Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limits

Politics 12/14/18, 17:08

Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with outgoing GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing measures protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month. Democrats derided the moves as desperate power grabs, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Michigan Gov. Rick ...

Gophers take back Axe, beat Wisconsin 37-15

Football 11/24/18, 18:57

Demetrius Douglas returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, Minnesota's defense held up on the road and the Golden Gophers ran away from Wisconsin for a 37-15 win on Saturday to snap a 14-game losing streak in the rivalry and reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe.Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 121 yards ...

UW-Madison marching band director nears end of career

Football 11/24/18, 01:05

It's not yet 7 a.m. and students gather at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's practice field, shivering in the dark.Without a word from their leader, and while most of their classmates are still asleep, the 260-some members of the UW Marching Band come to attention, ready to rehearse."Good morning, Elm Drive!" ...

Wisconsin hardware store changes name, stays family business

Business 11/05/18, 01:05

Scott Novotny's nickname was well deserved.Each fall, the hardware store "Mr. Salty" bought from his parents in 2006 would become rimmed with pallets of ice melt in preparation for the inevitable slick sidewalks and driveways that accompany Wisconsin winters. The 50 pound bags would be stacked in front of the ...

Warrant: Contractor mismarked gas line before deadly blast

U.S. 11/01/18, 11:23

A utility-location worker failed to properly mark a natural gas line in a Madison suburb this summer, leading to an explosion that leveled more than half a dozen buildings and killed a firefighter, according to court documents.A search warrant request recently unsealed in Dane County Circuit Court states investigators are ...

Tom Still: Wisconsin knows tech

Tech 10/29/18, 01:35

As a study by the nation’s largest computer technology association affirmed this month, Madison is one of the top “tech towns” in the United States. It ranked 14th on a list of 20 cities, mostly much larger metros, released by the Computing Technology Industry Association.But what about the rest of ...

Secret moves hide Wisconsin lawmakers’ actions from public

Business 10/28/18, 11:46

It was 10:30 p.m. on June 3, 2011, the last day of deliberations on Wisconsin's state budget. Members of the Joint Finance Committee, some with deep circles under their eyes after days of fighting over budget items, perked up when two Republicans, Sen. Glenn Grothman and Rep. Robin Vos, unveiled ...

Nate Verhage returns to coach Madison La Follette baseball team

Baseball 10/25/18, 16:44

Nate Verhage is returning to coach the Madison La Follette baseball team, according to a Twitter announcement by La Follette.Verhage previously coached the Lancers prior to taking a job as an assistant coach with the Edgewood College baseball program for the past two seasons.Verhage was La Follette’s coach when the ...

Candidates present clear-cut choices on environmental issues

Enviroment 10/22/18, 08:17

Candidates for Wisconsin governor and attorney general are offering voters clear-cut choices about the state’s role in protecting natural resources and reducing the threat of climate change.Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been at the center of an ambitious eight-year culling of environmental regulations long disparaged by businesses, while Republican Attorney ...

University of Madison studying placentas, premature births

Health 10/21/18, 07:18

University of Madison researchers are studying placentas from births at a local hospital to identify structural changes in fetal membranes that could help determine when a premature birth is likely to occur.The Morgridge Institute for Research this month began studying four placentas from UnityPoint Health-Meriter, the Wisconsin State Journal reported ...

Lunchroom leftovers make for an ‘eye-opening’ science project

Science 10/15/18, 08:19

REEDSBURG — Sorting lunchroom waste at Reedsburg Area High School was an “eye-opening” experience for students.“I learned that a lot of kids don’t eat their fruits,” said sophomore Alexis Leatherberry, secretary of the Reedsburg Science Club that organized the sorting. “I know that we as a school eat a lot ...

UW Health researches medical uses for psychedelics

Health 09/29/18, 01:47

Alan Ferguson's depression became so severe this spring, he quit his job, gave away his dog and planned to end his life. None of the medications he had tried eased his despair.A psychiatrist suggested one last treatment: ketamine, an anesthetic known as "special K," a party or date-rape drug.After one ...

Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin office shooting

U.S. 09/20/18, 00:37

Authorities say they still don't know why a Wisconsin software company employee went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and opened fire on his colleagues, seriously injuring several before he was fatally shot by police.Emergency personnel arrive on the scene of a shooting at a software company ...

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