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Black Earth Meats closes after 7 years in business

Village board continues action against meat shop for being ‘public nuisance'

Officials at Black Earth Meats announced on their Facebook page that Tuesday was their last slaughter and after July they will not be open for business.

Town calls for shooting range to close

Swan Lake Wildlife Area littered with shell casings, residents concerned with neighborhood safety

Pull into the parking lot of the Swan Lake Wildlife Area and you will find it to be littered with shell casings and a sign warning shooters of a nearby neighborhood to the east. The sign is now difficult to read. It is riddled with bullet holes.

Nine Madison ice rinks could close this year

Costs too high to maintain rinks

The city of Madison's budget makes cuts that some neighborhood leaders said would cut a frequently-used resource. Nine city ice rinks would close under Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed operating budget just two years after volunteers in some neighborhoods stepped up to cut the costs.

Nine Madison ice rinks could close this year

Costs too high to maintain rinks

The city of Madison's budget makes cuts that some neighborhood leaders said would cut a frequently-used resource. Nine city ice rinks would close under Mayor Paul Soglin's proposed operating budget just two years after volunteers in some neighborhoods stepped up to cut the costs.