Critical Race Theory bill might come before Wisconsin Legislature

Supporters say it’s a bill designed to prohibit racist and sexist propaganda in public schools. Critics say it’s an attempt to curb anti-racist and anti-sexist education. Welcome to the United States in the year 2021. 

Residents still have time to provide input on redistricting

It’s not too late for citizens to submit maps and comments about their communities before redistricting takes place.

New mask mandate in Dane County

Effective Thursday, Public Health Madison & Dane County is requiring everyone age two and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.

Search for Kruse continues

For more than a month, Joel Kruse and Jackie Johnson-Kruse have been on the journey of a lifetime.

Dane County, City of Madison now require employees to be vaccinated

Dane County and the City of Madison announced they will be implementing a vaccine requirement for all employees as well as mask requirements in their buildings. Employees that are not vaccinated will have the option of getting a weekly COVID-19 test.

R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-rumble in the river

The Mazomanie River Rumble went off without a hitch on Friday, July 30. A packed crowd attended the tenth annual tradition. The Rumble is sponsored by Premiere Coops and Badger State Tractor Pullers.

Kruse drowning a tragic reminder about river safety

Parker Kruse was one of 16 people in the state to lose their life in a boating accident so far this year. According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes and the leading cause of death is drowning. 

Olson Road land purchase near Heights’ campus adds to local recreational activities and conservation efforts

On August 2, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will award nearly $160,000 to Groundswell Conservancy for the purchase of 38 acres of property within the Black Earth Creek Natural Resource Area.

Krista Halderson’s remains found in Roxbury, son charged with murder of father

The Dane County Sheriff’s Department announced at a press conference on July 30 dismembered remains they found near the Town of Roxbury in Sauk County were those of missing Windsor woman, Krista Halderson. The remains were found on July 14 near Old Hwy 60 along the Wisconsin river.

Behavioral Health facility opens in Middleton

After nearly three years in the making, Miramont Behavioral Health facility has opened.

The 72-bed facility broke ground in August of 2018 and held a ribbon cutting and public tours on July 1.


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