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Who Is Stealing Wisconsin's Birch?

By Scott Bowe/WisContext

In the autumn of 2016, forestry and law enforcement officials in northwestern Wisconsin started receiving reports of paper birch trees being stolen from public and private lands. The tree's white, papery bark is popular for "Northwoods"-style decorations and crafts, driving demand for raw material.

Theft of smaller paper birch trees, saplings and limbs are common, with buyers paying $1.50 to $2 per pole. Wardens from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources estimate that a prolific poacher can make hundreds of dollars per day with no investment other than a pickup truck and hand saw. Private, tribal, county, state and national forests in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and Upper Michigan are all facing this birch theft.

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Posted on September 19, 2017

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Chicagoetry: 77 Minutes After 8

By J.J. Tindall
What else is a sky like me to do at times but rain?

Posted on September 18, 2017

Who Is Stealing Wisconsin's Birch?

By Scott Bowe/WisContext
It is important for consumers to ask questions when making home decor purchases. Where did the birch come from? Was it legally harvested?

Posted on September 19, 2017

Beachwood Photo Booth: Devilish Dr. Phil

By Helene Smith

Posted on September 15, 2017

At The Art Institute | Past Forward: Architecture and Design

By The Art Institute Of Chicago
An integrated, ever-changing, and multilayered experience.

Posted on September 12, 2017

Making The Most Of Wisconsin's Autumn Garden Harvest

By Vijai Pandian/WisContext
How best to handle five common types of produce grown in Wisconsin.

Posted on September 11, 2017

Beachwood Photo Booth: Marie's

By Helene Smith
Red light district.

Posted on September 8, 2017

Recovery Month

By Al-Anon
"Sometimes it is easy to see what alcohol is doing to the drinker. It may be more difficult to see what it is doing to the rest of the family."

Posted on September 7, 2017

Beachwood Photo Booth: Lannings' Crossing

By Helene Smith
A Grand Rapids intersection.

Posted on September 1, 2017

Slow & Low

Tricked. Out.
"We are the only lowrider community festival in Chicago bringing together car and bike clubs all across the Midwest."

Posted on August 30, 2017

Chicago Comicon 2017!

By Greg Boozell
Some of our favorite cosplayers.

Posted on August 28, 2017

Beachwood Photo Booth: Cherry Pie

By Helene Smith
Tastes so good makes a grown man cry.

Posted on August 25, 2017

Chicagoetry: September 1, 2017

By J.J. Tindall
We must love one another. Or die.

Posted on August 31, 2017

RECALL! Expresco Chicken Skewer Products

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
These items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Texas.

Posted on August 24, 2017

RECALL! Wisconsin Pork Sausage Patties

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Posted on August 23, 2017

How To Raise A Pizza

By Candice Wagener/WisContext
"People drive from Minneapolis or Chicago or Madison to a small town in central Wisconsin to have pizza on our farm."

Posted on August 22, 2017

Beachwood Photo Booth: Cloudy Gate

By Helene Smith
Welcome to Chicago.

Posted on August 18, 2017

Fish Unboxing

By PlantedDiscusFishTank
I waited all summer to get another discus order in and this time I ordered mature adults so I can restart breeding discus. I hope you are as excited as I am to receive these beautiful fish and hopefully get them to spawn soon!

Posted on August 16, 2017

MUSIC - The Voice Of Suka.
TV - Sean Spicer At The Emmys.
POLITICS - Make Credit Freezes Free In Illinois.
SPORTS - Bears: From Moral Victory To Immoral Loss.

BOOKS - How White People Were Invented.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicagoetry: 77 Minutes After 8.

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