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Frac sand producers spent millions and filled wetlands for now underused rail yards

A recent change in Union Pacific's operations throws into question the need for the multimillion dollar investments, as well as the justification for filling in some of the state’s wetlands. Read more

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Weather data startup Understory prepares for big expansion

The company says its weather sensors will be in 75 cities by the end of 2019. Read more

Japanese company invests $3 million in Madison-based Semba Biosciences

Tosoh Bioscience said it intends to buy the Madison biotech in the future. Read more

More Shopko pharmacies, including at West Towne, to close

Iowa-based Hy-Vee has purchased the records from the pharmacies with the West Towne Shopko records being transferred to the Hy-Vee at Westgate Mall. Read more

Columbia County farmers say 2018 was 'harvest from hell'

Farmer Steve Wolfe, who farms about 800 acres of corn south of Columbus, told stories about his combine getting stuck in muddy fields during the sodden autumn — fields that still yielded about 200 bushels per acre, despite the wettest growing season in 20 years. Read more

Badger Coulee power line completed; $580 million project took 3 years

The $580 million project was championed by utilities and some renewable energy proponents who say it will enable clean and cheap wind energy from Minnesota and Iowa to reach big cities where there is demand for electricity. Read more

Regulators approve $255 million wind farm for Alliant Energy

With a cost of about $255 million, the Kossuth Wind Project is expected to save ratepayers about $81 million over its 30-year lifespan. Read more

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Frac sand producers spent millions and filled wetlands for now underused rail yards

A recent change in Union Pacific's operations throws into question the need for the multimillion dollar investments, as well as the justification for filling in some of the state’s wetlands. Read more

2 Million Social Security Beneficiaries Won't Get a Raise in 2019. Will You Be One?

Hold harmless isn't so harmless after all. Read more

'SNL' shows what life would've been like if Trump were never elected president

Instead of "It's a Wonderful Life," it was a "Wonderful Trump" on "Saturday Night Live." Read more

22% of Americans Are Cutting Back This Holiday Season. Here's Why You Should Do the Same

Before you overspend in the coming weeks, ask yourself whether that money could be put to better use. Read more

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