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We Live Up Here

WXPR's We Live Up Here series is a home for stories that focus on the people, history, and culture that make the Northwoods of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan such a unique place to live.

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  • In the early 1900s, thousands of settlers moved into the Upper Midwest to farm lands that were recently cutover by timber companies. Many challenges and…
  • Bill and Donna Kallner from eastern Langlade County are what you might call a “crafty couple.” Bill constructs fish landing nets and Donna makes textiles…
  • Northwoods Dog SleddingThe image many have of dog sledding is a parka-wearing man pulled by Siberian Huskies slowly crossing a barren tundra. A visit with…
  • For Duluth, Minnesota resident, Emily Ford, a “hike” isn’t a leisurely stroll through the woods in a t-shirt and shorts. This winter, it’s a trudge…
  • Have you ever stopped and admired an old wooden canoe or an early motorboat on a lake? If you have, you are not alone as the beauty and craftsmanship of…
  • If you live in the Northwoods, you know there are still many family-run funeral homes. Funeral home directors, along with the entire funeral industry,…
  • If you live up here, you are familiar with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. What you may not know is that these forests were inhabited for…
  • The Northwoods has long been known for its active art community. Jim Skibo visited two local artists to learn how the COVID-19 restrictions have changed…
  • A logical result of the pandemic and a weakened economy would be a sluggish real estate market in the Northwoods and elsewhere. Instead, real estate…
  • When the Wolf River reached record levels late in July, the raft and tube rental concessions closed because of concerns for rider safety. But for…