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— by Mary Kate McCoy: Language, culture and history are inextricably linked. For many speakers of multiple languages, keeping those traditions alive is essential.

In Wisconsin, English and Spanish are the two most commonly spoken languages. But Catherine Boldt wanted to know what’s the third most commonly spoken language in the state, so she submitted her question to WPR’s WHYsconsin to learn more…

Image: Xong Xiong is the executive director of Cia Siab, Inc. in La Crosse, courtesy of Angela Major/WPR