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Tree Pruning Workshop

A tree pruning workshop will be held April 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Duane Grant residence. Dress for the weather, this will be hands on. The Grant residence is located at N10952 South Fork Road, in Lugerville. For more information call the UW Extension office at 715-339-2555.

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Engaging the Power of Demographic Information for Communities

Dan Veroff, Demographic Specialist, Applied Population Laboratory / University of Wisconsin-Extension  Over the last decade or so, there has been an enormous increase in the availability of data of all kinds.  Where once accessing and using data was in the domain of experts, we can now get data quite easily from websites, apps, infographics, and from […]


The Impact of 4-H

For more than a century, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development has worked to engage youth participants throughout the state in leadership training, community-building experiences and experiential-learning opportunities to better their own lives and the lives of the people around them. For many youth, 4-H is the first class they take at the UW. Current 4-H Youth […]


Not Bugs Bunny’s Carrot Anymore

Sevie Kenyon: It’s not Bugs Bunny’s carrot anymore, we’re visiting today with Phil Simon, Department of Horticulture University of Wisconsin Madison in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and I’m Sevie Kenyon. Phil, carrots, they come in many colors many shapes, can you tell us what’s new in the market. Phil Simon: What’s viewed […]

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Small Steps Can Be More Effective to Improve Diet

Eating healthier is a goal many Americans put at the top of their list of New Year’s resolutions. But as the year goes on, are people likely to stick with their goal? In a recent study, researchers compared grocery receipts from a group of households at three different times: for a few months before the […]

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Is Your Teen’s Bedroom a Disaster Area

Do you suspect that all your missing dishes are buried beneath the debris in your teen’s bedroom? Are you tempted to put a condemned sign on the door? If this sounds like your child’s room, take heart—you are not alone! Dealing with messy rooms is an ongoing issue for many parents of teens according to […]


Still Time to Enroll in Health Care

February 15, 2015 is the deadline for signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  People in Price County can get questions answered and help with completing forms at the Phillips Library, 286 Cherry Street, on January 30 from 9 – 2p.m. or on February 12 from 9 – 2p.m.  For more […]


Take Time to Check Your Free Credit Report

The information in your credit report can affect your life in important ways. It can influence your interest rate for credit cards and loans; affect your monthly insurance payments; your ability to get a mortgage or rent an apartment; and maybe even apply for a job. What’s in your credit report? It is a detailed […]


Healthy Habits Can Save You Money

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health–and wealth–in 2015. 1. Stop (or don’t start) […]

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Healthy Screen Use for Families with Toddlers

In most American households, screens now outnumber family members. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions are part of everyday life for many families and children. With screen media playing a bigger role in our lives, how can parents know how much, and what kind of screen time, is healthy for their young children? Recently, a team […]