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Crowning Madison's cutest pets

We concluded that every one of the entries could have been a winner, and browsing this cross-section of pets gives us confidence to say: The Madison area officially has some of the cutest pets around.

We concluded that every one of the entries could have been a winner, and browsing this cross-section of pets gives us confidence to say: The Madison area officially has some of the cutest pets around.

Michael Velliquette takes paper to new heights with monochrome sculptures

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

Using glue, paper and various tools, Velliquette spends hundreds of hours putting together his fine art monochrome paper sculptures for gallery shows around the country.

6 local Mother's Day gift ideas

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

Midwest gems to travel to this summer

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

Hermann, Missouri is a destination for wine lovers

Hermann is nestled in the middle of Missouri’s wine country, approximately an hour and a half west of St. Louis.

Hermann is nestled in the middle of Missouri’s wine country, approximately an hour and a half west of St. Louis.

Explore the outdoors at Brown County, Indiana

Brown County is one of America’s original art colonies, with artists being drawn to the area because of the natural views.

Brown County is one of America’s original art colonies, with artists being drawn to the area because of the natural views.

Appreciate art in Mineral Point

Mineral Point is one of Wisconsin’s oldest cities, and the area embraces that identity.

Mineral Point is one of Wisconsin’s oldest cities, and the area embraces that identity.

Bike, hike and embrace the water in Winona

Winona is situated alongside the Mississippi River, with bluffs overlooking the mighty waterway.

Winona is situated alongside the Mississippi River, with bluffs overlooking the mighty waterway.

6 Wisconsin cities ideal for a getaway

It’s sometimes easy to overlook some of the smaller spots that don’t get as much tourism buzz, but these six locations are ideal for a Wisconsin getaway.

It’s sometimes easy to overlook some of the smaller spots that don’t get as much tourism buzz, but these six locations are ideal for a Wisconsin getaway.

Travel along the coast of Lake Michigan

Across the water are many beautiful lake towns that could all be worthy of a trip.

Across the water are many beautiful lake towns that could all be worthy of a trip.

A quick detour to Middlebury, Indiana

While Das Dutchman Essenhaus is a bit out of the way, it’s worth making a stop there before crossing the Michigan border.

While Das Dutchman Essenhaus is a bit out of the way, it’s worth making a stop there before crossing the Michigan border.

48 Hours in Red Wing, Minnesota

Countless eagles, famous pottery and the world’s largest boot — plus more to explore in this Great River Road town.

Countless eagles, famous pottery and the world’s largest boot — plus more to explore in this Great River Road town.

48 hours in Holland, Michigan

This destination on the coast of Lake Michigan is infused with Dutch influence and history.

This destination on the coast of Lake Michigan is infused with Dutch influence and history.

Plant to bloom for first time in nearly 12 years at Olbrich

Corpse flowers bloom four to five times in their 40-year lifespan for 24 to 48 hours, and Madisionians could see this rare occurrence in the near future.

Corpse flowers bloom four to five times in their 40-year lifespan for 24 to 48 hours, and Madisionians could see this rare occurrence in the near future.

48 hours in Ottawa, Illinois

There’s more to this Starved Rock Country small town than meets the eye.

There’s more to this Starved Rock Country small town than meets the eye.

Hot List: 6 things to check out this April

A local coffee company, statement rings, gift box, polymer clay mushrooms, new eatery and durable, sustainable dress make up this month's list.

A local coffee company, statement rings, gift box, polymer clay mushrooms, new eatery and durable, sustainable dress are on this month's hot list.

AfribbeanBaby creates affordable African print kids' clothing to Madison

Starting as a project to make clothes for her daughter, AfribbeanBaby has grown into a community-funded business in the Progress Center for Black Women.

Starting as a project to make clothes for her daughter, AfribbeanBaby has grown into a community-funded business in the Progress Center for Black Women.