The UW Board of Regents formally approves the contract for Rebecca Blank, the new chancellor of UW-Madison. She will start on July 15, earning $495,000 a year.
The Rev. Bruce Burnside, bishop for the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, allegedly kills jogger Maureen Mengelt with his car in Sun Prairie. Burnside was allegedly intoxicated.
State Rep. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) announces he will challenge fellow Republican state Sen. Dale Schultz in the 2014 Republican primary. Schultz is a moderate, most notably opposing the GOP's overhaul of mining laws. He says he hasn't decided whether he will run for reelection, but notes that he voted the same as state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the majority leader, 99% of the time. "Does that sound like a complete heretic to you?" Schultz asks in the State Journal.
Melinda Drabek-Chritton pleads no contest to two felonies for abusing her 15-year-old stepdaughter. A jury found the girl's father, 41-year-old Chad Chritton, guilty of felony neglect, but deadlocked on four other charges. Prosecutors plan to retry him on those charges. Drabek-Chritton's son, Joshua Drabek, is set to be tried in June on charges he physically and sexually assaulted the girl, whom the family kept locked in their basement.
State Rep. Andre Jacque (R-DePere) emails legislators asking them to co-sponsor a bill that would ban the sale or use of aborted fetal tissue in university research.
Native Americans from around the state hold their annual State of the Tribes address at the Capitol. Gordon Thayer, chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, criticizes the Legislature's recent overhaul of mining laws and says, "We're not your adversaries." His speech prompts state Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) to walk out in an adversarial manner.
Wayne Strong concedes to Dean Loumos in last week's tight Madison school board election after absentee ballots fail to tip the scales in his favor.
The State Journal reports that police in the town of Madison have identified Donald Ameche Braxton, 49, as a suspect in the 1986 murder of Andrew Nehmer, who was working at a Park Street convenience store when it was robbed. Braxton, who now lives in Colorado, has not been charged with the crime, but police say that DNA testing shows he might have been at the scene.
Compiled, in part, from local media