Bishop Robert Morlino, head of the Madison Catholic Diocese, in a letter threatens parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville with censure for rebelling against traditionalist priests he installed there in 2010. The priests, from the controversial Society of Jesus Christ the Priest, are conservatives who do not allow girls to be altar servers or lay people to distribute Communion, among other things. Since they were installed, donations at the church have plummeted, forcing the closure of its school.
State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison), who is running for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Tammy Baldwin, rejects a call from her opponent, state Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison), to run a "clean campaign" because Pocan is accepting corporate PAC contributions. "Clean campaigns are not simply about the words candidates use but about the way they fund their campaigns," Roys says.
Labor unions announce a $1 million ad campaign on behalf of Kathleen Falk in her bid for governor in the recall campaign. The new ad doesn't mention Falk's Democratic Party opponents, but criticizes Gov. Scott Walker.
The state releases an audit showing that 450 state prisoners and more than 1,000 people with active felony warrants or probation and parole violations were illegally receiving food stamp benefits, costing the state an estimated $1.8 million.
The Daily Cardinal celebrates its 120th anniversary. See Alison Bauter's report.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Department of Natural Resources hit a 12-year low in the number of enforcement tickets it issued. Susan Hedman, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, tells the paper the drop "raises concerns about whether the state is adequately carrying out its responsibility to enforce the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other federal laws."
Occupy Madison, after failing to get a court to issue a temporary injunction against the city, peacefully packs up its tents, and its homeless residents scatter around the city. Mayor Paul Soglin, who had been adamantly against allowing the camp to continue, tells the State Journal: "Unfortunately there was this myth that grew up over the last several months that this was some kind of society that was working."
State Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack recuses herself from Justice David Prosser's discipline hearing over an incident last year in which Prosser put his hands around the throat of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Roggensack witnessed the altercation. Three other justices who also witnessed the incident have not yet said whether they will recuse themselves in the case.
A nine-hour standoff between police and a man on the city's east side ends peacefully when the 34-year-old surrenders. The standoff started when the suspect waved a gun at his ex-girlfriend.
Compiled, in part, from local media.