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What you need to know when building a home

Building a home can be an exciting experience – but it can also be a little stressful. To make sure you are prepared for what to expect when you start building a home, take a look at these tips.

Community wonders what's next for old GM plant

It's been almost a decade since the General Motors plant closed in Janesville, and now the community is wondering what's next for the property as GM and the United Auto Workers Union work toward a contract agreement.

Homeless search for new homes after new trespass law starts

While Madison Police have spent the last month letting the homeless population know they'd no longer be able to live in front of the City-County building starting today, Central District Captain Carl Gloede says he knows many individuals may not chose not to go to the legal places police direct them.

GEF1 building reopens to public after May fire

DCF, DWD to resume normal business hours Tuesday

The Department of Administration announced Thursday that the GEF1 office building will reopen to the public after a fire in May closed the building.

Madison residents honor Michael Brown with moment of silence

100 people participate in vigil downtown

Anger over the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old St. Louis teenager Michael Brown resonated in a crowd of more than 100 Madisonians taking part in the 2014 National Moment of Silence outside of the City County Building Thursday night.

Janesville community steps up to save historic chapel

Residents have been working since last year to save the Oak Hill Chapel

It will cost more than $250,000 to restore the century old Janesville chapel, but the group trying to save the building said they have no doubt they will reach their goal with the overwhelming support of the community.

GEF-1 fire damage estimated at $15M, up from $350K

Remediation, repair process on track to have employees in building by August

The Department of Administration said Thursday that a fire at a downtown office building is estimated to have caused $15 million, which is up from the original $350,000 estimate.

Parade of Homes seeing impact of increased home sales

Interest in home building has increased significantly in the past year

Builders say interest in new homes in the Madison area is building, which makes this year's Parade of Homes an important way to showcase their talents.

Fire could close state office building 8 weeks or more

DOA: Staff will be assigned long-term work locations by next Tuesday

The GEF-1 state office building will be closed for an extended period of time after a fire on the building's fourth floor caused damage last Friday morning, according to a Department of Administration release.

DNR offices reopen after flooding

Cold temperatures overnight caused a pipe to burst at a state agency in downtown Madison affecting six floors in the building, officials said.