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SPECIAL REPORT: Made in Wisconsin ice cream Video included

It is National Ice Cream month! And to celebrate, our newest edition of Made in Wisconsin features the tasty summer treat.

Wausau Ginseng business expands overseas

The ginseng plant has a big impact on the United States and Marathon County.

Caught on camera: Wisconsin's heritage of trail cameras

Some incredible images of animals roaming the wilderness around the world have been captured using trail cameras.

But the concept of placing specialized cameras in nature to scout for animals originated from the idea of a Park Falls, Wis. man.

Made in Wisconsin: Wine

Siblings Dan, Susan, Pam and Sally decided to go into business together with their husbands and wives—all with an interest in wine.

Made in Wisconsin: Beer

Beer is a huge industry in the badger state. Experts say that beverage has an economic impact of more than eight billion dollars a year and many breweries are thriving in central Wisconsin.

Made in Wisconsin: Carmex

Carmex lip balm has a smell and flavor that's instantly recognizable. The company has been family owned and operated for more than 75 years and every jar and stick of Carmex is made right here in Wisconsin.

Made in Wisconsin: Kohler

A Wisconsin company has been making toilets for more than a century and with millions sold worldwide, profits are going anywhere but down the drain.

Made in Wisconsin: Townline Market

It's a small meat market just blocks from downtown Wausau. The storefront is nestled in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by homes. It's owners don't pay for advertising, but chances are if you've been there, you've been back.

Made in Wisconsin: Volae Recumbent Bicycles

There's a unique way of biking that's keeping cyclists on the road, and it's made in Stevens Point. Rolf Garthus is the owner and designer behind Volae Recumbent Bicycles.

Made in Wisconsin: New Roots Coffee Company

Studies show the average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. But for one area man, creating the perfect blend is an art.

Making life-saving vehicles is an art form at Pierce Manufacturing

"You don't think about where fire trucks come from you just hope that they show up at your door and put out the fire," Brad White told Newsline 9. White has been working for Pierce Manufacturing for the last 15 years. Pierce is the largest producer of fire trucks in North America.

"I even baste my turkey every year with cranberry wine."

Three Lakes Winery has been making cranberry wine for almost 50 years.

"It just tastes better out of a bottle."

At Twig's Beverage in Shawano, they are still offering SunDrop the old fashioned way: in glass bottles. People travel from across central Wisconsin to return their empty containers, and fill up on the company's particular mix of the citrus soda.

Northern Lights Snowshoes a natural fit for central Wisconsin

Winter weather is just around the corner and a pair of brothers are helping make the snowy season more fun. Brent and Brian Hallgren are the two-man operation behind Northern Lites Snowshoes.

Local company chooses not to outsource

The benefits of outsourcing labor overseas is not worth the trade off according to Mike Sheldon, president of Mepps Fishing Lures.   

Made in Wisconsin: PoppingFun

In this week's Made in Wisconsin we take you to Neenah, home of PoppingFun and their shocking new product.

Made in Wisconsin: Rhinelander Coral is a spinoff of, a pet supply company based out of Rhinelander. 

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