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Dane County has financially recovered from the Great Recession and built up its reserves as a future precaution, the county’s controller and chief financial officer told an assembled group on Oct. 3.

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An e-ballot survey shows there’s not much support for Dane County supervisors’ efforts to rename the City-County Building after former President Barack Obama.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office believes it might have a break in the 70-year-old kidnapping case of Georgia Jean Weckler.

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As Dane County continues to grow each decade, those new residents create jobs, additional traffic and a need for housing.

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Redistricting, healthcare, roads, the recent dairy farmer crisis, and the economy were people’s top concerns for Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Rep. John Jagler last week.

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Can the county you live in dictate your health? If it could, Dane County residents are in good standing, ranking seventh of 72 Wisconsin counties.

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Standing at a podium during a press conference Friday, Janesville Police Chief David Moore said he represented a community grateful that an armed and dangerous fugitive had been taken into custody. Joseph A. Jakubowski, 32, of Janesville, was found by a landowner in a remote area in Vernon C…

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“There are a lot of plugs for mountain biking,” Chris James, project leader and landscape architect for the Dane County Parks said during the second public meeting to kick off the planning process to update Dane County’s Parks and Open Space Plan.

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Dane County will pay $2.38 million to turn the former Madison Chamber of Commerce building into a homeless day shelter that’s set to open this fall.

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Town residents will get a vote in opting out of Dane County zoning after lawmakers heard the public’s concerns and changed their minds.

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The sight of sandhill cranes nesting in the prairie grass near the Waunakee Village Center often delights visitors, but when the bird’s wild instincts came out, the feathers started to fly.

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A 54-acre expansion of Token Creek Park will be a boon to outdoor enthusiasts and help protect water quality downstream.

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum visitors could step into updated bathrooms by August as part of a $1.4 million remodel project.

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Maps just released by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) detail how proposed plans to relieve traffic congestion on I-39/90/94 could affect property owners, businesses and communities.

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Not every resident will come to city meeting or send an email to get their voice heard on city issues but a Madison-based startup is trying to change all that.

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While the world anxiously awaited the results of the presidential election, local voters also had their eyes on the results of the referendum questions for the School District of Cambridge and the Deerfield Community School District.

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After a two-year delay, the new $26 million DaneCom emergency service network went live last week with coverage problems from the original 2014 launch reportedly solved.

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Participation improved for the second year of online statewide testing in grades three through eight with the first administration of the Wisconsin Forward Exam, which replaced the 2014-15 Badger Exam developed through the SMARTER multi-state assessment consortium.

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Bicyclists and others using the Glacial Drumlin Trail will soon be able to travel to Madison without having to use Highway BB or other roadways. “Soon,” in this case, is three or four years away, but considering the plans have been in the works for 20 years, waiting until 2020 seems reasonable.

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Frustrations came to a head last week as local government leaders shared woes of crumbling roads and delayed highway projects, and urged state lawmakers to find sustainable funding for fixing and building Wisconsin roads.

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Maria Dorn, 17, was proud to participate in one of the first Madison National Eating Disorders Association Walk last September. Her parents Michael and Alita Dorn of Janesville and her younger sister also were there by her side.

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A $4.4 million “Band-Aid” to fix life and safety hazards at Dane County’s oldest jail was given preliminary approval last week by a county committee, but many view it as an interim fix until officials completely shut down the facility.

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The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee concluded its week of budget hearings on Friday by approving the final proposed 2017 property tax levy.

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The Humane Society of Jefferson County, in collaboration with behavioral trainer Alli Jerger of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic, is offering a free session on Rally-O on Sept. 24.

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July 29 and 30, twelve women from area churches gathered at Grace Lutheran Church to Make Little Dresses for Africa.

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The first day of school is just around the corner, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind motorists to exercise a heightened awareness in the early morning hours and after school when children are present.

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At Monday night’s Deerfield Village Board meeting, board member Fred Fry, also of the Deerfield Public Library Board, took a moment to remind those in attendance and watching at home on WDEE Cable that Sept. is national library card sign-up month.

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The Humane Society of Jefferson County and Pick ‘n Save of Fort Atkinson will be celebrating National Dog Day on Friday, August 26. Humane Society volunteers will be on hand at Pick ‘n Save from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., grilling brats and hot dogs and collecting donations for the shelter ani…

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With the recent news of Zika virus cases in Florida, all residents are reminded to stay up to date on travel advisories from the CDC and to take measures to prevent mosquito bites if you are traveling.

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Sun Prairie will be hosting its annual Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 18 through the 21 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N.

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Jefferson County elder benefit specialists invite area residents to attend a free Medicare seminar featuring Steven Shapiro, Medigap insurance specialist for the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.

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The State Bar of Wisconsin, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR), Elder Law and Advocacy Center, and the Elder Benefit Specialist Program of Dodge and Jefferson County, will cohost a clinic on “Wills for Seniors” in August.

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ael Ozanne will be challenged by his employee, Dane County District Attorney Bob Jambois, in the Tuesday, Aug. 9 Democratic primary for the job. With no Republican challenger, the top vote getter will win the position.

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Join the Humane Society of Jefferson County (HSJC) on July 31 as the Madison Mallards take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs.

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Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin will have 2016 seasons for duck, geese, dove, woodcock and other migratory game birds that are nearly identical to last year's structure under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board on April 13 in Madison.