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Badgers wrestling: Rider upsets No. 19 UW via criteria
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — The No. 19 University of Wisconsin wrestling team dropped the first three matches, mounted a rally to take a nine-point lead, but could not hold off Rider to drop a 20-19…
Prep girls basketball: Bailey Huser's big fourth quarter lifts Sun Prairie past Monona Grove
Senior center Bailey Huser scored seven of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night to lead the Sun Prairie girls basketball team to a 42-38 victory over Monona Grove in no…
WIAA state football: Maxwell Praschak leads Somerset past Little Chute for Division 4 crown
Maxwell Praschak simply took what the defense gave him, but it was more than enough to lift Somerset to another state championship.
Tom Oates: Healthy Packers squad means healthy Packers record
After lengthy injured-reserve lists hindered their ability to compete the past two seasons, the Packers are enjoying comparatively robust health this season.
Outdoors: Deer hunting forecast varies from north to south
Last year, 635,165 hunters harvested 255,003 deer statewide for a 40 percent success ratio. The number of hunters was the most since 2008, but that number -- and the percentage -- will likely …
Badgers women's basketball: Loss to Vanderbilt leaves UW feeling zoned out
The Badgers made their first six shots Thursday night as they raced out to a 17-2 lead against Vanderbilt. But the Commodores then switched to a zone defense.
WIAA state football: Lancaster rolls to its record-tying seventh state championship
Tyler Glass leads the Flying Arrows past Amherst in Division 5.
Badgers football: Linebacker Joe Schobert plays himself into vital role
The University of Wisconsin football team had plenty to look forward to during last year’s bowl season.
Outdoors: Time to unveil the 2014 chapter of deer hunting
Time to silence the ringtones of your smartphone and listen to the sounds of those pesky squirrels, who more often than not convince you they are that turdy-pointer coming your way.
Charles Krauthammer: The climate pact with China is a swindle
WASHINGTON — Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time …
Madison Water Utility increase would raise costs for average residential customer about $3.30 per month
Depending on use and time of year, residential water bills could increase between about $3 and $44 monthly.
WEDC promotions a waste of money -- Joseph Smith
I see the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is going to spend more than $1.5 million on radio, print and online promotions to hype Wisconsin's business climate to lure business to our state.
Trafffic enforcement must be a priority -- Dan Olsen
It appears drivers in Madison can speed, go through stop lights and stop signs, ignore crosswalks and drive with impunity.
Keystone pipeline is worth the risk -- George E. Sutton
I see U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, voted "no" on the Keystone pipeline, going along with President Barack Obama. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted "yes" for the project.
Ambrose ignored union concessions -- Jeff Jadel
Jay Ambrose's column Sunday, "Walker was right to fight public unions," praised Gov. Scott Walker breaking the public unions in Wisconsin. But in describing the effects of public sector union …
Campaign funds could house the homeless -- Bernard and Mary Haines
With all the homeless people in the world, what a shame it is to spend millions of dollars on campaign ads to buy a job such as governor, senator or congressman.
List of those needing drug test is long -- Dan Johnson
The proposal to require drug testing for food stamp and welfare recipients is ludicrous. Yes, our government spends billions of dollars on the SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program…
Don't put a fee on efficiency -- Katharine Blumenthal
We must strenuously oppose any fee or tax that will have a predictably negative impact on energy efficiency.
WIAA state football: Springs' surprising call gives Darlington the boot in Division 6 final
Clinging to a two-point lead Thursday afternoon, Fond du Lac Springs didn’t want to leave anything to chance.
Police locate wanted Illinois man in Beloit residence
Beloit police apprehended an Illinois man with outstanding felony warrants related to armed burglaries Thursday, causing a road closure and a school lockdown.