The Madison Mallards announce they will have a fireworks show next July 4 on the north side, to make up for the city's decision to move Rhythm & Booms to a barge on Lake Monona.
Wisconsin's prison guards vote 1,548-to-1,108 to leave the Wisconsin State Employees Union and join a new union, the Wisconsin Association for Correctional Law Enforcement.
The Associated Press reports that developer Terrence Wall wrote to Gov. Scott Walker in June expressing interest in buying several state office buildings. The Legislature voted 11 days later to allow no-bid sales of state property. Probably just a coincidence.
Gov. Walker signs into law a bill providing $25 million for startup companies in Wisconsin. The money is reserved for companies in agriculture, information technology, engineering products, advanced manufacturing and medical devices.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announces a plan to buy 60 acres of land from Holy Wisdom Monastery near Middleton for $929,000. The Benedictine Women of Madison could have sold it for development but wanted to preserve it to protect the watershed.
Jeremy Wand asks a Lafayette County judge to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea. Wand had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide for helping his brother, Armin Wand III, set fire to his Argyle house, killing three of Armin Wand's children. Armin Wand was sentenced to three consecutive life terms after pleading guilty to the crime in February.
The Mukwonago Area School District Board votes 8-to-1 to defy a state Department of Public Instruction order to change its mascot to something other than the "Indians."
Scott Walker's campaign reports that the governor raised $3.5 million in the first half of 2013 for his reelection. State Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate credits the fundraising effort to Walker's frequent out-of-state trips, adding, "unfortunately for Walker, the people of Wisconsin won't judge him based on his ability to raise money from large corporations and wealthy donors from places like Texas and Iowa."
Rebecca Blank, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, begins her new job as UW-Madison chancellor.
Capitol Police crack down on the Solidarity Sing Along event in the Capitol Rotunda, ticketing several people peacefully singing protest songs at noon.
Compiled, in part, from local media.