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Missing Barron County girl found alive, suspect in custody, Sheriff's Department says

The girl who went missing last year following the murder of her parents was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!" Read more


Authorities: Man killed parents in plot to kidnap 13-year-old Jayme Closs

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Jake Thomas Patterson, who had no prior criminal record, "planned his actions and took many steps to hide his identity." Read more

Politics and Elections

Fitchburg lawmaker who is paralyzed says GOP Assembly leaders broke law by excluding him from lame-duck votes

Rep. Jimmy Anderson, D-Fitchburg, says he will file a verified complaint Thursday with Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and is asking that the votes be voided. Read more

Dining reviews

Great food at Beef Butter BBQ, no wait

This new barbecue joint can compete with the best of them.  Read more

Politics and Elections

Confederate monument removed from Forest Hill Cemetery, given to Veterans Museum

The granite marker was removed from the cemetery on Friday and sits in storage at the State Archive Preservation Facility on Madison's Near East Side. Read more


Jim Goodman: Dairy farming as we knew it is dying. After 40 years, I’m done

Organic dairying has become a victim of its own success. It was profitable and thus fell victim to the “get big” model. Now, our business is dominated by large organic operations that are more factory than farm. Read more


Giordano's stuffed, deep-dish pizza has plans for Madison

The Madison location and another planned for Kenosha, would be the only Giordano’s locations in Wisconsin. Read more

Politics and Elections

Scott Walker says he will chair Trump's Wisconsin re-election campaign

Scott Walker Wednesday said he would chair President Trump's re-election bid in Wisconsin.  Read more


Other kidnapping victims say Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

"She is going to have to grieve the loss of her parents and also come to terms with the fact she was abducted, escaped and whatever (other) hell she went through," Katie Beers said. "And it's not going to be easy." Read more


Walworth County probe wrongly tied to Jayme Closs case is alleged double murder, arson

Social media was ablaze with rumors Thursday afternoon that an investigation in Walworth County might be tied to missing teen Jayme Closs, but it turned out to be an investigation that led to the arrest of a Franklin business owner on tentative homicide charges, according to Franklin police. Read more

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Top Stories This Week

Surgery repairs Badgers sophomore Niya Beverley's ankle, ailing jump shot

Ordinarily, ankle surgery isn’t the preferred remedy for an ailing jump shot. Read more

Packers seek James Campen’s replacement, special teams boss

GREEN BAY — Matt LaFleur’s first staff is beginning to take shape, but the Green Bay Packers’ new head coach still has plent… Read more

Bucks roll over Grizzlies for 14th win in 17 games

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks used a third-quarter outburst to capture their third straight win, 111-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Read more

Top court asked to decide far-reaching cases on farming impact on state waters

Wisconsin appellate judges want the Supreme Court to handle lawsuits on agricultural pollution and overuse of groundwater. Read more

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