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Bears Among US
”Bears have lived in the Driftless Area for longer than humans, much longer than Euro-Americans.
“I think there are a lot more bears than we think. Maybe they’re watching us more than we know. — Mary Coughlan, Ettrick, Wis.
By Pamela Eyden
Distilling in the Midwest
Across the Upper Midwest and elsewhere, the convergence of the locavore movement and a resurgence of hip cocktail culture is fueling a boom in small distilleries.
By Sara Millhouse
The Driftless Reader
For readers unfamiliar with the Driftless Area, this book may be the beginning of a rewarding relationship ... Meine and Keeley's careful work is obvious from their choices.
Review by Sara Millhouse
PLUS — migrating big birds, boathouses on the Black River, game wardens.
A Sampling of Past Stories
Climbing the River Bluffs (pdf)
By Pamela Eyden The Mississippi River valleycould be the best sport-climbing spot in the Midwest. March-April 2017
Waiting for the Julia Belle Swain (pdf)
By John Gabbert The hard, gritty, expensive work of rescuing one of the finest steam sternwheeler packet boats ever built is nearly finished. Jan-Feb 2017
Effigy Mounds of the Wisconsin River Valley
By Sara Millhouse September-October 2016
Coldwater Cave May-June 2016
By Capt. Ted Peck
By Molly McGuire July-Aug 2015
Carp Poetry Winners - July-Aug 2015
12 Great Rivertown Gardens (pdf) - May-June 2015
Sand Dollars —
Mining Frac Sand in the River Valley (pdf
Boykin Spaniels and Box Turtles July-Aug 2010
down on the river
Overlooks, lookouts, precipices and blufftop peaks
Otter Kind of Critter