Unprecedented late summer rains led to record-high lake levels, flooded homes and more than $154 million in damage county-wide. Following the floods, county officials announced plans to fund more than $18 million in recovery initiatives and studies to prevent future flooding impacts. One of the key takeaways from the fall was that managing water flow in the Yahara Lakes is more important than managing levels of the lakes themselves when it comes to preventing future flooding. Among the strategies, one report identified sediment and weed removal and dam infrastructure improvements. A multi-year dredging campaign, which one common county official estimates will cost around $2 million, is a top priority for the city and will commence in select locations this summer.
The Daily Cardinal
The column below was first published by the Daily Cardinal on Monday Oct. 8, 1917. Wisconsin's game against Beloit was the first football game that the Badgers played at Camp Randall Stadium.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday it will be partnering with other campus departments in the nationwide “It’s On Us” sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign.
A currently unidentified individual called Dane County Dispatch around 7 p.m. Saturday saying he has a gun inside UW-Madison’s Helen C. White Library.
A UW-Madison student reported a sexual assault in a Southeast residence hall early Sunday morning, according to a Tuesday crime report sent to students by the UW-Madison Police Department.
Wisconsin and the greater Midwest are home to many of the country's biggest music festivals. SummerFest in Milwaukee, Electric Forest in the woods of Michigan and of course Lollapalozza in Chicago.