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Alliant Energy announces executive reorganization; de Leon to head Wisconsin utility

David de Leon, 56, will take over as president of the Wisconsin utility, serving as the primary public face in charge of day-to-day operations.  Read more

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Kringle Cream will continue but with new company

The rum drink has been purchased by Death's Door's marketing director who vows to keep it going. Read more

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

Customers swarm to support Baraboo bakery caught in prom photo controversy

Earlier this week, a video lampooning a controversial photo of local high school boys delivering an apparent Nazi salute, as well as anti-Semitic fliers posted at Jack Young Middle School, claimed to be sponsored by the bakery. Owners Amanda and Tony Nieto said they had nothing to do with the propaganda, yet had seen business drop by half since those incidents. Read more

Foxconn announces 1st-round winners in Smart Cities/Smart Futures contest

A panel of 50 judges from partners in academia and the private sector evaluated a total of 325 submissions and determined the 88 that will proceed to the second round. Read more

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Alliant Energy announces executive reorganization; de Leon to head Wisconsin utility

David de Leon, 56, will take over as president of the Wisconsin utility, serving as the primary public face in charge of day-to-day operations.  Read more

Alan Greenspan: Investors should prepare for the worst

Alan Greenspan says the party's over on Wall Street. Read more

Logging off for the day: NAACP calls for Tuesday boycott of Facebook

If you haven't logged off of Facebook yet today, the NAACP would like you to do so - now. The organization took to its website and Twitter page to call for everyone to boycott not just Facebook, but also Instagram and the WhatsApp messaging platform, after a report from a Senate committee on Monday said that Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) used the social media outlets to manipulate ... Read more

23% of Millennials Are Saving for This Important Purpose

Hint: It's something workers of all ages need. Read more

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