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Alliant Energy director David Perdue quits to become a U.S. Senator

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30am
David Perdue submitted his resignation from the Madison energy company's board last week.

Gunfire from cars on Gammon Road

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:15am
Gunfight on Gammon Road.

Health insurance premiums up 4 percent in Wisconsin next year

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:40am
The cost of large group health insurance is going up 4 percent in Wisconsin next year, with monthly premiums in the most expensive city, Rhinelander, 22 percent higher than the cheapest city, …

Camera shop window smashed, cameras grabbed

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:30am
An estimated $15,000 worth of camera equipment was missing after a smash-and-grab burglary at The Camera Company Monday morning, according to Madison Police Department reports.

In season: Mulling spices

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:00am
A collection of spices adds a little something to hot drinks at this time of year. 

Companies to steer workers to preferred doctors, hospitals

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:00am
The Alliance, a Madison-based group of 200 employers that earlier picked five hospitals to steer workers to for certain procedures, has now identified six preferred doctors at the hospitals.

Highway 120 to close Friday for lost truck to move

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:30am
Truck stuck.

NFL: Bears likely to fire Marc Trestman at end of season, radio station reports

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:15am
Citing a source, the station reported Tuesday via Twitter that team ownership met Monday when it was determined the second-year coach is likely to be fired.

Beer Baron: A Furthermore IPA fit for a rowdy, flaming burial at sea

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:00am
The Spring Green brewer's Floating Fire -- with rye, hibiscus and smoked malt -- aims to evoke a Viking funeral in a glass.

Fire destroys Muscoda's Castle Rock Inn

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:45am
The popular buffet and social event business, which includes a busy catering service, is located at the intersection of Highways G and Shemak Road, between Montfort, Fennimore and Muscoda.

In the Spirit: Atheist 'Christmas' displays overtaking religious ones at Capitol

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:15am
The public square is getting crowded.

Cooks' Exchange: Season calls for delicious soup recipes

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:00am
Having slipped through the past all-too-brief two seasons, it’s time to realize there is nothing we can do about the weather once winter arrives in Wisconsin. The age-old prescription is to st…

Classic recipe: Sour cream chocolate spice cake

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:30am
This week's recipe won first place in the State Journal's cakes category in 1969 and was submitted by Mrs. Susan M. Francis of Evansville.

Jonah Goldberg: Jonathan Gruber should've been Time's Person of the Year

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:45am
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time’s Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the “Ebola Fighters” instead. Good for them; they’re doing God’s work. Still, Gruber would have been better.

Congress snubs open government

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:45am
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last week for a much-needed update to the Freedom of Information Act.

Packers: Buccaneers Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy out for season

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:25am
Tampa Bay placed McCoy on injured reserve due to a knee injury.

Prep sports: Madison Memorial overpowers Beloit Memorial on ice

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:15pm
Junior forward Jacob Padley recorded a pair of assists, and the Madison Memorial boys hockey team scored three second-period goals during a 4-0 victory over host Beloit Memorial in a Big Eight…

Prep boys basketball: Drew Fredrickson leads unbeaten Mount Horeb past Janesville Craig

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:15pm
The unbeaten Mount Horeb boys basketball team got 22 points from senior Drew Fredrickson in a 70-54 non-conference victory over host Janesville Craig on Tuesday night.

Prep girls basketball: Monroe's fourth-quarter run beats Sauk Prairie

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:15pm
The Monroe girls basketball team went on an 18-7 run in the fourth quarter to turn a four-point deficit into a 41-34 home victory over Sauk Prairie in a Badger Conference crossover game Tuesday night.

Prep boys basketball: Clay Gerds' 21-point effort powers Fort Atkinson past Monona Grove

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:15pm
The Blackhawks dominate the first quarter and pull away from the Silver Eagles.