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Tax-increment financing is a key economic-development tool for cities in Wisconsin, but the way it works is not well understood by the general public, says Laura Trotter, executive director of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.

The Common Council last week voted to waive an environmental assessment and instead close on the purchase of the MillFab property on the Yahara River before the end of the year.

A bike lane on Kings Lynn Road – that some residents have complained leads nowhere – will remain in place after the council voted unanimously last week to keep it, along with restricted parking where the lane exists.



While marquee events like Syttende Mai and Victorian Holiday might be the first to come to mind when thinking of Stoughton’s biggest attractions, Destination Stoughton lives up to its name by offering an array of shopping, entertainment and educational opportunities to both residents and visitors.


The steady, slow enrollment decline continues at the Stoughton Area School District. Numbers released last month by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have the district’s 2016-17 o…


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