Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Hanrahan sentences Victor McKeavin, 32, to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting 31-year-old Derwin Hawkins in 2011 on Madison's south side.
Gov. Scott Walker tells Politico he's not ruling out a presidential bid in 2016 and does not commit to serving a full second term as governor, if reelected in 2014.
A Dane County jury convicts Chad Chritton of felony child neglect for starving and abusing his 15-year-old daughter.
Occupy Madison vacates campgrounds at Token Creek and moves to private land on Portage Road. City officials say the group can't stay and threaten fines. See Joe Tarr's story on page 5.
Gov. Walker tells NBC's Meet the Press that young people are more accepting of gay marriage and questions whether governments should be involved in the marriage business: "I mean, that would be an alternative, to say not have the government sanction marriage period, and leave that up to the churches and the synagogues and others to define that." Co-host Chris Matthews quickly shoots the argument down, pointing out that too many legal issues involve spousal rights.
UW-Madison announces that Rebecca Blank, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, has accepted an offer to be the next chancellor. The Board of Regents still has to confirm the hire on April 5, but that is expected to be a formality.
Gov. Walker tells reporters that, contrary to statements he made over the weekend, he is not focusing on a presidential run and still opposes gay marriage. Glad he cleared that up.
The Chippewa tribes set spring walleye spearing levels for its members so high that the state will be forced to restrict daily recreational limits to one fish per person at 197 northern lakes. Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp criticizes the tribe's decision and pledges to fight for the state's interest. Tom Maulson, chairman of the Lac du Flambeau band of the Chippewa, admits to the Wisconsin State Journal that the tribes resent the Legislature's recent actions - rewriting mining laws and legalizing wolf hunting - without involving them. "They never even considered the tribes."
A Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Walker has a 50% approval rating.
Jennifer Cheatham, who is set to take over as Madison school superintendent on April 1, submits an "entry plan" on the district's website, outlining her vision for the schools. She promises to tackle the achievement gap between white and minority students.
The Wisconsin Investment Board and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announce that they're creating a $30 million venture capital fund, 4490 Ventures, to invest in early-stage information technology companies. Each party will contribute $15 million.
Compiled, in part, from local media.