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Fiscal Bureau memo declares $1B-plus state shortfall looms large; Saturday is be biggest shopping day; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Golf course rezoning advances
St. Joseph approves limits on large farm equipment travel
Man with local ties charged in stabbing death of Duluth woman
Star Grants totaling $36,568 awarded for innovative classroom projects
crime and courts
Kenzie Prater going for hockey gold with U.S. national team
Raider girls' hoops team on top in Big Rivers
Hudson doctor receives national certification for brain injury medicine
Raider boys streak to 5-0 start
Raider boys open season with two victories
Bell-ringers make it through the night; halfway to goal
Lilyquist, Gilbert team up again for marathon bell-ringing at County Market
Family receives gift of decorated home; father serving in Kuwait
Organist Dave Wickerham to perform holiday extravaganza at The Phipps
Hudson gourmets among the best at World Food Championships
arts and entertainment
PROBATE NOTICE: James H. Jordan Jr. Estate; Case No. 14PR86
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 1/3/15 at Somerset Mini Storage
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Marie J. Keeney Estate; Case No. 14PR87
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Request For Qualifications - Architectural Services
FORECLOSURE: James Nutter & Co. v. Shirley M. Nelson; Case 14-CV-206
Janet R. Laatsch, 80
Martin W. O'Connell, 85
Stephen Sabol, 73
Caleb F. Peterson, 25
Raymond Gehrke, 60
Get Me the Manager: Email sparks memories of Thanksgiving days on the lean side
Day By Day: This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for those who have come and gone
Our View: Hudson has it all for holiday shopping
Administrative News & Views: Board resumes secondary facility planning
Get Out! Deals
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
September 1, 2009
Bus camera catches legislator running red light, hitting bicyclist
A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a legislator running a red light and hitting a bicyclist last month. A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a state legislator running a red light with his SUV, and injuring a bicyclist last month. Police ticketed Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo,...
September 1, 2009 - 9:08am