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Jenny Du Puis

Dane County’s new custom-made Bookmobile carries 4,000-plus items directly to residents. Regular patrons have come to love the visits. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Jane Burns

On country roads throughout Dane County and beyond, corn stands that work on the honor system dot the landscape. Piles of sweet corn sit alone, kept company by a lockbox and, every once in a while, a kid whose family runs the pop-up business for a li more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Dylan Brogan

Although Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant had stopped processing meat in June, a skeleton crew of workers remained to clean the facility and put it to bed. They clocked out with little fanfare for the last time on July 28 around 2 p.m. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Sean Kennedy

GIlligan’s Island has a little something for everyone. The Monona sandbar spot even has its own mobile popsicle vendor. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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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

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Allison Geyer

Activists occupied U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office for more than eight hours on July 6 as part of a nationwide protest of the GOP health care bill. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 8 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 9 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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Justin Sprecher

Your VO2 number is how much oxygen you can deliver to your muscles proportional to your bodyweight. It’s some mix of genetics and training — working out can push your number higher, but your genes set the upper limit. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Jenny Du Puis

A birthday party for the 19th Amendment offers a chance to celebrate the great strides women have taken into politics — and an opportunity to build future achievements. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Laura Zastrow

While it may look like an ordinary gym class, this group of kindergarteners is learning to understand and regulate their emotions through mindful movement. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Justin Sprecher

Shruti Parthasarathy’s parents introduced her to classical Indian dance when she was 5 as a way to connect her to the culture of the country they left behind. Nearly a decade later, she’s one of the top dancers in the nation. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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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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Judith Davidoff

Residents upset about the loss of canopy trees joined with city officials who have been responsible for cutting some of them down, in a tree planting event. This is a hopeful tale about problem-solving, cooperation and understanding. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Brett Stepanik

Since its first store opened in Verona, in 2008, five others in four states have followed. The business model is simple: turn unwanted bicycles into saleable inventory. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Carolyn Fath

Madison’s art lovers and salon artists come together for MMoCA’s biennial fundraising event, Hair Affair. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Katie Scheidt

Students at Lapham Elementary are turning discarded materials into sculptures — whether it’s a life-size gummy bear or a winking apple. Project leader Amy Mietzel wanted students to see how waste can be used in beautiful ways. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Carolyn Fath

In liberal, secular Madison, two young Evangelical Christian ministers seek to break stereotypes, build new faith communities and soothe the trauma of the Trump era. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Ryan Wisniewski

Three years ago, Carol and Joe Eugster opened their family farm up to the public for the annual lambing and kidding. Now it’s a wildly popular springtime tradition. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Sarah Maughan

There are an estimated 467 million Arabic speakers in the world. With the help of Mahmoud Hegazy, some students at East High are joining them. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot