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Grants would pay farmers to prevent pollution by switching from corn crops to grazing

Pastures for livestock, grasslands for wildlife and buffer zones of cover crops could help a farmer's bottom line while protecting water, county says. Read more

Police: K-9 takes down Racine man fleeing police after he stole, crashed vehicle

Tuan Watkins was apprehended by police dog Ace at 2:18 p.m. in the 6400 block of 37th Avenue in Kenosha. Read more

DOT chief: State 'reinvigorating' study of improvements to Madison Beltline

The study will look at the possibility of adding dedicated Beltline lanes for transit purposes such as buses. Read more

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Nurse Practitioner opening near Madison

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President: La Crosse Aquinas High School student expelled after bringing weapon to school, making threats

In a letter to parents late Thursday, Aquinas President Ted Knutson said a school and police investigation found that the student brought a weapon to school on April 12 and made verbal threats last Monday. Read more

Dane County sheriff wants jail services consolidated

Mahoney would rather see the county consolidate all jail operations into a renovated PSB and a new annex, or at an entirely new facility. Read more

State seeks public input on proposed new I-39/90/94 Wisconsin River bridge near Poynette

One option is to repair the existing bridge — which has been repaired seven times since it was built in 1961. The second option — which DOT officials prefer at this stage — is to build a new bridge on either the east or and west side of the existing six-lane bridge. Read more

Madison School Board to hold upcoming monthly meetings at schools across district

The meeting next week at Chavez Elementary School will be the first of several regular meetings to be held outside of the administration building. Read more

Widow of Sun Prairie firefighter is sued over business destroyed in July explosion

Cory Barr, 34, was not on duty when the gas leak was reported, but went to the scene anyway to clear people from the area. Read more

UW grad Dieter Kowalski killed in Sri Lanka bombings

A 2001 graduate of UW-Madison and a Milwaukee-area native is one of almost 300 people who were killed Sunday in terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka. Read more

Ambulance crashes in Iowa County, paramedic injured

A Southwest Health ambulance transporting a patient to a Madison hospital rolled over in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, with a paramedic in the ambulance injured in the crash. Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Prep wrap: Veteran Clay Iverson takes over as Sauk Prairie's new football coach

Iverson coached J.J. Watt and Derek Watt while at Pewaukee High School, and also coached in the Classic 8 Conference at Mukwonago Read more

Business briefing

2 lawsuits could shed light on how Foxconn operates

The Journal Times looked at court documents of two lawsuits involving Foxconn, in different parts of the country, which accuse Foxconn of allegedly breaking a contract, failure to pay royalties and illegally receiving propriety information. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

7 money-saving tricks that actually work

If your retirement savings are not where they should be, put some of these simple strategies to work. Read more