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Dylan Brogan

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Mary Langenfeld

Madison hosted the annual, week-long tournament in early July. The best twirlers in the country traveled long and far to compete for a national title in competitive baton twirling. Meet one of the top male athletes pioneering the sport. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

Angelique Thompson caters to both grownups and children with her professional face painting business. It all started with a Halloween party…. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Dylan Brogan

Village Pizza to open at the former location of Bob’s Copy Shop, Lola’s Cafe serving breakfast & lunch on the west side and State Street is without a Tiki Shack for the first time in nearly decade. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments

After Trek pulls support, Madison Parks scales back Ride the Drive. The car-free route through downtown will be shortened and event will focus more on parks. more

Jul 7, 2017 2:38 PM News 3 Comments

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Carolyn Fath

Bennett’s Meadowood Country Club — home of “porn in the morn” — marks 40 years of offending Madison. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 6 Comments

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Justin Sprecher

Mollusks frozen in time on the walls of the Hearing Room. Funny looking badgers. Unintentional fascist imagery. Craig Johnson shows us the quirkier details of the Capitol in this video tour. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Learn how to make the hair tonic Fighting Bob La Follette used to groom his famous pompadour in this video with staff writer Dylan Brogan. Bob’s secret ingredient: Spanish Fly. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Ryan Wisniewski

FEED Kitchens is a one-stop shop for food entrepreneurs. Now in its third year, the incubator hopes to expand its facility in the coming year. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Carolyn Fath

The options have narrowed but Dane County Executive Joe Parisi ‏still won’t commit to a jail plan in the 2018 budget. Meanwhile, inmates continue to be housed in an outdated jail facility that Sheriff Mahoney says is inhumane and potentially deadly. more

Jun 18, 2017 9:08 PM News

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Carolyn Fath

With the closing of Wendy’s on State Street, classic fast food has disappeared from State Street. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Dylan Brogan

New east side restaurant Faded Kitchen will cater to women. It’s set to open this fall on Fordem Avenue. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Flag day is June 14. But Ald. Arvina Martin says the central feature of Madison’s flag isn't worth celebrating. more

Jun 6, 2017 3:16 PM News 18 Comments

State Street mainstay Soap Opera hopes to offer wine at custom scenting parties. The store is scheduled for an ALRC hearing in June. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Wesley Hamilton

Go off-the-grid with a trip to Rock Island. Staff writer Dylan Brogan has made an annual pilgrimage to the remote island for over two decades. He says the secluded state park is worth a visit. more

May 25, 2017 1:34 PM Isthmus Summertimes

Downtown hotels saw their property values double, even triple this year. Facing higher tax bills, one industry rep says they will cut labor costs. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Marie runs a “micro-nonprofit” at the intersection of West Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. She’s been providing bananas, oranges, lemons, limes and apples — free of charge — to anyone passing by. She’ll even let you feed her fish. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Dylan Brogan

The new Métropolitain food cart brings fine dining streetside. Owners Nathan and Markelys Overland launched the cart in April. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Weeks before plant closure, Oscar Mayer workers will hold rally Thursday to pressure Kraft Heinz. more

May 24, 2017 4:43 PM News 1 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Healthy Food For All Dane County collects thousands of pounds of food slated for the trash each year. The group is hosting recovery dinners to aid in redistributing that food to the needy. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Todd Hubler

Madison desperately needs affordable housing. But should it be built next to Madison-Kipp, a manufacturer some fear is producing dangerous pollution? more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments