County to contribute $600K to cleaning up waterways

3 communities will work to reduce pollution in lakes, river, conservancy

More than $600,000 in county funds will help pay for water pollution-reduction projects across local communities in Dane County, according to a release.

Heavy rains threaten Madison lakes with pollutants

Solution requires municipalities, residents to look for ways to reduce runoff

Within a two-hour period Tuesday night, 1 to 2 inches of rain fell on Madison streets. When storm sewers could no longer handle the volume, streets began to flood.

Tribe critical of mine has own pollution issues

Chairman: Problems are result of human error, poor reporting

Federal records show a Lake Superior Chippewa band critical about the possible environmental impact of a proposed iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin has its own pollution issues.