UP: Downtown Business Improvement District. The BID was renewed for another five years, with a 74% approval rating. It was approved despite grumblings from some property owners about the extra tax BID members pay.
DOWN: Wisconsin crops. The dry, cool summer is taking its toll, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported. With rain sparse and temperatures 1 to 6 degrees below average, Wisconsin's corn, soybean, winter wheat and oat crops are all behind schedule.