Audrey Korte

Dunn County News Reporter

It may sound stranger than fiction but Wisconsin students, including one who lives in Chippewa Falls, are conducting a science experiment that’s allowed them to launch glow-in-the-dark mushrooms into outer space. The goal is to help human beings, especially astronauts, survive on other planets through the use of these mushrooms.

Two women from Chippewa Falls have been globe-trotting, while making a difference, in rural South America, East Africa and North America. Kim Covill and her niece Maggie Covill decided more than a decade ago that they wanted to build little libraries in some of the poorest places on the planet. Now their organization, From Books to Brilliance (FBTB), has more than a dozen small, rural libraries up and running.

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