Dane County and suburbs reporter for @WiStateJournal, @DrakeUniversity alumnus. I tweet news, baseball, music and random thoughts.

Focus on Dane County: UW-Madison, Monona to collaborate on city project

host.madison.com — A new partnership with UW-Madison promises to deliver Monona officials a wealth of information on how to improve the city's transportation infrastructure, housing and amenities. Late last month, university officials announced that Monona will be its first partner in a newly created "UniverCity Year" program, which aims to help understaffed municipalities on projects by tapping into faculty expertise and creating educational opportunities for students.

Just Ask Us: Whose fingerprint is on New Glarus Brewing Co.'s bottle caps?

host.madison.com — Whose fingerprint is on New Glarus Brewing Co.'s bottle caps? Craft brewing has opened up a new medium for artwork. Both labels and caps are adorned with wild colors, illustrations and hop puns. But despite its simplicity, few designs have become as instantly recognizable as New Glarus Brewing Co.'s Wisconsin thumbprint cap.
Feb 04, 2016

Whose thumbprint is on New Glarus Brewing's bottlecaps? A classic #wibeer Just Ask Us: ow.ly/XV9dB

Assembly committee OKs Dane County zoning bill

host.madison.com — A bill that would allow Dane County towns to opt out of sharing zoning authority with the county has moved closer to a vote in the Assembly Republicans on the Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate approved a slightly amended version of Assembly Bill 563 in a party-line vote Tuesday.

Rural broadband bills would boost funding, streamline local approvals and fees

host.madison.com — A pair of bills set for hearings Thursday could deliver more state funding for rural broadband grants, but skeptics believe grant criteria created by one of the bills could be too limiting to help many residents in remote areas. Assembly bill 798, introduced in late January by Reps.

Rural broadband bills would boost funding, streamline local approvals and fees

host.madison.com — A pair of bills set for hearings Thursday could deliver more state funding for rural broadband grants, but skeptics believe grant criteria created by one of the bills could be too limiting to help many residents in remote areas. Assembly bill 798, introduced in late January by Reps.
Feb 02, 2016

Rural broadband bills would boost funding, streamline local approvals, but skeptics worry about grant criteria: host.madison.com/news/local/gov…

Sun Prairie adds new live groundhog and mascot

host.madison.com — Organizers of Sun Prairie's Groundhog Day celebration have secured not one but two replacements for the critter that infamously bit the mayor during last year's event. The Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District, which organizes the event, announced Thursday it had successfully contracted with Wild Bill's Exotics for $1,200 to secure a live animal that will be used in the annual shadow-spotting ritual.

For many in Sun Prairie, caged Jimmy the Groundhog not the same

host.madison.com — There was no bite, but the result remained the same. Jimmy the Groundhog, the 12th in line of name-sharing, weather-predicting rodents, didn't see his shadow at Sun Prairie's Groundhog Day ceremony, and accordingly, predicted that spring will come early.

For many in Sun Prairie, caged Jimmy the Groundhog not the same

host.madison.com — There was no bite, but the result remained the same. Jimmy the Groundhog, the 12th in line of name-sharing, weather-predicting rodents, didn't see his shadow at Sun Prairie's Groundhog Day ceremony, and accordingly, predicted that spring will come early.

Middleton library expected to re-open late February

Cocaine investigation yields 2 arrests

host.madison.com — Two Madison-area men were arrested Thursday morning for after a months-long investigation of cocaine dealing, Madison police said. Horatio Gardner, 31, of Fitchburg, faces tentative charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of THC with intent to sell, maintaining a drug dwelling and four counts of cocaine delivery.
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Feb 06, 2016

Former Capitol Police officer charged with stealing Aaron Bohrod painting from governor's mansion host.madison.com/news/local/cri…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ChicagoSports: AP source: Jake Arrieta, Cubs agree on $10.7 million, one-year deal fw.to/WxT9Wtc pic.twitter.com/AfmWGQoj4I

Feb 05, 2016

Court dismisses billboard company's lawsuit against Madison via @deanmosiman host.madison.com/news/local/gov…

Feb 04, 2016

Rebecca Blank: UW-Madison spent at least $8M to retain professors after budget cuts, tenure changes via @NSavidge host.madison.com/news/local/edu…

Feb 04, 2016

Sad but fascinating read by @kylemunson: RIP Jerry Dwyer, a man haunted by the Buddy Holly crash dmreg.co/1X5UoQZ

Feb 04, 2016

RT @MollyBeck: Speaker Robin Vos proposes to limit amount of money school districts can raise to pay for vouchers. #wipolitics host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…


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