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Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

SOS: Frontier Communications charges for no service

host.madison.com — Jerzy Matian is a patient man who lives with his family on 49th Street in Mauston. That address is important, because Frontier Communications told the family last winter it would be impossible for the company to install internet service at that address. They came out, they looked it over and said no soap.

UW-Stout moves paintings after Native American objections

host.madison.com — The chancellor at the UW-Stout in Menomonie said Friday he decided to move two l arge paintings dating to 1936 from hallways in a much-travelled campus building because they "stood in the way of an effort to create an inclusive and comfortable environment for everyone."

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.

Know Your Madisonian: John Mathis leaves the stars for earthly volunteerism

host.madison.com — John Mathis' ideas might seem alien to some. For an astronomer and a volunteer, however, he certainly landed in the right place. Mathis was recently interviewed in the colored-quilt-walled apartment he and his wife, Carol, share in Oakwood Village, where they have lived for the past 10 years.

The key to Devil's Lake graffiti may be in the lichen

host.madison.com — The mystery surrounding the word "DIE" once thought to be painted on a boulder 500 feet above Devil's Lake may be related to the intentional removal of centuries-old lichen, itself an act of vandalism with long-term effects. The letters were probably fashioned by scraping away the lichen, said a UW-Madison lichenologist.

The key to Devil's Lake graffiti may be in the lichen

host.madison.com — The mystery surrounding the word "DIE" once thought to be painted on a boulder 500 feet above Devil's Lake may be related to the intentional removal of centuries-old lichen, itself an act of vandalism with long-term effects. The letters were probably fashioned by scraping away the lichen, said a UW-Madison lichenologist.
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Jul 01, 2016

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