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Career 'Pathways' program allows students to ask questions of local professionals

About a dozen community members took part in "Food Matters," which allowed La Follette ninth graders to ask questions in informal, small groups in the school library. Read more

Columbia County wrestles with heavy budget issues

For the next three weeks or so, Columbia County supervisors are in for some heavy reading, in more ways than one. Read more

High-speed internet for low-income households price tag roughly $170 million

Madison's Digital Technology Committee is recommending that a broad fiber-to-premises plan provided by a consultant not be pursued at this time and that the city explore smaller, more targeted approaches. Read more

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Woman's chance meeting with Beaver Dam liquor store employee leads to boyfriend's arrest for domestic abuse, police say

The meeting led to the arrest of a 37-year-old Beaver Dam man on felony charges of strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment and misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct. Hubert L. Bowie could face over 12 years in prison and a $31,000 fine if convicted of the charges. Read more

Scott Walker confronts dire political outlook

Ominous polls have the Republican governor in trouble, and he's sounding the alarm to supporters. Read more

Racine woman who bit foster child sentenced to probation

Kathleen Lyman was sentenced Friday to one year of probation for felony child abuse, for abusing and biting her 2-year-old foster child. Read more

Draining, drying out and repairing flood-damaged microcars a macro job

Chris Beebe, a skilled mechanic with decades of experience, is being tested with the 28 cars and motorcycles from the Midwest Microcar Museum in Mazomanie damaged in the August flood. Read more

SOS: Eight months, multiple promises and — hopefully — an end to bogus bill

With any luck, SOS has finally put an end to the madness. Read more

Just Ask Us: How did El Niño get its name?

El Nino, which is Spanish for little boy, was named centuries ago by South American fishermen who would notice the higher water temperatures around Christmas. Read more

La Crosse man gets probation in plea deal in gang rape of teen girls case

Ronald Crosby Jr., who was 17 at the time of the alleged rapes in October of 2017 and now is 18, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault, delivering heroin and resisting an officer Wednesday in La Crosse County Circuit Court. Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Spring in Brevin Pritzl's step noticeable at Wisconsin men's basketball Red-White scrimmage

As the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team went through pregame warmups prior to the Red-White scrimmage Sunday, Brevin Pritzl de… Read more

Business briefing

Video game conference strives to shine light on regional industry

A video gaming industry conference that strives to show off the Madison area’s cluster of game development was held for a second year on Friday. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

Don't underestimate cats; 'Super Cats' says they've got a lot going on

LOS ANGELES – If you ever think a cat is looking at you like it wants to pounce, blame its ancestors. Read more

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