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Dane County

Oct 19, 2023

Dane County Receives $405,000 Grant to Expand Drug Treatment Court Program

The Dane County Department of Human Services received more than $400,000 in Federal grant funding to expand the county’s Drug Treatment Court Program,

Wisconsin ax maker
Mar 30, 2023

Wisconsin ax maker charged with threatening Gov. Evers strikes plea deal to lesser offense

Michael A. Yaker who has been known to carry an ax, believed he would be receiving the contract to build a park shelter at Scheidegger Forest County Park. After his bid was rejected he became involved in dispute with Dane County officials.

Dec 20, 2022

Dane County officials urge board to finish plans for jail consolidation project

Dane County’s executive and sheriff both urged the County Board to approve funding for a jail consolidation project before they miss the chance to bid for construction in the spring.

Aug 16, 2022

Court: Mask order didn’t violate shop’s free speech rights

Dane County health officials didn’t violate free speech protections when they cited a Middleton cafe for advertising itself as a “mask-free zone” during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 2, 2022

Prosecutor wants more evidence from Madison shooting

A prosecutor weighing charges in the shooting of a Black man during a violent arrest in Madison says he wants more evidence from investigators.

May 20, 2022

Judge gives Wisconsin GOP leader chance to avoid contempt

A judge on Thursday said the investigator hired by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to look into the 2020 election appears to have "gone rogue" and "run amok" in refusing to comply with the state's open-records law.

May 18, 2022

Wisconsin judge skeptical of election grant arguments

A judge on Tuesday voiced skepticism about a lawsuit challenging the legality of private grant money awarded to Madison to help run the 2020 election, calling some of the arguments "ridiculous," a "stretch" and "close to preposterous."

Apr 20, 2022

Milwaukee, Madison make mask mandate decisions

Milwaukee County will maintain a mask mandate for Milwaukee County Transit System riders and staff.

Aug 19, 2021

Conservatives ask justices to toss Dane County mask mandate

A conservative law firm asked the state Supreme Court to toss out Dane County's new mask mandate Wednesday, saying county health officials overstepped their authority. Public Health Madison and Dane County, the joint city-county health department, issued a requirement Tuesday that everyone older than 2 wear a mask indoors as a way of slowing COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant.

Aug 3, 2021

Legislative committee: UW System virus moves need our OK (UPDATE)

City and county employees in Madison and Dane County will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a move announced by leaders Tuesday as the coronavirus' delta variant is spreading around the country.

Jun 7, 2021

Dane County governments inch toward in-person meetings again

Local governments across Dane County are inching back toward in-person meetings as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes.

Kalvin Barrett
Apr 2, 2021

Kalvin Barrett to serve as new Dane County sheriff

Kalvin Barrett will serve as the new Dane County sheriff.


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