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Alex Kirchner, the weekday evening meteorologist on 13WREX, has followed his lifelong interest in weather to a successful career.
The Sky’s the Limit for WREX’s Alex Kirchner

Meet the newest addition to the WREX team, and learn how his lifelong love of weather has led him to an exciting career in broadcast news.

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NWQ 10th Anniversary: A Look Back in Time

Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and we’ve had a lot of it over the past decade, writing about our beautiful and fascinating region. Here, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories.

Photo by David C. Olson
Connecting with Nature in Winter

It’s true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities.

Linda Burton with John Abrams.
Ballroom Dancing Makes a Comeback

So you think you can’t dance? Think again. Anyone can learn to shake a leg on the dance floor, especially at any of the “ballroom dance” groups that practice and teach right here in our region.

Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand on the battlefield. (Library of Congress photo)
Allan Pinkerton: America’s First Private Eye

During the Civil War, Allan Pinkerton was creating a “Secret Service,” foiling assassination attempts and rooting out Confederate spies. Jon McGinty explains how Pinkerton found his calling in our region.