Scam artist thwarted by quick-thinking Madison woman

Someone pretending to be "Officer Richard Parker" from the Internal Revenue Service called a Madison woman Thursday morning, claiming she was facing a large fine for an error on past taxes, according to a police report. 

Regulators OK MG&E rate increase

Electric increase is largest in a decade

Despite one of the three state regulators dissenting Wednesday, a request from an area utility to raise electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers was approved shortly after noon.

Brat Fest church service draws hundreds

Organizer says positive reception could mean return of service next year

Brat Fest introduced a new element to this year's festival, allowing the first-ever worship service to take place on a stage designated especially for Christian music.