Getting away from it all

As the nation continues to lose wilderness area, a national project seeks to identify every state’s remotest locale. Liz Merfeld went looking for Dane County’s distant spot, but found it just a little too crowded.

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News Analysis: ​The great snipe hunt

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker signed a law in 2013 to make it easier to open an iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. But there is still no mine. It was a costly mistake at a time the state needed to take real action to spur the economy. more »

Nov 19, 2015 5:00 AM News

​Missed connections

The jobs skills gap is often blamed for Wisconsin lagging behind the rest of the Midwest in economic growth. But a new study finds that politicians and educators don’t understand what skills employers are actually looking for. more »

Nov 19, 2015 5:00 AM News

Proposal to change park fee system irks festival organizers

Madison has been known for its neighborhood music festivals for decades, but as events grow and expand some neighbors have complained about the noise. Now the city proposes new sound restrictions, fees on festivals. more »

Nov 17, 2015 5:46 PM News 4 Comments


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