A recent traffic crash in Fitchburg claimed the lives of four young men, and the driver has been tentatively charged with four counts of homicide by drunken driving. According to a national survey, Wisconsin leads the nation in drunken driving.
Featured: The Wisconsin Law Library’s compilation of links to village, town, city and county ordinances across Wisconsin. Continue Reading
Compared to the devastating tornadoes that have ripped through Joplin and Tuscaloosa and other southern communities, Wisconsin has managed to avoid the high fatalities. But the Barneveld tornado killed nine and injured more than 200 on June 8, 1984. Learn more about Wisconsin twisters at InfoLink. Continue Reading
Mississippi River resources covering a wide-range of topics from flooding to recreation are available on Wisconsin InfoLink. Continue Reading
Wisconsin is hardly the Hollywood of the Midwest, but there are a few film resources here worth checking out this Oscar season. Continue Reading
Trails, maps, snow reports, safety tips and statistics for snowmobilers, from librarian-blogger Ron Larson. Continue Reading
It’s that time of year where traveling even a short distance can become a major adventure due to bad weather. Wisconsin InfoLink can help you prepare for or avoid those hassles with its links to driving and weather conditions. Continue Reading
For the third post in a series on online newspaper research, serials expert Ron Larson introduces us to the Wisconsin Historical Society news archives. Continue Reading
Gannett pulled its dailies from the Wisconsin Newspaper Archive because it had another archive contract. Also, details on the pay-per-story archive service at NewsLibrary.com. Continue Reading
Serials librarian Ron Larson introduces us to an archive of newspapers, most of which are out of print. Continue Reading
BadgerLink — the state’s online full-text library collections — now has access to five years of complete PDF pages from more than 250 Wisconsin newspapers, dailies and weeklies. This is a major breakthrough for those of you who need to search back issues of newspapers, as very few weeklies have any searchable archives and most dailies have extremely poor ones. Continue Reading
As elections draw nigh, librarian and WisconsinWatch blogger Ron Larson provides some tips on how to follow Wisconsin political money and keep tabs on the candidates.