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Fan malfunction brings fire department to Second Street building
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
Assembly will debate right-to-work for 24 hours; Workforce secretary calls public-aid drug testing ‘compassionate’; 13 more state news briefs
Labor Committee advances right-to-work bill without OK; drone-dropped weapons worry prison chief; 11 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Brandee S. Mitchell, 33
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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November 19, 2009
Men's Health magazine says Madison is the most charitable U.S. city
Madison is the most charitable city in the nation. That's according to a survey by Men's Health magazine. It ranked cities according to how much residents gave to their Salvation Army's holiday campaign, the Marines' Toys for Tots program, and Goodwill Industries during December....
November 19, 2009 - 9:37am
Madison burglars read newspapers to target victims
Burglars in the Madison area have been reading the newspapers to help choose their targets. Dane County sheriff's deputies are investigating four break-ins during the past month while the residents were at funerals in which notices were published beforehand. Last Sunday, valuables...
November 19, 2009 - 9:36am
In the Front Row: At least we have something in common
Saturday was a special day for me and my wife. It was the first time we ever went to a football game and rooted for the same team. My wife, you see, is a Minnesota Viking fan. And even though I grew up in New Jersey I have always been a Green Bay Packer fan. But for whatever reason...
sports / columns
November 19, 2009 - 1:01am
November 17, 2009
Deployment for Madison Army Reserve unit at Fort Hood is delayed
The Madison Army Reserve unit that had seven casualties in the Fort Hood massacre will not go to Afghanistan next month as scheduled. Commander Robert LaFountain says the mission is being put off indefinitely, until replacements can be found for the three members who were killed...
November 17, 2009 - 9:00am
November 11, 2009
Army ID prompts muggers to thank victim, return items
Even criminals know enough to thank veterans for whatever freedom they have. In Milwaukee, a 21-year-old Army reservist was mugged early Tuesday -- but when one of the four robbers saw the Army ID in his wallet, they returned everything but his keys and let him go. The reservist...
November 11, 2009 - 9:00am
November 5, 2009
Lawyer will get to hear a sealed recording of 911 call made by murder victim Brittany Zimmermann
The courts are still refusing to release a 911 call made by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann just before she was murdered 19 months ago. But an attorney who represents Zimmermann's family will get to hear the call, so he can prepare for the family's lawsuit...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
Obama tells Madison crowd that states must reform education to guarantee a strong future
President Obama told a Madison audience Wednesday that Wisconsin and other states must reform education to guarantee a strong economic future. The president spoke to 250 students and others at Wright Middle School. On the first anniversary of his election, the Democrat Obama said...
November 5, 2009 - 9:00am
November 4, 2009
Obama plans to praise state's educational innovations in today's talk in Madison
When President Obama speaks in Madison today, the White House says he'll praise Wisconsin for coming up with innovative ways to improve education. But none of them have passed the state Legislature yet, and some are getting resistance from lawmakers in both parties. On Monday,...
November 4, 2009 - 9:00am
Student pilot from Turkey sentenced for stealing plane in Canada and flying into Wisconsin
A student pilot from Turkey has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing a plane in Thunder Bay Canada, and flying it into Wisconsin in the hopes of getting shot down to commit suicide. Federal Judge Charles Shaw went beyond federal sentencing guidelines yesterday in sending...
November 4, 2009 - 9:00am
October 5, 2009
Several hundred rally at State Capitol to legalize medical marijuana
Several hundred people attended a rally at the State Capitol Sunday for a bill to legalize marijuana to treat serious illnesses. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, are sponsoring the measure. It would let patients or caregivers grow small amounts of...
October 5, 2009 - 9:07am
September 28, 2009
President asks International Olympic Committee to have Chicago host 2016 Summer Games
President Obama has decided to urge the International Olympic Committee to award the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago. The Associated Press says Obama and his wife, Michelle, will leave Thursday for Copenhagen, Denmark, where the IOC will hear last-minute pitches and make its final...
September 28, 2009 - 9:35am
September 25, 2009
7,000+ in Madison attend speech by controversial food author
More than 7,000 people attended a speech in Madison last night by a controversial author who urges people to simplify their diets. Michael Pollan spoke at the University of Wisconsin's Kohl Center, as part of a campus reading program. All freshmen received Pollan's book "In Defense...
September 25, 2009 - 9:00am
September 15, 2009
Children's magazine rates Madison as second-best for families
Madison is one of the best U.S. cities for raising a family, and Milwaukee is among the worst. That's according to a new survey by Children's Health Magazine. It ranked Madison only behind Burlington, Vt., as the best city for families. Milwaukee was rated 87th among 100 cities,...
September 15, 2009 - 9:05am
September 3, 2009
Madison ranks 43rd in fast-food addiction list
Madison ranks 43rd on a new list of the 100 major U.S. cities most addicted to fast food. Milwaukee ranks 67th, which presumably means it has a larger percentage of places with healthier choices. Men's Health magazine rated and graded the cities. It gave Madison a C-minus for...
September 3, 2009 - 9:17am