Anchor Bank announces it will lay off more than 50 employees in the Madison area, but CEO Chris Bauer says, "We hope to have very, very little impact on customers."
Gov. Jim Doyle announces that Monona Terrace has been selected as the stop for the planned high-speed rail project. Doyle says, "In 2013, Wisconsin will have modern high-speed rail running from downtown Chicago to downtown Milwaukee to downtown Madison - a model for the future of rail in this country."
Three men stab a 28-year-old man at McKenna Boulevard and Raymond Road. The victim is taken to UW Hospital for treatment.
Deleon Harland, 22, a prime suspect in the south-side shooting death of Lofton Sprouls, 28, in March, pleads guilty to obstructing police and possession of marijuana, offenses uncovered during the murder investigation.
State Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) announces he won't run for reelection, after having served in the Assembly since 1984, saying "it's a good time to pass the torch."
Madison's Landmarks Commission once again rejects a certificate of appropriateness for the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project, setting up another heated vote at the Common Council. But the project does win a narrow recommendation of its tax incremental finance application before the Board of Estimates, with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz casting the tie-breaking vote.
Gov. Doyle's office announces that it is accepting applications for Dane County district attorney, to fill the post being vacated by Brian Blanchard, who was elected in April to the 4th District Court of Appeals. The deadline is May 24.
Operation Welcome Home, a homeless advocate group, announces that a homeless woman, Desiree Wilson, and her two children have been living in a foreclosed home at 7201 Tempe Dr. as squatters. But the home's owner, who is days away from losing the home to Bank of America, later files a trespassing complaint, and Wilson moves out.
UW-Madison releases records to the Wisconsin State Journal showing that professor Gary Splitter's lab was used for several unauthorized experiments on drug-resistant germs. Splitter, who has been barred from doing experiments for five years, says he was not aware of the experiments, which he says were done by grad students. He blames the university for not educating them properly: "This was a major meltdown by the university."
Gov. Doyle signs into law a bill that encourages the formation of an electronic medical records system for health-care providers. The bill would allow a nonprofit corporation to apply for federal funding to create the system.
The Dane County bomb squad is called in to investigate a backpack found near the Dane County Courthouse's gas main. But police find only clothing and personal items inside.
Compiled (in part) from local media