13 Dirty & Dangerous Outdoor Games Every Wisconsin Parent Needs to Teach their Kids

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Do you remember what it was like growing up in Wisconsin when you were a kid?

Your childhood was probably filled with sandbox creations and snow forts. You most likely tore through the neighborhood on your bike and had sword fights with sticks.

So what’s wrong with kids these days? With their video gaming and their smartyphones and all those app thingies. Why don’t they get outside and play instead of insta-chatting on their text machines?

Well, I’m here to tell you – it’s our fault as parents and grandparents. We’re the ones raising them, and all too often, we’re the ones holding them back.

But it’s not too late to turn things around. Let’s get dirty and dangerous.

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11 Novels to Read if You Love Wisconsin

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It’s finally spring -according to the calendar- but we all know in Wisconsin, warmer weather doesn’t always come when we want it to.

While we shiver and wait impatiently for spring weather to stick around, why not get to know Wisconsin a little better from the comfort of a few good books? Whether these books take place in cities, farms or woods, let’s be honest, it’s all about location, location, location. In other words, Wisconsin. Anything set in Wisconsin is bound to be a winner, right?

Settle in for 11 novels set in Fish Creek, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander and, of course, Green Bay.

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10 Reasons To Be Glad You Live In Wisconsin

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Ask any Wisconsinite to give you one reason they’re proud to live in Wisconsin and you’ll most likely hear that we’ve got the best football fans in the NFL – not to mention the only community-owned professional sports team.

You’ll probably also hear about Summerfest – the world’s largest music festival. Or that we’re the “Water Park Capital of The World” – thanks to Wisconsin Dells.

Our Wisconsin Fish Fry, beer brats and other famous food traditions are also great reasons to love this state! But, there are even more reasons we can all be glad we live in Wisconsin. Here are 10 of the big ones…

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