Wednesday, Sept. 3
Dane County announces that the Vilas Zoo will be taking in two 3-year-old grizzly bears from a zoo in North Dakota.
Thursday, Sept. 4
Adams Outdoor Advertising files a lawsuit against the city, claiming the new Cannonball bike-pedestrian bridge over the Beltline is blocking one of its billboards from traffic.
The 27,000 people cut from Medicaid under Gov. Scott Walker's budget are given another 60 days to sign up for health insurance on the private, subsidized insurance exchange.
Sunday, Sept. 7
Over 2,000 people compete in the Ironman Wisconsin race. It's the last year the race's parent company will award prize money for the Madison event, making it less likely professional athletes will compete. Triathlete Steve Handwerker tells The Capital Times, "Part of the appeal is being able to connect with the pros and say I was only three hours behind that guy."
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Media report that Lee Swindall, vice president of business and industry development for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., had submitted a resignation letter in August, harshly criticizing the agency's chief operations officer, Ryan Murray, as "lacking either the talent or experience" for his position. Swindall later withdrew his resignation. Bet the WEDC lunchroom is a blast these days.
Bob Suter, a former UW men's hockey player and a member of the famed 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, dies of an apparent heart attack.