, has selected Gigamon's Visibility Fabric to provide pervasive visibility in order to manage and...

2014-09-26 23:05:37

Will offer training and technical assistance to help Ryan White-funded HIV organizations navigate changing health care landscape Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin have announced a new HRSA-funded training and technical assistance resource for Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations. The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care provides free training and technical...

2014-09-26 16:20:59

Local Wisconsin dealership offers lifetime engine warranty JEFFERSON, Wis., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the biggest downsides to purchasing a used car is the potential risk of expensive repairs. This can make the experience of buying a used vehicle intimidating and somewhat scary. However, a Jefferson, Wisconsin dealer is removing all of the anxiety from the used car buying experience by offering a lifetime engine warranty on their vehicles. Photo -...

2014-09-26 12:21:22

CN is on track to generate 2014 frac-sand revenues of C$300-million -- a year ahead of schedule CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Northern Frac Proppants II, LLC, today celebrated the opening of Northern's new state-of-the-art frac- sand production plant at Alma Center, Wis. CN now serves 13 frac-sand mines with more than 10 million tons of annual production capacity. Northern's production facility, located on CN's rehabilitated Whitehall...

whooping crane
2014-09-26 03:00:57

USGS Efforts continue to increase population of endangered bird Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species. The cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife...

2014-09-25 12:31:40

Major Harms Already Seen to Human Health, Water Quality and Property Values in WI and MN; Rapid Growth of Fracking Could Lead to Similar Mining in IL, ME, MA, MI, MO, NY, NC, SC, PA, TN, VT and VA. BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frac sand mining - the extraction of the fine-particle sand needed for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") of wells -- is expanding rapidly in the United States and poses a little-understood threat to human health, the environment, and local...

2014-09-25 12:23:36

Local CITGO Marketers and CITGO Petroleum Raise More than $110,000 to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association MADISON, Wis., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 14, local CITGO Marketers Condon Oil Company, Frawley Oil Company and U.S. Oil, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) teamed up for the second annual MDA Madison Muscle Team event at the Keva Sports Center in Middleton. The event, which raised more than $110,000 in support of the...


Latest Wisconsin Reference Libraries

Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
2013-11-22 11:59:03

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1,530,647 acre United States National Forest located in northern Wisconsin within the United States. Much of the old growth forest within the area was ruined by logging early in the 20th century. Some of the trees that remain growing there today were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As they are legally two separate national forests – the Chequamegon National Forest and the Nicolet National Forest – the areas were...

2012-06-14 10:47:15

Symbol: SAPE12 Group: Dicot Family: Salicaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Tree Native Status: L48    I CAN    I Synonyms:   SABA2 Salix babylonica auct. non L. p.p.   SABL2 Salix ×blanda Andersson (pro sp.)   SABL3 Salix blanda Andersson, database artifact   SAEL4 Salix elegantissima K. Koch   SAPEB Salix pendulina Wender. var. blanda (Andersson) Meikle ex anon., ined.   SAPEE Salix pendulina...

2012-06-15 05:47:17

Symbol: LEWI2 Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora wisconsinensis H. Magn. – Wisconsin rim lichen

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.