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14 summer outdoor dining experiences

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:49:48 GMT

Farm-to-table dining holds more meaning when you're seated near the source of the food on your plate. That's the idea behind many outdoor dining experiences, often hosted at the farm where the tomatoes in your dish first ripened on the vine.




Billings picked as economic growth champion by WEDA

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:03:05 GMT

La Crosse Democratic state rep. Jill Billings is known for her legislative leadership on issues like sex trafficking and the opioid epidemic.




UW System to assess, adjust employee compensation in $900,000 study

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:17:53 GMT

The University of Wisconsin System will implement a two-year-long study to reclassify and set compensation for thousands of university jobs, according to UW's Office of Human Resources. The study will be the first of its kind in 30 years and will cost the UW System $900,000, according to a document shared by UW's Office of Human Resources.




Correction: Wisconsin Editorial Roundup story

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:52:21 GMT

Thank goodness governors no longer have the power to stitch together words and numbers from across pages of the state budget with their veto pens. And before that, in 1990, voters prohibited governors from vetoing around individual letters to spell new works, the so-called "Vanna White veto," named after the woman who turned letters on the television game show "Wheel of Fortune."




Wisconsin grapples with allowing bitcoin campaign donations

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:22:02 GMT

In this Feb. 7, 2018 File, photo, a neon sign hanging in the window of Healthy Harvest Indoor Gardening in Hillsboro, Ore., shows that the business accepts bitcoin as payment. The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is considering a policy guiding what to do about political contributions made in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.




Montecito Medical Acquires Medical Office Building from Leading Orthopedic Provider in Wisconsin

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:38:21 GMT

The acquisition involved a large medical office building in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, approximately 20 miles west of Milwaukee. The approximately 71,000-square-foot facility is the primary location for OAW, which serves the greater Milwaukee, Chicago, Waukesha and Madison areas.




Other Views: Referendum battles symptomatic of larger school funding problems

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:45:42 GMT

School-funding referendums produce winners and losers, pitting neighbor against neighbor. They only serve to divide communities into them-versus-us camps.




The Fight for Wisconsin Is On as Outside Money Pours Into Senate Race

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:17:38 GMT

The attack ads began in early 2017, planting doubts well ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Against ominous background music and storm clouds, the Republican-financed spots hit Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin's Democratic senator, over the Affordable Care Act, Iran and veterans health care.




Merrill Police reports

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:05:57 GMT

April 20 8:47 a.m.- Officers were requested by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation and Parole to take a male subject into custody for a probation violation. The male was taken into custody and transported to the jail.




Hunt Hill hosting bat ecology, clean-up

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:25:40 GMT

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Silver Alert issued for missing Stoughton man

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:45:03 GMT

Authorities are searching for a man who hasn't been seen since Saturday morning. The state Department of Justice has issued a statewide Silver Alert to help find Richard Hauger.




The Gazette

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:17:48 GMT

Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out to march on Washington, and Jan Rose Kasmir knew she had to join them. "When Trump was elected president, I couldn't not participate.




It's been a bad winter all over - Snow in Japan 56 feet high

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:09:55 GMT

You think we had a bad winter here in the USA? Look at Japan where they have walls of snow 56 feet tall . This spectacular mountain route, reopened on Sunday after being closed for five months during the winter, expects to receive a million visitors.




Bryan Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Paul Ryan's seat

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:59:25 GMT

A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress. Bryan Steil, an attorney from Ryan's hometown of Janesville and a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, becomes the likely Republican front-runner after the field of better-known potential candidates cleared for his entry.




UW study to reclassify jobs, set compensation structure

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:42:49 GMT

A consultant will be paid up to $900,000 to conduct a two-year study at the University of Wisconsin to reclassify and set compensation for thousands of jobs. The Title and Total Compensation Study is collaboration between the UW-Madison and the UW System, The Capital Times reported .




Kim Lane

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:21:22 GMT

Lawton will manage Johnson Bank's commercial real estate teams in Milwaukee and Madison. His focus will be on building relationships with commercial real estate investors and developers and growing the commercial real estate loan portfolio throughout Wisconsin.




Wisconsinites are ready to start gardening

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:30:55 GMT

It's the opening weekend at Kopke's Greenhouse in Oregon and head grower Rick Naujeck said people are ready to garden. "I spend 80 hours a week here.