I have a friend that grew up there. When she describes it she just repeats, "It was so cold, just so cold". She loves Texas; but the rest of her family stayed there so it can't be too bad. Good luck to you :)
I lived in Prairie du Chien, which is 50 miles south of La Crosse on the Mississippi River, from 1966 to 1968 when I entered the service. I returned in 72' after being separated / discharged and lived there until, roughly, 76'.
Wisconsin has all four seasons and, depending where you live, the winters can be brutal. My sister and her family live in Eau Claire, but the winters are too cold there for me.
I visited a friend in Madison, to see a Badger football game. Great town, people are super nice.
He posts pictures in the winter time and no way would I want to live there. It's so cold people Ice fish there, instead of golf carts they have snow mobiles. And if you need a state with diversity, Wisconsin ain't it. It must be 99% white - not that there is anything wrong with that.
I had a business trip to Wisconsin in March. It was cold, overcast and downright dreary. Snow would have made it prettier but unfortunately it was just drizzly and somewhat depressing. I am sure they have beautiful summers there, I just couldn't deal with the long winters.
No but we visited Montana a few months ago, for my husbands interviews, and it was beautiful.. It was in the 40s & 50s but perfect. The air is dry so it's not a wet cold like down here. We were planning on moving to Montana, since my husband was told that he had the most experience and most likely to get the job, being a Houston Firefighter.. But the fire station in Montana started having financial problems, so they told us they put the job on "freeze". So even if they call us back, we aren't going to take it..We weren't moving for the money, it would have been a pay cut, but we don't want to put ourselves in a bad situation. So we are staying in Kingwood for now :) Maybe one day.. Montana was so nice.. The people were very friendly and the air was so fresh. The drive up there was long, but worth the experience. I'm sure we will go back for vacation :)