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Want to get paid to hang out with cats?! Sip & Purr, Milwaukee's new cat cafe, is hiring! They're looking for "the best of the best cat obsessed humans" to work part-time in the cat lounge. Responsibilities will include caring for adoptable cats, assisting and educating guests on cat behavior and cat care, handling adoption inquires and cleaning. Requirements include cat rescue, fostering or veterinary experience, a love of people and cats, as "caring for our cats and guests... [Read More]
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Students from nearly a dozen schools saw their way to victory over the weekend during the 2018 Lumberjack World Championships. Participants gathered at UW-Stevens Point to test their skills, competing in challenges such as log rolling, axe throwing, chopping and sawing. The challenges were meant to mimic situations lumberjacks face. "It's super cool having our friends and family and members of the community and the college come to support us," said Kelly Harkins, UW-Stevens Point. UW-Stevens Point... [Read More]
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The Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 22 tied the first-round playoff series with a 104-102 win over the Boston Celtics. Ahead of Sunday's game, some fans opted to pick up some new Bucks' gear to celebrate. "Me and three other people run the entire merchandise department - and this is our busiest time of the year," said Paul Lakoski, Bucks' merchandiser. Lakoski runs the Bucks Pro Shop. "This is our toughest part of the season. It's our busiest,... [Read More]
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The housing market in Milwaukee is getting a big boost, according to a new report. "We got some really good news this week," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Barrett said he's excited about the annual assessment of property values in Milwaukee. "Every single aldermanic district has seen an increase in assessed value," said Barrett. Approximately 150,000 assessment notices have been mailed out to property owners. "72 percent of homeowners will see an increase in the assessed value of... [Read More]
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An Oconomowoc boy lost his right arm after a tragic crash on Christmas Day 2017. Since the crash, the community has come together to help the boy recover. On Christmas Day 2017, Nathaniel Froemming's father lost control of the truck they were in and crashed, with Nathaniel taking most of the impact. "Nathaniel lost an arm in the accident. He's a warrior," said Heather Karenz, owner of The Hair District Salon and Spa in Oconomowoc. On Sunday, April... [Read More]
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Students enrolling in Madison College's Liberal Arts Transfer program can now choose from six areas of emphasis or pre-majors. The LAT program serves students who wish to earn an associate in arts (AA) or associate in science (AS) degree and/or who intend to transfer to a four-year university. The program provides students with an excellent foundation for continuing in higher education and there are agreements and pathways with many four-year institutions across the region.Pre-majors let students choose a curriculum tailored to support their future transfer goals. The following pre-majors provide a guided pathway with enough flexibility for broad major exploration... [Read More]
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Madison College President Jack Daniels and Gift Development Specialist Steve Goldberg were recently interviewed by In Business magazine about the human and economic impact of the new South campus. The new facility, planned for the corner of Park Street and Badger Road, will house certificate programs, courses required for degree programs, student support services and a STEM Academy for high school students. ... [Read More]
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Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are holding a Wisconsin man in a Friday night shooting. [Read More]
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On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, the environmental group "Earth Day Network" encouraged people to do their part to help end plastic pollution. Plastic litter affects plants, animals and humans, often interrupting sensitive ecosystems and killing wildlife. Experts say taking steps like buying a reusable water bottle or ditching plastic straws can help keep the problem from growing. Earth Day celebrations at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Sunday included collecting litter from the Lake Michigan shorelines. "With the... [Read More]
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Giannis Antetokounmpo anotó 27 puntos y remató el enceste de la ventaja a cinco segundos del final y los Bucks de Milwaukee vencieron el domingo 104-102 a los Celtics de Boston para empatar a dos triunfos por bando su serie de playoffs de primera ronda. Por Boston, Marcus Morris falló un intento mientras expiraba el reloj y bajo la intensa presión de Khris Middleton, para sellar el dramático triunfo de los Bucks. Segundos antes, Antetokounmpo se levantó por encima de Jayson Tatum para empujar con la mano izquierda el balón luego de que Malcolm Brogdon fallara una... [Read More]
Aaron Nagler speaks with Tom Silverstein about where the Packers stand at inside linebacker heading into the 2018 NFL draft. (April 22, 2018) [Read More]
Eighth in a 10-part NFL draft position-preview series looking at prospects who might be of interest to the Packers. Today: Edge rushers. [Read More]
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A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress. Bryan Steil, an attorney from Ryan's hometown of Janesville and a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, becomes the... [Read More]
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Republican Bryan Steil announced on Sunday, April 22 that he's running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan in Congress, becoming the frontrunner in the GOP primary. "I want to take our Wisconsin work ethic and my problem-solving experience to Washington's nonstop crisis factory," Steil told several dozen supporters gathered at Performance Micro Tool in Janesville. Steil has been a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents since 2016. He is a lawyer. Steil has been a... [Read More]
Columbus Police arrested two suspects Sunday morning in connection to a fatal shooting in Franklinton that left one man dead.SWAT officers arrested 28-year-old Scott Allen Salyer and 18-year-old Meagan M. Purks at a residence on West Mound and Woodbury Streets, on the city's southwest side, just after 9 a.m. The pair were charged with the murder of Larry Eugene Dayton, 59, who died the night before.Officers were called to a home on Wisconsin Avenue in... [Read More]
Synthetic weed tainted with rat poison has made its way to Milwaukee and it's been linked to at least three illnesses in the city in 24 hours. ... [Read More]
A veterans affairs hospital in Wisconsin is using nontraditional therapies for pain and mental health as officials continue to address problems with over-prescribing medication at the facility. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Tomah VA Medical Center is one of 18 veterans hospitals across the country launching the U.S. Department of Veterans... [Read More]
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A couple from the Village of Somers was forced to leave their home because of erosion from Lake Michigan. [Read More]
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A consultant will be paid up to $900,000 to conduct a two-year study at the University of Wisconsin to reclassify and set compensation for thousands of jobs. The Title and Total Compensation Study is collaboration between the UW-Madison and the UW System, The Capital Times reported . The two entities are splitting... [Read More]
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Authorities launched boats into the Mississippi River this morning, continuing a search of the river after receiving a report of a person who might have jumped the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge early... [Read More]
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