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Wisconsin newspapers and Wisconsin newspaper list

Introduction to Wisconsin News Media.

Wisconsin is a US state that shares its borders with Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Michigan. The largest city of Wisconsin is Milwaukee. It is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. According to Madison.com, it was the fastest growing city in the United States in 2020. Kenosha and Green Bay are other highly populated cities of Wisconsin. As many as 72 counties come within the geographical boundaries of Wisconsin.

History of Wisconsin Newspapers

Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848 after being controlled by several governances. The region was part of the Indiana territory, Illinois territory and Michigan territory before being separated as the Wisconsin territory in 1836. However, the printing had started in Wisconsin in 1827. The first newspaper of the state “Green-Bay Intelligencer” started publishing on December 11, 1833.

Albert Ellis and John Suydam are two men credited for establishing Green-Bay Intelligencer. Ellis was the state’s first printer as he used to print lottery tickets in 1827. He had also published a Chippewa language almanac in the same year.

Political Agenda

Wisconsin Free Press was the second newspaper of Wisconsin. Published from the same city as the first one since August 1835, Wisconsin Free Press was started by William Stevenson and Joseph Dickinson to promote Morgan Martin for territorial delegate to Congress. The newspaper could not survive for more than one year and its equipment was sold to the Green-Bay Intelligencer.

The state welcomed Wisconsin Enquirer in November 1838 and Milwaukee Advertiser in July 1836.

Current Status

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the highest circulated newspaper in Wisconsin. Owned by the Gannett Company, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been publishing daily since April 2, 1995. Star Tribune, The Post-Crescent, LaCrosse Tribune, Leader-Telegram, Green Bay Press-Gazette, The Journal Times, Kenosha News and The Janesville Gazette are among popular newspapers currently operating in the state.

Wisconsin newspapers and websites’ list

Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in Wisconsin. With this list of prominent Wisconsin newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Wisconsin based mediahouses.

Star Tribune

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Star Tribune is a daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format in Minnesota. Owned by Star Tribune Media Company LLC, it serves Minneapolis. Its origin goes back to May 25, 1867 when it was founded as Minneapolis Tribune. In its first 24 years, The Tribune underwent six changes in ownership.

History

A new era began for the newspaper after it was acquired by Gilbert A Pierce and William J. Murphy in March 1891. Later, it consolidated with the rival newspaper Minneapolis Daily Star. While Tribune started printing in the morning, the latter would appear in the evening. On April 5, 1982, Minneapolis Tribune and Minneapolis Daily Star merged to form Star and Tribune. In 1987, it was renamed to Star Tribune. Afterwards, it started publication in three editions- one for Minneapolis and the western suburbs, another for Minnesota and the Midwest and third for St. Paul and the eastern suburbs. After being sold and re-sold a number of times, the newspaper filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009. In 2014, Star Tribune was acquired by Glen Taylor, a local businessman.

Digital Media Presence

The Star Tribune launched its website in 1995. However, startribune.com was launched next year. To cater to the interest of its readers, the website has sections such as local, sports, business, opinion, variety, obituaries, autos and jobs among others. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Star Tribune ePaper

Star Tribune Android App

Star Tribune iOS App

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin newspapers 2 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in the morning. Owned by Gannett, it is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on April 2, 1995. It was formed through the merger of Milwaukee Journal, an afternoon newspaper and Milwaukee Sentinel, a morning paper. While Journal traces its origin to 1882, the roots of Sentinel go back to 1837. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also has a website.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ePaper

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Android App

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel iOS App

Channel 3000

WISC-TV, also virtual channel 3, is a television station affiliated with CBS. Licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, it is the flagship TV station of Morgan Murphy Media. WISC-TV went completely digital on February 17, 2009, after the federal mandate for all the television stations in the US to shift from analog to digital.

Origin

Launched on June 24, 1956, it has been a CBS-affiliated television station since it was established. During the late 1950s, it was shortly affiliated with NTA Film Network. Originally, WISC-TV was a sister station to WISC radio. The studios of WISC-TV are located in Madison, whereas its transmitter is located in the city of Middleton. It has a secondary sub channel, TVW, which is affiliated with MyNetworkTV. WKBT-DT is its sister station.

Digital Media Presence

WISC-TV also has a news portal. “WISC-TV is the station of record for Wisconsin’s capital city and a vital and vibrant touchstone for communities throughout southern Wisconsin, while Channel3000 is a nationally-renowned leader and trendsetter among media websites,” it states on its website. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the stories into sections and sub-sections. There are categories such as news, lifestyle, weather, sports and entertainment among others. It also offers mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices. WISC-TV is available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Channel 3000 Online

Channel 3000 Android App

Channel 3000 iOS App

Madison.com

Madison.com is a website based in Wisconsin. It is owned by Lee Enterprises. The news portal has several categories such as opinion, sports, entertainment and lifestyle among others to cater to the interest of its readers. Madison.com is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. It even offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices.

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Madison.com Online

Madison.com Android App

Madison.com iOS App

The Cap Times

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The Cap Times is a news website and bi-weekly publication in Madison. It is owned by The Capital Times Company, which is a joint venture of Capital Newspapers and Lee Enterprises. The Cap Times is published from Monday to Saturday. It was established on December 13, 1917 by William T. Evjue. However, it ceased its print publication on April 26, 2008. The Cap Times also has a news website.

Wisconsin newspapers 5 The Cap Times website

The Cap Times Online

Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin newspapers 6 Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal is a daily broadsheet newspaper. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, it is owned by Lee Enterprises. The first issue of Wisconsin State Journal was published on December 2, 1839 as Madison Express. Founded by William W. Wyman, it started as an afternoon weekly. The newspaper has distribution in 19 county region in south-central Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal also has a news website.

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Weau13 News

WEAU 13 News is a television station affiliated with NBC. It is licensed to Eau Claire, Wisconsin and serves Western Wisconsin along with Chippewa Valley. Owned by Gray Television, WEAU 13 News provides over-the-air services to La Crosse which doesn’t receive the main signal of the station due to the topography.

Origin And History

WEAU TV first went on air on December 17, 1953. Back then, it was under the ownership of Central Broadcasting Company. The ownership group was headed by a predecessor to Morgan Murphy Media. Though a primary NBC affiliate, the television channel also carried programmes from ABC, DuMont and CBS. In the late 1950s, WEAU 13 News had a brief association with NTA Film Network. Among the popular personalities of WEAU TV was “Sheriff Bob” Dawson who used to host kids’ show during the 1950s and 1960s.

Ownerships

In 1962, Morgan Murphy sold off WEAU-TV to The Post Corporation of Appleton. Later, it was purchased by Racine-born George N. Gillett Jr. in 1984. Around the 1990s, WEAU came under the ownership of Busse Broadcasting. In 1998, it was purchased by Cosmos Broadcasting which teamed up with Gray Communications System to buy Busse stations. Cosmos later sold WEAU in exchange for WALB to Gray. Cosmos was later acquired by Gray Television.

Digital Media Presence

WEAU 13 News also has a news portal. The website has several sections including weather, sports and election results among others. It is even available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Weau13 News Online

Weau13 News Android App

Weau13 News iOS App

Action News 2

WBAY-TV is a television station affiliated with ABC. Owned by Gray Television, it is licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin in the United States. The studios of WBAY-TV are located on South Jefferson Street in downtown Green Bay whereas its transmitter is located at Ledgeview.

Origin And History

WBAY-TV first went on air on March 17, 1953. WBAY-TV is the second station in the state to be launched after FCC’s freeze ended in 1952.The TV station was owned by Norbertine Order of Priests, who used to operate WBAY radio and St. Norbert College in De Pere. WBAY was purchased by Nationwide Communications in 1974 and later in 1993 by Young Broadcasting. The TV channel went completely digital on June 12, 2009. It also operates a local weather channel, First Alert Weather 24/7, launched on August 7, 2005. WBAY-TV broadcasts locally produced news programs for 36 hours per week. Newscasts are for six hours on weekdays and three hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Digital Media Presence

WBAY-TV also has a news portal. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated the news stories into several categories such as business, health, weather, sports, podcasts, lifestyle and investigation among others. It is even present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Duluth News Tribune

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Duluth News Tribune, also known as The Tribune or DNT is a broadsheet newspaper published in Duluth, Minnesota. Owned by Forum Communications since 2006, its origin goes back to 1869. Duluth News Tribune also has a news portal with sections such as weather, crime & courts, sports, health, business, education and lifestyle among others. It is even present on Facebook and Twitter.

Origin And History

Duluth News Tribune has been formed through the mergers and takeovers of several publications. Its origin goes back to The Duluth Minnesotian, Duluth’s first weekly newspaper published in 1869 and Duluth Tribune launched in 1870. The Duluth Minnesotian later became The Duluth Herald. In 1892, Tribune merged with Duluth News to form Duluth News-Tribune. In 1929, it was acquired by Herald. After both Herald and News-Tribune were purchased in 1936 by Knight Ridder Inc., there were merged in 1982 to form the News-Tribune & Herald. In 1988, it was renamed Duluth News-Tribune and in 2000, it finally became Duluth News Tribune, omitting the hyphen.

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Duluth News Tribune ePaper

Duluth News Tribune Android App

Duluth News Tribune iOS App

Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio was launched in 1914 as 9XM by an electrical engineering professor Edward Bennett. He actually applied for WPR’s first broadcast license from the U.S. Department of Commerce when he was granted 9XM. While “9” is for the north central region, “X” is for experimental and “M” for Madison. The radio station began broadcasting music by 1917. It became WHA-AM in 1922 and still broadcasts as one of WPR’s 36 stations.

Digital Media Presence

“WPR consists of 37 radio stations programmed by seven regional studios and carrying programming on three content networks – the Ideas Network, the NPR News and Music Network and the All Classical Network,” it mentions on its website. Wisconsin Public Radio has a website with categories such as weather, arts & culture, music, events and shows among others. It is present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as well. WPR also offers apps for both Android and iOS devices.

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Wisconsin Public Radio Android App

Wisconsin Public Radio iOS App

Leader-Telegram

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Leader-Telegram is a newspaper established in 1881 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It covers Chippewa Valley as well. Leader-Telegram was acquired by Adams Publishing Group from Graaskamp and Atkinson families which had owned the newspaper since 1887. It also has a website with sections such as sports, opinions, magazines, and photos among others. Leader-Telegram is present on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Leader-Telegram Online

Leader-Telegram ePaper

Leader-Telegram Android App

Leader-Telegram iOS App

Country Today

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The Country Today is a newspaper and a sub-website of Leader-Telegram. The tagline of the portal is ‘The newspaper that cares about rural life’. The news portal has several sections such as country life, farm, markets, opinions, politics, yarns, classifieds and photos among others.

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The Country Today Online

The Country Today ePaper

Dryden Wire

Dryden Wire is a news portal based in Spooner, Wisconsin. It was launched in 2015 and serves northwest Wisconsin and beyond. Dryden Wire is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Dryden Wire Online

Grant County Herald Independent

Grant County Herald Independent is a newspaper published in Lancaster, Wisconsin. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on March 18, 1843 as Grant County Herald. J. D. Spalding was the first publisher of the paper. The weekly broadsheet newspaper is owned by Morris Multimedia. Grant County Herald Independent also has a website with categories such as sports, life, video, explore, obituaries, opinions/columns and photos among others.

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Grant County Herald Independent Online

Grant County Herald Independent ePaper

Kenosha News

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Kenosha News is a daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format by Lee Enterprises. Based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the newspaper serves northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. Kenosha News was established on September 22, 1894 as Kenosha Evening News. It used to be the flagship publication of United Communications Corporation. Lee Enterprises acquired it along with its sister publication Lake Geneva Regional News from United Communications Corporation in February 2019. Kenosha News also has a website and is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Kenosha News Online

Kenosha News ePaper

Kenosha News Android App

Kenosha News iOS App

Post-Crescent

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The Post-Crescent is an Appleton-based newspaper of Wisconsin. It comes under the control of Gannett’s USA Today Network. The circulation of the daily newspaper is in numerous counties of the Appleton/Fox Cities area. The first edition of The Post-Crescent was published as a weekly called The Appleton Crescent in 1853.

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Post-Crescent Online

Post-Crescent ePaper

Post-Crescent Android App

Post-Crescent iOS App

News-Times

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The News-Times is a Danbury-based newspaper that is published on a daily basis by the Hearst Corporation. Besides the city of Danbury, The News-Times also covers towns of Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, Bethel, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, New Milford, Kent, Sherman, Bridgewater, Southbury and Washington. The News-Times also publishes a weekly newspaper titled ‘The Greater New Milford Spectrum’ for the coverage of New Milford, Kent, Sherman, Washington, Roxbury and Bridgewater.

Wisconsin newspapers 17 NewsTimes website

NewsTimes Online

NewsTimes ePaper

La Crosse Tribune

Wisconsin newspapers 18 La Crosse Tribune

The La Crosse Tribune is a newspaper for the coverage of the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. In 1904, The La Crosse Tribune was launched to report on the power monopoly of that time. No other media publication in La Crosse was reporting on the issue. The La Crosse Tribune is now owned by Lee Enterprises.

Wisconsin newspapers 18 La Crosse Tribune website

La Crosse Tribune Online

La Crosse Tribune ePaper

La Crosse Tribune Android App

La Crosse Tribune iOS App

The Journal Times

Wisconsin newspapers 19 The Journal Times

The Racine Journal Times, which is popularly known as The Journal Times since 1972, is a Wisconsin daily. It primarily serves the entire Racine County area. The first edition of The Racine Journal Times was published under the title of Racine Weekly Journal in 1852. In 1856, the newspaper started publishing daily.

Wisconsin newspapers 19 The Journal Times website

The Journal Times Online

The Journal Times ePaper

The Journal Times Android App

The Journal Times iOS App

Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Northwestern is a Wisconsin paper that publishes on a daily basis in Oshkosh. Until 1998, The Oshkosh Northwestern was owned by the Schwalm and Heaney families. The ownership of the daily newspaper was transferred to Ogden Newspapers and Thomson Newspapers within a span of two months. Since 2000, The Oshkosh Northwestern is owned by Gannett’s USA Today Network.

Wisconsin newspapers 20 Oshkosh Northwestern website

Oshkosh Northwestern Online

Oshkosh Northwestern ePaper

Oshkosh Northwestern Android App

Oshkosh Northwestern iOS App

Star Journal

Star Journal is a newspaper and website based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. It is owned by Multi Media Channels LLC. Local, News, Business, Schools, Law & Order, Arts & Ent, Wedding Planner, Viewpoint and Sports are among the sections of its website. It also features E-Edition and can be followed on Facebook for regular news updates.

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Star Journal Online

Star Journal ePaper

The Green Bay Press-Gazette

Wisconsin newspapers 22 The Green Bay Press Gazette

The Green Bay Press-Gazette is a newspaper for the coverage of northeastern Wisconsin. In 1866, it was launched as a weekly news under the title of Green Bay Gazette. It started publishing on a daily basis in 1871. In 1915, Green Bay Gazette merged with Green Bay Free Press, which was its major competitor. Gannett acquired the business in 1980 and put it under the control of the USA Today Network.

Wisconsin newspapers 22 The Green Bay Press Gazette website

The Green Bay Press-Gazette Online

The Green Bay Press-Gazette ePaper

The Green Bay Press-Gazette Android App

The Green Bay Press-Gazette iOS App

Door County Advocate

Door County Advocate is a community newspaper of Wisconsin. Part of the USA Today Network, the newspaper also has a website with sections like News, Door Co, Sports, Packers, Business and Obituaries among others. Besides E-Edition and mobile apps for both iOS and Android apps, Door County Advocate also has its presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Wisconsin newspapers 23 Door County Advocate website

Door County Advocate Online

Wausau Pilot & Review

Wausau Pilot & Review is a news website that promises to “shed light on news and issues affecting the people of the greater Wausau area” on its Facebook page. It claims to be an independent and nonprofit online news website. In the About Us section, Wausau Pilot & Review says it is “devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in central Wisconsin with a special focus on public policy and quality of life issues”.

Wisconsin newspapers 24 Wausau Pilot Review website

Wausau Pilot & Review Online

Wausau Pilot & Review Android App

Wausau Pilot & Review iOS App

News8000

News8000 is the website of a La Crosse-based news channel called WKBT-DT. News, Weather, Sports and Obits are among the sections of the website. The news channel owned by Morgan Murphy Media primarily serves Western Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley. On August 8, 1954, WKBT was launched as a sister station to WKBH radio.

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News8000 Online

News8000 Android App

News8000 iOS App

Baraboo News Republic

Baraboo News Republic is a community newspaper that publishes on a daily basis by WiscNews. The local newspaper has been in publication “since 1855” according to its Facebook page. News, Obituaries, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyles, COVID-19 and Buy & Sell are among the sections of its website, which also features a Print Edition. One can connect with Baraboo News Republic on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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Baraboo News Republic Online

Baraboo News Republic ePaper

Baraboo News Republic Android App

Baraboo News Republic iOS App

Daily Citizen

Daily Citizen is a community newspaper based in Beaver Dam region of Wisconsin. According to its official Facebook page, Daily Citizen has been published on a daily basis “since 1911”. It is known for the coverage of local news, opinion and sports news from Beaver Dam. Daily Citizen also has a website with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Events and Buy & Sell among others.

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Daily Citizen Online

Daily Citizen ePaper

Juneau County Star-Times

Juneau County Star-Times is the paper of record for Juneau County of Wisconsin. It is published twice a week — Wednesday and Saturday — for the coverage of Elroy, Necedah, Mauston, New Lisbon and Wonewoc. According to its official Facebook page, the first issue of Juneau County Star-Times was published in 1857. News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries and Events are among the sections of its website.

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Juneau County Star-Times Online

Juneau County Star-Times ePaper

Reedsburg Times-Press

Reedsburg Times-Press is a community newspaper for the coverage of Reedsburg in Wisconsin. According to its official Facebook page, Reedsburg Times-Press has been “offering print and online coverage of news, opinion and sports from the Reedsburg area since 1888”. It has a website as well with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries and Events among others.

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Reedsburg Times-Press Online

Reedsburg Times-Press ePaper

The Eagle

The Eagle is a weekly newspaper, which is circulated on Thursday in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin. It covers all the local news and sports news from the greater Sauk Prairie region. News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Galleries, Events and Classifieds are among the sections of its website. One can follow the print edition of The Eagle on its website and follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Eagle Online

The Eagle ePaper

Wisconsin Dells Events

Wisconsin Dells Events is a newspaper based in Wisconsin Dells. It has a website as well with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Events and Classifieds among others. One can also access the print edition of Wisconsin Dells Events on its website. Wisconsin Dells Events is also available on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Wisconsin newspapers 31 Wisconsin Dells Events website

Wisconsin Dells Events Online

Wisconsin Dells Events ePaper

Milwaukee Shepherd Express

The Shepherd Express is a Milwaukee-based newspaper that publishes on an alternative weekly bases in Wisconsin. In May 1982, the newspaper was started under the title of Crazy Shepherd, taking inspiration from Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Footnotes to Howl”. The students of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee were the founders of The Shepherd Express and operated it from some rented flats near the college campus.

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Shepherd Express Online

HNG News

HNG News is a news website based in Wisconsin. It publishes state newspapers like Cambridge News/Deerfield Independent, DeForest Times, Lake Mills Leader, Lodi Enterprise, McFarland Thistle, Milton Courier, Monona/Cottage Grove Herald-Independent, Poynette Press, Sun Prairie Star, Waterloo/Marshall Courier and Waunakee Tribune. For the convenience of its readers, HNG News has categories like Classifieds, Weather, Videos & Photo Galleries, Obituaries and Local Events among others.

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HNG News Online

Chippewa Herald

Wisconsin newspapers 34 Chippewa Herald

Chippewa Herald is a newspaper based in Chippewa Falls of Wisconsin. Chippewa Herald claims to have been “serving Chippewa County since 1870” on its official Facebook page. News, Obituaries, Sports, Opinion, Entertainment, Lifestyles and COVID-19 are among the sections of its website. One could follow Chippewa Herald on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for regular news updates.

Wisconsin newspapers 34 Chippewa Herald website

Chippewa Herald Online

Chippewa Herald ePaper

Chippewa Herald Android App

Chippewa Herald iOS App

Dunn County News

Wisconsin newspapers 35 Dunn County News

Dunn County News is a newspaper based in Menomonie, Wisconsin. News, Obituaries and Sports are among the sections of its website, which also features the E-Edition of Dunn County News. It is part of Chippewa Herald newspaper of Chippewa Falls. According to its official Facebook page, Dunn County News has been “covering Dunn County since 1860”.

Wisconsin newspapers 35 Dunn County News website

Dunn County News Online

Dunn County News ePaper

The Janesville Gazette

Wisconsin newspapers 36 The Janesville Gazette

The Gazette is a Janesville-based newspaper of Wisconsin. The Adams Publishing Group owns the daily newspaper, which claims to have a circulation of 14,000 copies. GazetteXtra is the official website of The Gazette.

Wisconsin newspapers 36 The Janesville Gazette website

The Janesville Gazette Online

The Janesville Gazette ePaper

Republican Eagle

Republican Eagle, which is also known as The Red Wing Republican Eagle is a newspaper based in Red Wing, Minnesota. Neal Ronquist is the Publisher of Republican Eagle and Anne Jacobson is its Editor (2021). It is published twice a week and claims to have an average circulation of about 5,200 copies.

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Republican Eagle Online

Republican Eagle ePaper

Isthmus

Isthmus is a Madison-based website that provides all independent and local news for free. It is owned by Isthmus Publishing Company, which was founded by Vincent P. O’Hern and Fred Milverstedt on April 9, 1976. In July 2014, the business was acquired by Red Card.

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Isthmus Online

The Badger Herald

The Badger Herald is a college newspaper published by the students of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The first edition of the newspaper was published in 1969. During the academic year, The Badger Herald is published from Monday to Friday. Anyone could get a copy of The Badger Herald for free at the campus newsstands. According to Mondo Newspapers, The Badger Herald has a print circulation of 6,000 copies.

Wisconsin newspapers 39 The Badger Herald website

The Badger Herald Online

The Wausau Daily Herald

Wisconsin newspapers 40 The Wausau Daily Herald

The Wausau Daily Herald is a morning paper based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Besides Wausau, The Wausau Daily Herald is also circulated in Marathon and Lincoln counties. Gannett Company owns the daily newspaper and its website. News, Sports, Packers, Business, Life and Obituaries are among the sections of the website, which also features E-Edition of The Wausau Daily Herald.

Wisconsin newspapers 40 The Wausau Daily Herald website

The Wausau Daily Herald Online

The Wausau Daily Herald ePaper

The Wausau Daily Herald Android App

The Wausau Daily Herald iOS App

Daily Jefferson County Union

Wisconsin newspapers 41 Daily Jefferson County Union

Daily Jefferson County Union is a newspaper based in Fort Atkinson of Wisconsin. News, Sports, Opinion, Community, Local Events and Obituaries are among the sections of its website, which also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Wisconsin newspapers 41 Daily Jefferson County Union website

Daily Jefferson County Union Online

Daily Jefferson County Union ePaper

Waukesha Freeman

Wisconsin newspapers 42 Waukesha Freeman

Waukesha Freeman is a daily newspaper based in Waukesha county of Wisconsin. It also has a website, gmtoday.com, with sections like News, Business, Sports, Traffic, Obits, Legals, Autos, Homes and Travel among others. Waukesha Freeman is also available on Facebook.

Wisconsin newspapers 42 Waukesha Freeman website

Waukesha Freeman Online

APG Wisconsin

Wisconsin newspapers 43 APG Wisconsin

APG Media of Wisconsin is a media outlet for the communities of Northwestern Wisconsin. It publishes state newspapers like Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Rice Lake Chronotype, Ashland Daily Press, Sawyer County Record, Price County Review and Spooner Advocate.

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APG Wisconsin Online

APG Wisconsin ePaper

Washington County Insider

Washington County Insider is a news website based in West Bend of Wisconsin. On its official Facebook page, Washington County Insider terms itself a “trusted reporter who has lived in the community 30+ years”. Business, Education, Events, Jobs, Obituary, Politics and Sports are among the sections of the website.

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Washington County Insider Online

The Reporter

The Reporter is a Gannett-owned newspaper for the coverage of Fond du Lac in Wisconsin. Besides Fond du Lac, the newspaper also covers northern Dodge County in East Central Wisconsin. News, Sports, Packers, Business, Life and Obituaries are among the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 45 FDL The Reporter website

Fond du Lac The Reporter Online

Fond du Lac The Reporter ePaper

Fond du Lac The Reporter Android App

The Daily Cardinal

Wisconsin newspapers 46 The Daily Cardinal

The Daily Cardinal is a college newspaper published independently by the students of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The newspaper claims to be “one of the oldest student newspapers” in the country. The Daily Cardinal was first published on April 4, 1892.

Wisconsin newspapers 46 The Daily Cardinal website

The Daily Cardinal Online

The Daily Cardinal Android App

The Daily Cardinal iOS App

Door County Pulse

Door County Pulse is a newspaper for the coverage of lifestyle, people, arts, culture and literature in Wisconsin. David Eliot and Tom McKenzie founded the Pulse in 1996. The publication is now owned by Myles Dannhausen Jr (2021). The team of Door County Pulse comprises “15 full-time and seven part-time employees dedicated to bringing the stories of Door County to print, the web, and film”.

Wisconsin newspapers 47 Door County Pulse website

Door County Pulse Online

The Sheboygan Press

Wisconsin newspapers 48 The Sheboygan Press

The Sheboygan Press is a Gannett-owned newspaper of Wisconsin. It is circulated on a daily basis in Sheboygan County. The newspaper also publishes a free publication titled ‘Shoreline Chronicle’, a weekly publication called ‘The Citizen’, senior citizen magazine Moxie and Today’s Real Estate listings magazine.

Wisconsin newspapers 48 The Sheboygan Press website

The Sheboygan Press Online

The Sheboygan Press ePaper

The Sheboygan Press Android App

The Sheboygan Press iOS App

Watertown Daily Times

Wisconsin newspapers 49 Watertown Daily Times

The Watertown Daily Times is published from Tuesday to Sunday in Watertown, New York. With prime focus on the Jefferson County, The Watertown Daily Times also overs Lewis County, Oswego County and St. Lawrence County. Established in 1861, The Watertown Daily Times is owned by Watertown’s Johnson family.

Wisconsin newspapers 49 Watertown Daily Times website

Watertown Daily Times Online

Watertown Daily Times ePaper

Watertown Daily Times iOS App

Beloit Daily News

Wisconsin newspapers 50 Beloit Daily News

The Beloit Daily News is a Wisconsin paper that publishes on a daily basis for the coverage of Rock County and Winnebago County of Illinois. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1848. Duane Hagadone and his Hagadone Newspaper Group own the newspaper and its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 50 Beloit Daily News website

Beloit Daily News Online

Beloit Daily News ePaper

Shawano Leader

Shawano Leader is a newspaper and news website based in Wisconsin. Blog, Classifieds, Calendar, Community, Jobs, News, Obituaries, Opinions and Sports are among the sections of its website. One can follow Shawano Leader on Facebook and Twitter for regular news updates.

Wisconsin newspapers 51 Shawano Leader website

Shawano Leader Online

Shawano Leader ePaper

Business North

Business North is a financial newspaper based in Northern Wisconsin. Wayne Nelson was the founder of Business North, which was taken over by long-time local journalists Beth Bily and Ron Brochu on April 1, 2010. In the About Us section, Business North claims to serve an economy of $10 billion that supports 450,000 people.

Wisconsin newspapers 52 Business North website

Business North Online

Marquette Wire

Marquette Wire is a news outlet managed by the students of Marquette University. Students of journalism and digital media contribute to the news website by writing, editing and publishing news stories from Marquette. The news website also covers surrounding Milwaukee community.

Wisconsin newspapers 53 Marquette Wire website

Marquette Wire Online

The Herald Times Reporter

The Herald Times Reporter is a Manitowoc-based newspaper of Wisconsin. The daily newspaper is owned by the Gannett’s USA Today Network. Apart from Manitowoc County, The Herald Times Reporter is also circulated in Green Bay and Sheboygan. The Herald Times Reporter also publishes a free paper titled ‘Lakeshore Chronicle’ on Wednesday and Sunday.

Wisconsin newspapers 54 The Herald Times Reporter website

The Herald Times Reporter Online

The Herald Times Reporter ePaper

The Herald Times Reporter Android App

The Herald Times Reporter iOS App

Fitchburg Star

Wisconsin newspapers 55 Fitchburg Star

Fitchburg Star is a community newspaper that came into existence in 1974. It is owned by the Unified News Group Publications. Until 208, it was distributed in the newspaper form only. A bi-weekly printed version of Fitchburg Star was suspended in 2019. With prime focus on the community, Fitchburg Star also covers news related to city government and business.

Wisconsin newspapers 55 Fitchburg Star website

Fitchburg Star Online

Fitchburg Star ePaper

Oregon Observer

Oregon Observer is an Oregon-based sister publication of Fitchburg Star. It claims to serve a village population of 10,170 readers. Besides the towns of Oregon, the newspaper also serves the communities in Brooklyn, Dunn and Rutland.

Wisconsin newspapers 56 Oregon Observer website

Oregon Observer Online

Oregon Observer ePaper

Verona Press

Verona Press is a weekly community newspaper that has been in publication since 1965. It covers the Verona Area School District, Verona town and city area. Community, News, Sports, Schools, Business, Opinion, Obituaries and Photo Galleries are some of the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 57 Verona Press website

Verona Press Online

Verona Press ePaper

Racine County Eye

Racine County Eye is a community news website based in Racine County of Wisconsin. For the convenience of its readers, Racine County Eye publishes news stories in categories like Business, Community, Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Obituaries, Real Estate, Employment, Calendar and Coronavirus among others.

Wisconsin newspapers 58 Racine County Eye website

Racine County Eye Online

Barron News-Shield

Barron News-Shield claims to be the “first newspaper” of the Barron county of Wisconsin. The first edition of the newspaper was published on November 1, 1876, by A. Dewey. News, Police Beat, Sports, Outdoor News and Classifieds are among the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 59 Barron News Shield website

Barron News-Shield Online

Shawano Leader

Shawano Leader is a news website that calls itself a “business and leadership guide”. Business & Entrepreneur, Finances, Leadership, Lifestyle, News and Success are among the sections of the website. One can connect with Shawano Leader on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

Wisconsin newspapers 60 Shawano Leader website

Shawano Leader Online

Marshfield News-Herald

Marshfield News-Herald is a newspaper and website that come under the USA Today Network. News, Sports, Packers, Business, Life, Obituaries and Legals are among the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 61 Marshfield News Herald website

Marshfield News-Herald Online

Marshfield News-Herald ePaper

Marshfield News-Herald Android App

Marshfield News-Herald iOS App

The Press Times

The Press Times is a weekly newspaper that is published every Friday for the coverage of news from Ashwaubenon, Du Pere, Green Bay, Hobart, Howard and Suamico. Multi Media Channels is the publisher of the newspaper. News, News Lab, Sports and Obituaries are among the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 62 The Press Times website

The Press Times Online

The Press Times ePaper

Superior Telegram

Superior Telegram is a newspaper, which is also available as an E-paper on its website. It provides subscription to the users for “unlimited content across more than 20 Midwest news sites”. News, Weather, Crime & Courts, Sports, Obituaries, Health, Business and Education are among the website sections.

Wisconsin newspapers 63 Superior Telegram website

Superior Telegram Online

Superior Telegram ePaper

Superior Telegram Android App

Superior Telegram iOS App

Lake Geneva Regional News

Lake Geneva Regional News is a newspaper based in Lake Geneva of Wisconsin. News, Obituaries, Opinion, Sports, Resorter, Lifestyles and Buy & Sell are among the sections of its website. Lake Geneva Regional News is also available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Wisconsin newspapers 64 Lake Geneva Regional News website

Lake Geneva Regional News Online

Lake Geneva Regional News ePaper

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune is a newspaper that has been publishing daily since the early 1900s. William F. Huffman, Sr was the founder of the newspaper. According to the 2012 ABC data, The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune has an annual circulation of 7,888 copies.

Wisconsin newspapers 65 Wisconsin Rapids Tribune website

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Online

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune ePaper

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Android App

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune iOS App

The Spectator

The Spectator is a college newspaper published by the students of the University of Wisconsin. It also has a website with sections like News, Currents, Sports, Opinion and Multimedia. One can follow The Spectator on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

Wisconsin newspapers 66 The Spectator website

The Spectator Online

The Spectator ePaper

The Sun

The Sun is a newspaper based in St Croix Valley of Wisconsin. Established in 1987, The Sun claims its mission is to “record the stories of the people who live, play, work and die in this community”. News, Sports, Opinion, Calendar, Obituaries, Classifieds, Local Guide, Public Notices and Best of the Valley are among the sections of its website.

Wisconsin newspapers 67 The Sun website

The Sun Online

The Sun ePaper

Burnett County Sentinel

Wisconsin newspapers 68 Burnett County Sentinel

Burnett County Sentinel is a newspaper based in Burnett County of Wisconsin. Burnett County Sentinel claims to have been “Guarding Your Right To Know Since 1875′ in its About Us section. It was started as a weekly newspaper by Matthew Westcott.

Wisconsin newspapers 68 Burnett County Sentinel website

Burnett County Sentinel Online

Burnett County Sentinel ePaper

The Daily Reporter

Wisconsin newspapers 69 The Daily Reporter

The Daily Reporter is a news website based in Milwaukee. In the About Us section, The Daily Reporter terms itself the “construction news source for Wisconsin” and claims that industry professionals like architects, generals, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers are among its readers.

Wisconsin newspapers 69 The Daily Reporter website

The Daily Reporter Online

The Daily Reporter Android App

Conclusion

Wisconsin has a huge network of newspapers. According to the Library of Congress, as many as 362 newspapers were operational in Wisconsin in 2020.

Prominent Papers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the highest circulated newspaper in Wisconsin, according to Agility PR. Star Tribune of Minnesota is popular among the state readers for its coverage of news and features. Wisconsin State Journal is mostly preferred for all business news in and around Wisconsin.

The Post-Crescent is the biggest community newspaper for the coverage of Appleton, Neenah and Menasha. LaCrosse Tribune is a revolutionary newspaper in publication since 1904. Leader-Telegram is popular for the coverage of Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin, while Green Bay Press-Gazette, The Journal Times, Kenosha News and The Janesville Gazette are most circulated state newspapers according to Agility PR.

Defunct Papers

The coronavirus pandemic forced shut many newspapers across the United States. Wisconsin was equally affected as some newspapers shut their operations while some switched to online-only mode. Green Bay Intelligencer, Green Bay News-Chronicle, The Hudson City Times, Kaleidoscope, Madison Press Connection, Manitowoc Post, Milwaukee Advertiser, Milwaukee Herold, Milwaukee Leader, Der Nord-Westen, Nordlyset, The North Pepin Independent, Prescott Patriot, Prescott Transcript and Wisconsin Vorwärts are some of the newspapers that are no longer in publication in Wisconsin.

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