Author: Chris Gothner

$90M Sun Prairie referendum would add 2 new elementary schools

District put forth referendum in response to overcrowding issues

On Nov. 8, voters in the Sun Prairie School District will vote whether to approve a two-part referendum designed primarily to fund the construction and staffing of two new elementary schools.

Meeting over near east side BBQ restaurant turns contentious

Residents complain over noise and smell from restaurant

For a lot of people, the smell of low-and-slow barbecue smoking is an appetizing one.But for some residents of Madison's Marquette neighborhood on the city's near east side, the smells of fresh barbecue from That BBQ Joint on Williamson Street were upsetting enough to require a neighborhood meeting at the restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Proposed Milton wheel tax would be highest in state

Officials: Tax would be used to make up for lack of state transportation funding

Officials in Milton are considering a proposal to implement a $30 wheel tax on every car or light truck owned by city residents in order to pay for road maintenance and improvements.

Flooding continues in Columbia, Sauk counties

Rising waters on the Baraboo and Wisconsin rivers continue to cover roads and fields in Sauk and Columbia counties and have prompted emergency officials to recommend people in at least one low-lying area relocate.

Sauk, Columbia counties prepare for rising waters

After heavy rains and flooding caused mudslides in western Wisconsin and prompted a state of emergency in Richland County, Sauk County residents were getting ready Thursday as water rushed in from the north.