Wisconsin farmers are keeping a close eye on the immigration reform debate in Washington, D.C.
John Pagel, owner of a 4,500-cow dairy farm in Kewaunee, has 140 workers. About half are not U.S. citizens.
The dairy industry is unique because of the year-round nature of the business. Cows are milked year-round, but some visas only allow foreign workers to stay in this country for months at a time.
When the state with the 11th highest number of Catholic residents in the country happens to be a presidential battleground, it’s sure thing that followers of the faith will play a key role in deciding the next president.
Roman Catholics make up more than 25 percent of Wisconsin’s population, or 1.5 million people, according to the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies’ 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study.
Some area gun retailers are seeing a boon in sales — even after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Dale Raby said that since President Barack Obama’s re-election in November and the president’s recent speech about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, his store has been “crazy.”