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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL:Wealth Management

Retaining a competent financial advisor

When making decisions about your assets and financial future, there’s no substitute for retaining a competent financial advisor who understands your unique circumstances. These four Madison-area professionals offer their insights.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL: Navigating Financial and Business Changes: It's More than Money

Financial decisions are not only about money.

Most financial and business decisions are not only about money; they involve a complex mix of financial and family considerations, legal and ethical questions, plus human emotion. Answers are seldom simple, and the guidance of capable professionals can be invaluable. Here, three of Madison’s financial and legal professionals discuss turning points that many individuals and business owners may face.

11 Monroe businesses hit with counterfeit $100 bills

Police investigate whether incidents are connected to others in area

Eleven businesses in Monroe were victims of people passing apparently counterfeit $100 bills, according to a release from the Monroe Police Department.

Group in Delavan claims $1 million lottery prize

Coworkers at Walworth County factory claim $1 million lottery prize

According to a release, a group of 21 coworkers from Pentair in Delavan have claimed a $1 million Mega Millions ticket, purchased on Oct. 17.

Salvation Army struggles to keep up donations

Trend leads bell ringers to have card readers on hand for donors without cash

The Salvation Army relies on kettle donations to help sustain its programs throughout the year, but after falling short last year, the organization is hoping that utilizing technology will help boost donations.

Portage considers tax for new city trails

Mayor proposes $4 million plan for 65 miles of bike and walking trails

The proposal in the city of Portage would create new bike and walking paths throughout the community, looping around the city.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

John Deere celebrates lawn tractor's 50th birthday

John Deere marks 50th anniversary of lawn-and-garden tractor with celebration in Wisconsin

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Horicon this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere lawn-and-garden tractor.

Madison Children's Museum asks for donations

Directors: without more money, museum unable to meet community needs

Madison Children's Museum is warning parents this week that without support, it will no longer be able to meet the needs of the community.

Lower gas prices mean more spending money

Gas prices are below $3 nationally for the first time since 2010

According to AAA, gas prices across the country are the lowest they've been for 44 months.  In Madison, AAA data shows gas averages $3.16 a gallon, about 15 cents cheaper than this time last year.

Police: Madison woman almost conned out of $2K

Woman pretends to be someone else to con money out of friend

According to a police report, a 72-year-old Madison woman, nearly lost $2,000 to a scam artist Thursday, but was able to cancel a Western Union transaction at the last second.

UW band to miss football team's Texas kickoff

Band program doesn't have money to send band to big game

The University of Wisconsin Badgers first football game of the season will be a very big stage in front of a nationally televised audience against SEC powerhouse Louisiana State University. But while the football team and the Badgers' nation of fans will be there, the band will not.

Republicans attack Burke's stand on outside money

Burke spokesman says she's playing by same rules as Walker

The state Republican Party is accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke of being a hypocrite for saying she wants to outlaw campaign donations from outside Wisconsin.

Grandparent scams spike for spring break

Callers target seniors, ask for money to be wired overseas

Sitting in a booth, ready for her Tuesday night dinner tradition at Avenue Bar, Amy didn't want to share her last name. What she was willing to share is her story, and that might explain why she was hesitant to divulge too much information.