A story about the effect of flooding and the difficulty of containing it in the area around Lake Barney has won an award from a national newspaper association.

Fitchburg police are investigating two separate incidents of shots fired over the past three days, including one where bullets entered parked cars and an apartment building.


Going into the Tuesday, June 23, Common Council meeting, city clerk Tracy Oldenburg planned to ask alders to vote down a request she had made two weeks before.


City of Fitchburg buildings and facilities are expected to open the first Monday in July, including a popular splash pad.

Businesses will be able to operate at 50% capacity, and playgrounds and splash pads will be allowed to open as the county enters Phase 2 of its Forward Dane plan Monday, June 15.

The council postponed a vote to combine all four voting wards into one for the Tuesday, Aug. 11, primary election.

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