LPN Jobs in WI
Wisconsin was admitted to the union as the 30th state on May 29, 1848. One of the north-central states, it is bounded by the western portion of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the north and by Lake Michigan to the east. The state of Illinois lies to the south, and Minnesota and Iowa lie to the west and southwest, respectively. The name Wisconsin is an Anglicized version of a French rendering of an Algonquin name, Meskousing, said to mean “this stream of red stone,” referring to the Wisconsin River.
Madison, in south-central Wisconsin, is the state capital. More than 12,000 freshwater lakes and ponds dot the landscape, and much of the state is covered by dense forests. The chief products include machinery, processed foods, and dairy products, paper and paperboard, printing and publishing articles, chemicals, and allied products.
The state’s largest cities are Milwaukee (population 596,974) on the western shore of Lake Michigan; Madison (235,792), the capital; and Green Bay (105,816) on the Fox River.
There are ten universities in Wisconsin: Algoma University College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Mid-State Technical College – Fennimore Campus Branch Office, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Ripon College, and Viterbo University.
Wisconsin has a generally humid continental climate although the southern two-thirds of the state contain both prairie and savanna regions with slightly warmer summers and colder winters than locations farther north in Wisconsin. Because of its location inland from Lake Michigan, which moderates temperature extremes, Wisconsin winters are often dangerously cold, with heavy lake-effect snow.