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 2021-09-19 17:30 

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10% of Wisconsin restaurants went out of business during the pandemic, according to study...

MADISON, Wis. An estimated 10% of Wisconsin restaurants went out of business during the pandemic, according to the state's Restaurant Association, and those that remain open continue to struggle. This week, there's a way you can help ensure some o...

 2021-09-19 17:24 

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UW-Madison celebrates Class of 2020 inside Camp Randall...

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison finally celebrated the Class of 2020 on Saturday in an in-person celebration at Camp Randall. Officials said a little more than 25% of the total class attended the ceremony, while thousands of frie...

 2021-09-19 17:15 

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Brewers clinch playoff berth for fourth consecutive year...

MILWAUKEE — For the fourth year in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers will be in the postseason. Milwaukee clinched its spot in the 10-team field Saturday night behind the heroics of Manny Pina in a 6-4 win over the Cubs. Pina had two home runs, including...

 2021-09-18 19:34 

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Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can't argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shooti...

 2021-09-18 17:49 

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Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona...

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin surrendered to authorities in Arizona on Friday. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said in a statement that Antoine Darnique Sug...

 2021-09-18 17:45 

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Madison police officer on leave after video allegedly shows sexual activity inside car...

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison police officer is on administrative leave after a video circulating online allegedly showed the officer engaging in sexual activity inside a squad car. According to a release from the Madison Police Department, the departme...

 2021-09-18 17:41 

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Richland Center man arrested for fifth OWI offense...

MONROE COUNTY, Wis. — Wisconsin State Patrol says they have arrested a man for operating a motor vehicle under the influence on I-90 early Saturday morning. Vernon R. Washington, 41, of Richland Center was reportedly seen driving recklessly in Junea...

 2021-09-18 17:38 

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Traffic moving, northbound left lane remains closed in I-39/90 crash...

PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. — WisDOT says the left lane of I-39/90 northbound is closed, following a crash at Williams Drive. The crash occurred around 11:10 AM Saturday, and Wisconsin State Patrol estimated the closure to last at least an hour. Dane Cou...

 2021-09-16 03:00 

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Beltline work brings backups alongside promise of brighter, less-congested future...

MADISON, Wis. Waiting for good things can be a bit like waiting in traffic. "Oh yeah, I get frustrated like anybody else," said Mitchel Carlson. No one knows the ins and outs of that better than cab drivers such as Carlson, who's grown quite f...

 2021-09-16 02:30 

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Modern nostalgia finds a home at The Harvey House supper club...

If you grew in the Midwest at a certain time, you probably relish the memories of eating at supper club... or the relish trays there. The Mid-Century modern vibe, the cocktails, and the dim lighting are all sources of light that remind us of good food and...

 2021-09-16 01:16 

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MMSD spokesperson says spike in COVID cases is expected...

MADISON, Wis. — According to a Madison Metropolitan spokesperson the reported districtwide increase in positive COVID cases was expected and the hundreds of staff and students required to quarantine is more of precaution than cause for concern. In t...

 2021-09-15 22:45 

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Dane Co. Airport solar project generates enough power for over 1,200 homes...

MADISON, Wis. — A solar project at Dane County Regional Airport has generated enough power to sustain over 1,200 Wisconsin homes for a year, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Wednesday. Parisi, along with Madison Gas and Electric CEO Jeff K...

 2021-09-15 22:43 

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DHS reports two Wisconsin counties at critically high COVID activity levels...

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says two counties in the state are at critically high COVID activity levels for the first time since January. Forest County and Buffalo County both have case rates greater than 1,000 cases ...

 2021-09-15 22:18 

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Madison man pleads guilty to entering US Capitol on Jan. 6...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison-area man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol. Brandon Nelson, 29, appeared by video conference in U. S. District Court in Washington, D. C. on a char...

 2021-09-15 22:14 

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Total of 399 Afghanistan refugees set to resettle in Wisconsin...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in the...

 2021-09-15 19:30 

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Blackhawk Technical College offering $250 to any student who is fully vaccinated by Oct. 1...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville is introducing a new vaccine incentive program for the fall semester. The college said any current student who shows proof of full vaccination status by Oct. 1 will receive $250. A news re...

 2021-09-15 19:25 

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Judge won't let lawmakers, hunters join DNR board lawsuit...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge declined to let Republican legislators and a hunting group join a lawsuit seeking to remove the state Department of Natural Resources policy board's leader from his post. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie B...

 2021-09-15 19:23 

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Few answers in deaths of four Minnesotans found in Wisconsin...

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Investigators were reviewing bridge and highway cameras to try to figure out who killed four Minnesota residents whose bodies were found in an SUV abandoned in a Wisconsin cornfield. Family members say the two men and two wome...

 2021-09-15 19:20 

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'My husband would still be alive if he was vaccinated': Wife urges vaccinations...

MAUSTON, Wis. — In the wake of another COVID-19 death in Juneau County, public health leaders are taking the time to share a message from the man's family: Get vaccinated. The Juneau County Public Health Department shared a post on Facebook anno...

 2021-09-15 19:10 

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MMSD reports spike in coronavirus cases, people quarantined in latest COVID data update...

MADISON, Wis. — The number of positive coronavirus cases and close contacts required to quarantine in Madison schools has increased dramatically in the last week, according to the latest numbers on the district's COVID-19 dashboard. The Madison ...

 2021-09-15 00:56 

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Roundabout crash downs utility line, causes vehicle leak...

WESTPORT, Wis. — Fire crews are on the scene at the roundabout at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 113 for a crash that downed a utility pole and potentially caused a fuel leak. Dane Couty dispatchers said the call came in just before 1 p....

 2021-09-15 00:50 

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'We have seen a large uptick': Improved ventilation may add layer of pandemic protection...

MADISON, Wis. Beyond the well-known approaches to reducing COVID-19 spread such as mask-wearing and social distancing, another strategy is gaining traction in the area. Dane County is investing more than half a million dollars to improve air quality in 20...

 2021-09-14 23:03 

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US tribes demand emergency protection for wolves...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of American Indian tribes asked the Biden administration Tuesday to immediately enact emergency protections for wolves, saying states have become too aggressive in hunting the animal. Groups representing the tribes sent a...

 2021-09-14 22:58 

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COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated state employees to start mid-October...

MADISON, Wis. — Any state employees working in the executive branch who aren't fully vaccinated will have to get tested weekly for COVID-19 starting next month. The new rule, announced Tuesday by the Department of Administration, goes into effec...

 2021-09-14 22:48 

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Parisi supports Public Health as co. supervisor explains calls to revoke mask order...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is reacting to a proposed county board resolution that would ask public health officials to pull back their most recent mask mandate, saying he doesn't think the resolution will "get much trac...

 2021-09-14 22:38 

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Police want parents to take down 'back to school' posts so criminals don't stalk kids...

MADISON, Wis. You've probably seen them by now: countless 'Back to School' posts from parents, excited their kids are finally returning to in-person learning. Many are sharing pictures of their sons and daughters holding chalkboards or signs w...

 2021-09-14 20:39 

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BCycle community pass will let library card holders check out e-bikes...

MADISON, Wis. — Checking out an electric bike will soon be as easy as checking out a book at the library. Starting Monday, anyone who has a Madison Public Library card will be able to check out a community pass that will give them access to the city...

 2021-09-14 20:36 

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Slender Man stabbing victim's family 'nervous' about release...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge's decision to release a Wisconsin woman who helped stab her sixth-grade classmate to please online horror character Slender Man from a mental health facility has left the victim's family nervous and afraid, a spo...

 2021-09-14 20:33 

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Driver crashes into building after swerving to avoid hitting chipmunk...

MADISON, Wis. — A driver crashed into a building on Madison's east side Monday when he swerved to avoid hitting a chipmunk in the road. Fire officials said they found the driver's vehicle in the side of a multi-use commercial building in the...

 2021-09-14 01:51 

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Boy struck by projectile on playground remains in a coma...

SILVER LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A six-year-old boy who was struck in the head by a projectile while on the playground at his school in Kenosha County remains in critical condition and in a medically-induced coma following brain surgery, according to relati...

 2021-09-14 01:44 

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Hundreds of K-12 students, staff quarantining in southern Wisconsin...

MADISON, Wis. — More than 300 schools in Wisconsin have two or more cases of COVID-19, according to the latest active outbreak investigation data provided by the Department of Health Services. In southern Wisconsin, hundreds of staff and students ar...

 2021-09-13 23:42 

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Man accused of beating grandson to death pleads not guilty...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of fatally bludgeoning his 12-year-old grandson whom he accused of stealing his money has pleaded not guilty. A criminal complaint alleges that 54-year-old Andrez Martina used a sledgehammer, mallet and coat ...

 2021-09-13 23:39 

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W. Wilson St. tenants wait to go back inside after building evacuated for structural issue...

MADISON, Wis. — Wait and see — that's what many people who work in a downtown Madison office building need to do before they can go back in. City officials don't believe 131 West Wilson Street could immediately collapse but the Inspect...

 2021-09-13 23:33 

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Beloit man sentenced to four years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun...

MADISON, Wis. — A Beloit man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. According to a news release, Fabian Jones, 29, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The release said Jones pleaded guilty to the charge in June. In Mar...

 2021-09-13 23:32 

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Man accused of sexual assault taken into custody, MPD says...

MADISON, Wis. — After a robbery on Monday, Madison police officers were able to take a man accused of sexual assault into custody. According to an incident report, Rondino S. Fleming was arrested after a robbery on Atwood Avenue. Police said they wi...

 2021-09-13 23:29 

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Wisconsin election clerks told by investigator to keep data...

The leader of a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin on Monday sent county clerks an email asking them to retain all records related to the election and notify him if any had been destroyed. The message from fo...

 2021-09-13 22:59 

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Nearly 70 percent of Wisconsin state employees are vaccinated from COVID-19...

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Administration says nearly 7 in 10 state employees have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The data comes as 87 percent of executive branch employees have shared their vaccination statu...

 2021-09-13 22:56 

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Multiple vehicles stolen from same Verona home overnight...

VERONA, Wis. — The Verona Police Department says multiple vehicles were stolen from a single home and another vehicle was taken from a neighboring home overnight. Police say both people woke up around 5 a. m. Monday to find their cars gone. One of t...

 2021-09-13 22:54 

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Evers, Kaul file motion to intervene in Wisconsin redistricting lawsuit...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul are filing a motion in federal court, in hopes of allowing Evers to intervene in a lawsuit filed last month asking the federal court to draw the state's next electoral maps...

 2021-09-13 22:28 

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115th Fighter Wing to conduct night training flights over next two weeks...

MADISON, Wis. — The skies over Madison may be a little noisier than normal as the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard conducts evening training over the next couple weeks. People living in the area near Truax Field may see or hear...

 2021-09-13 22:08 

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Madison police ask for public's help in finding robbery suspect...

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Police Department says they are looking for a man suspected in two separate armed robberies late last week. The man is believed to have robbed the CP Mart on N. Sherman Avenue and the Taco Bell on E. Washington Ave. on Fr...

 2021-09-13 21:40 

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Beloit police arrest 15-year-old for fatal Labor Day weekend shooting...

BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit police say they have arrested a 15-year-old boy for first-degree intentional homicide in connection to a Labor Day weekend shooting. Police say they worked with Beloit school officials to find out which class the boy was in bef...

 2021-09-13 21:22 

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Baraboo High School students return after being evacuated for threat...

BARABOO, Wis. — Baraboo High School students ended the school day normally after being evacuated from the high school for much of the afternoon. Baraboo Police say students from the high school were evacuated to Jack Young Middle School after an uns...

 2021-09-13 18:57 

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Evers announces more than $58 million in new funding for local health departments...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is announcing more than $58 million in funding for local and tribal health departments to continue fighting the spread of COVID-19. The governor's office says the $58. 4 million, which comes from the Ame...

 2021-09-13 18:56 

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Woman sexually assaulted while taking garbage out, police say...

MADISON, Wis. A woman says she was sexually assaulted Sunday night while taking her garbage out. According to the Madison Police Department, the woman was taking out her garbage on the 4600 block of Atticus Way when a man walked up behind her and grabbed ...

 2021-09-13 18:51 

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More Beltline lane closures scheduled for this week...

MADISON, Wis. — Drivers can expect more delays and traffic on the Beltline during the mid-day hours later this week. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says one lane in each direction is scheduled to be closed for construction as part of the...

 2021-09-13 18:47 

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Middle school students taken to hospital after E. Washington bus crash...

MADISON, Wis. — A crash involving a Badger Bus caused two outbound lanes of E. Washington Ave. to be closed at First Street Monday morning and sent a small number of students to the hospital with minor injuries. Dane County Disptach says the crash w...

 2021-09-13 18:45 

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Dane Co. Board of Health speaks against resolution calling for mask order to be revoked...

MADISON, Wis. — Members of Dane County's Board of Health are speaking out against a proposed resolution from the county board that calls on Public Health to revoke its latest health order and mask mandate. Dane County Resolution 157, which is be...

 2021-09-13 00:34 

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Men accused in Wisconsin triple homicide plead not guilty...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Two men accused in a triple homicide in western Wisconsin in July have pleaded not guilty. Forty-four-year-old Khamthaneth Rattanasack and 33-year-old Nya Thao are each been charged with three counts of first-degree intentiona...

 2021-09-13 00:31 

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MPD investigating pair of armed robberies Sunday night...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police issued two incident reports Sunday night for two separate robberies near downtown Madison. The first robbery happened at a Citgo Gas Station in the 3400 block of Milwaukee Street around 5:20 p. m. Police said a person ...

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