While the rising cost of eggs nationwide has some cutting back, there will be no shortage at Lincoln County’s annual Dairy Breakfast Sunday. Egg prices have skyrocketed across the Midwest due to the Avian Flu. The breakfast staple was taken off the menu for Dane County’s dairy breakfast last Saturday due to supply and cost.

MERRILL, Wis. -- Merrill city officials are scrambling to decide if they will accept the Lincoln County Board's offer to sell the fairgrounds to the city for a dollar.  

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Maple syrup production in northern Wisconsin is wrapping up for the season.  For small producers a fickle weather pattern meant it wasn’t a great season in terms of syrup quantity.  But for larger producers who use more high-tech systems, it was still an above average year.  And the reasons behind these sap dynamics are still somewhat of a mystery. 

The day I visit Maple Hollow Farm near Merrill Wisconsin is muddy and cool – a typical backdrop for a process that takes place only in spring, when the sap is running.