Tucked against Madison’s east side is a village that is slowly but surely starting to outgrow its reputation as just a bedroom community. Community stakeholders and business leaders say if the last few years of growth are any indication, Cottage Grove may not stay little for long.
Baseball and softball are making a comeback for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. These sports are wildly popular in Japan, so the International Olympic Committee decided to bring them back for the first time since their removal in 2008.
The curtain will soon go up for the first time in 18 months for actors with the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre. A musical revue called “Don’t Stop Believin’ 2021” will be held July 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and the 25 at 2 p.m. at Sun Prairie High School’s Performing Arts Center.
In another sign of what looks to be a more normal summer in Madison, tour boats are getting back in the water. Captain Rob Sutherland, Master Captain & General Manager of Betty Lou Cruises, launched a 52-foot yacht into Lake Mendota this morning.
Ending premature and preventable deaths in the Dane County community is the mission of a new coalition. Wednesday morning, officials gathered for the first meeting of the Ending Deaths From Despair Coalition. The group is focusing on ways to prevent death by suicide, alcoholism, and drug overdoses.
Small business owners from across the state of Wisconsin are expressing what they need to crawl out of the hole the pandemic created for them. On Wednesday, Main Street Alliance held a listening session with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and local business owners from across the state.
The role of Dane County Executive will be in the hands of voters in less than two weeks. In the April 6th Spring election Mary Ann Nicholson is taking on incumbent of 10 years, Joe Parisi, for the role. NBC15 spoke with both candidates virtually for a question & answer session Wednesday, touching on topics from the past year and their goals moving forward.
With little to no government assistance, families are turning to other programs and organizations to fill their diaper needs. Middleton Outreach Ministry sees first-hand the huge financial burden parents face in getting their children diapers.
Saint Coletta Pres. Ted Behncke said that fear comes from a lack of state funding to these kinds of non-profits. Saint Coletta provides services and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
A valuable farm in East Madison is officially up for sale, after being kept within one family since Wisconsin became a state. Save The Farm, a community led coalition and nonprofit, doesn't want the property to become just another suburban housing development.
So far, during the pandemic, Dane Buy Local has given out $14.8 million to local businesses. However, the financial requests from Dane County businesses alone added up to more than $78 million as of June 2020.
Newly appointed Sec. Designee Amy Pechacek says the DWD hired 200 more people and extended working hours, but the agency also partnered with google to fix some of the issues caused by its 50-year-old software system, COBOL.
In the struggle to stay afloat, tens of thousands of small businesses in Wisconsin have received federal grant money. But many other businesses have been denied, and one Madison restaurant says it was let down.