Sun Prairie's Jimmy the Groundhog saw his shadow and so did Punxsutawney Phil.
The sooner you start saving toward retirement, the better.
Happy Thursday, folks, Earlier this week, a familiar face got an upgrade in the Capitol building. The bust of Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette has been prominently displayed in the Capitol Rotunda for years but until recently, the statue bore only his name and nothing else. Now, there's a plaque
We're only a few weeks away from the primary election!
A Madison pizza shop is a fan favorite among Yelpers.
It was a big weekend for snow. Don't get caught on the wrong side of he road.
Trivia! Air guitar! More trivia! Crafts! Taylor Swift Drag Brunch!
There are so many kinds of savings accounts out there, so which one is best?
Our friends at City Cast Madison have some pretty big news.
What does a $209 a pound cheese taste like?
Brine of Tarth? Snow Pesci? Plowdy Doody? Cast your vote today.
Do you know what's on your ballot this spring?
Coke vs. Pepsi — Culver's has taken a new side.
Music for kids! Herbs for health! And so much more.
Latest Covid-19 data and resources for Madison, Wisconsin.
This weekend is set to be a busy one on the isthmus.
The City Council recently passed a hotly debated zoning update. Let's talk about it.
When our parents and grandparents started working, it was more common for people to retire with a generous company pension bolstered by Social Security payments. These days, preparing for retirement is more of a do-it-yourself proposition.
The last Roman Candle Pizza is closing next month.
We've leveled up again.
Stave off that cabin fever and those cold-weather blues with this list of winter activities.
The Women's March is coming to Madison and more stories you should know today. Morning update: Jan. 16
Board games! Trivia! Lectures! Cooking! Jazz!
Happy Friday the 13th! Here's your morning update.
Just for fun, we created a blended playlist on Spotify. It’s the best – and worst – of our personal Spotify libraries. Because we like you all so much, we’ve decided to bare our souls and share our playlist here. We hope you enjoy the music (and don’t judge
Mayoral candidates, Free Covid-19 treatment, and cleaning up after the holidays — here's your morning update for Thursday, Jan. 12.
Landmarks, new restaurants, and TikTok bans. Here's your morning update for Wednesday, Jan. 11
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We’ll be taking a break from newsletters until Jan. 9 to rest and recharge. Until then, happy holidays, happy new year, happy everything! This year has been a wild one, to say the least. Here's a look back on what your support allowed us to do in 2022: * We
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Here are some simple precautions you can take before you leave and while on a trip to reduce your risk of running into trouble.
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You did what???
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Plus a head's up on New Year's Eve events.
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Hi there, The annual Holiday Express Flower & Model Train Show is back at Olbrich Gardens! The large-scale model train exhibit is carnival themed this year (oooh). It's open daily through the end of the month, with the exception of Christmas Day. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6
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Tips to help you thrive.
What you need to know about trash collection, recycling and composting in winter.
If you’re in need of free winter clothes or would like to donate items, check out these community resources.
Your landlord has to meet certain expectations in the winter. Here's what you need to know.
Here’s what to do in the case of an emergency and tips for conserving energy and costs this winter.
Here's how to find out if you'll get a snow day.
Am I responsible for clearing my sidewalks? What about salt? We've got the answers.
When it comes to holiday spending, it’s easy to get carried away. After all, what could be more fun than vacationing, opening presents, and spending time with loved ones? That said, it’s essential to ensure you focus on the things that matter most rather than overspending on frivolities.
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Testing is increasingly detecting harmful PFAS chemicals.
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Seasonal concerts, smart presentations, and ugly sweaters.
Happy Friday! We had a great turnout last night for City Cast Madison’s launch party! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. I hope you all picked up stickers on the way out. For their second episode, the team talked with Sabrina Madison, the city’s newest alder, to learn
Gerrymandering continues to present a problem for Democrats and democracy in Wisconsin.
Officials investigate about 400 pregnant people a year for alleged ‘unborn child abuse’ under Act 292.
Happy December, y’all! Just so everybody knows, Hayley is fine! In fact, she’s better than fine. As part of her year-long journalism fellowship, she’s in Florida, where it’s expected to be a sunny 75 degrees today. She’ll be back next week! Until then, it’s
Good morning, Madison! Eight years ago, the State Journal published a crowd-sourced list of 100 things that define Madison. That list is now a bit outdated (former Mayor Paul Soglin’s mustache was item no. 2 on the list). So now the paper is seeking new suggestions from the public
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to dedicate pre-tax money to eligible health care and out-of-pocket costs for you, your spouse, and your dependents. Employers who offer this benefit will withhold a certain amount of money each paycheck, pre-tax, for your FSA account. The money accumulated in your FSA
Good morning, Madison! That podcast we’ve been teasing for months? It’s here! For their debut episode, the City Cast Madison team visited the Madison firefighters who operate the first-ever electric firetruck in use in the United States. The Nation’s First Electric Fire Truck Lives Here by City
Morning update: Monday, Nov. 28
ICYMI: Madison Minutes is partnering with City Cast to bring a daily podcast to Madison.
Interesting events happening this week in Madison, Wisconsin
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Winter holidays are coming up quick!
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So much to do!
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Hi there, We fell back an hour this morning thanks to Daylight Saving Time. Remember to set your clocks back an hour! (Or just resign to knowing that the clock on your oven is wrong for the next six months, which is my plan.) — Sam 🗳️The election is Tuesday! Are
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Right now, a cultivated hamburger costs $300,000 due to startup and research costs. But scientists and investors see a future when such food is affordable.
Morning update: Monday, Oct. 24
There's all sorts of fun stuff this week.
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Financial vocabulary is often opaque and difficult to understand for those who don’t have a professional or educational background in the field. But the fact is that many of the terms we so often hear thrown around in economic contexts are tied to our financial well-being. That’s why
Morning update: Wednesday, Oct. 18
The election is Nov. 8 and you probably have some questions.
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Wine + candy. Succulents. The Office trivia.
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Local events in Madison, Wisconsin Oct. 10-16
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Maintaining personal finances can be challenging for many of us. It takes a special kind of willpower — plus some specific knowledge — to understand how to keep spending under control, save money intelligently and set yourself up for financial health for years to come. Perhaps the most essential tool — and the
Morning update: Monday, Oct. 3
Dear reader, A hypothetical situation is before you. You pulled the short straw, and now you're the one responsible for making plans for a social gathering. The pressure is on! You've got to impress! But the weather is getting colder, and your summer go-to ideas might not work anymore. What
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Hi there, The list of fun fall resources keeps growing! Here's what we've got so far: * 9 fall drink specials to warm you up in the Madison area (Madison Magazine) * Fall Farms, Pumpkin Patches & Orchards (Madison Mom) * Madison-area farmers stands, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more (Madison Magazine) — Sam Pete
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And it may never be coming back.
Get smarter. Drink a beer. Watch a Pink Floyd laser show.
Here's what you need to know today.
In today’s digital age, it’s easier than ever for scammers to access personal information and trick unsuspecting consumers. These scams often tug on our heartstrings, appeal to our sense of responsibility, or bank on our desire to do the right thing. They can be hard to spot. Still,
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We're thrilled to announce our newest presenting sponsor. It's a Middleton-based medical startup.
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Hey, remember that survey we sent out a few weeks ago? Most of the questions were designed to inform our events coverage. Here are three takeaways from the results: 🎼 You have diverse interests. * The question: “Which kind of events are most interesting to you? Pick your top five.” * The results:
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A major emphasis of the work done there is giving students the opportunity to learn more about money, banking, and planning for the future.
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Saving for a home has always been challenging, and it’s only gotten more difficult in recent years.
And that’s why we’re not working right now.
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For the week of Aug 29-Sept 4.
Here's a map of places to pump across the isthmus.
Starting this month, Madison Minutes will publish financial wellness columns from the experts at Bank of Sun Prairie.
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Hi there, I hope you have a great week. You deserve it! Scroll to the end for a weird pigeon. - Sam Book Talk: The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War Monday | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock joins the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to
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When you say “Madison,” are you talking about the Town of Madison or the City of Madison? Because there’s a difference.
Morning update: Monday, Aug. 15
Hi there, The orange dots (🟠) are back! This symbol next to an event means that Tone Madison's team wrote the event blurb and recommends checking it out. Have a good week! - Sam Black Restaurant Week All week Celebrate the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine while you
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Everything you need to know about moving days in Madison
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Hello, Don't forget to vote on Tuesday (if you haven't done so already)! Click here for more information on how and where to vote. — Sam Madison Comedy Week All week | Multiple venues | Prices vary Over 100 comedians and 25+ local comedy events throughout town. The Moth Madison StorySlam: Happiness Monday
And we’re helping launch it.
Morning update: Friday, Aug. 5
We want to hear from you. As part of our ongoing coverage of the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, we've partnered with Tone Madison to produce a survey that will help us better understand and offer our readers a fuller picture of how the ruling is
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Here's where you can shop local across the isthmus
Morning update: Monday, Aug. 1
Some fun events to attend this week.
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Hi there, Here are three reasons why I'm excited about our new interactive events calendar: 📅 You can filter events by category, date, cost, and more. Looking for kid-friendly events? Live music? We have filters for that. 🔮 You can see the future. Wouldn't it be nice to have more than a
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Also, ice cream sundaes... on the water...
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Hey, that’s our logo! Right there on the window! Neat, huh? And so official.
Good Wednesday, Friends. I know we're a "local" newsletter but we absolutely need to talk about some recent intergalactic news. Have you all taken a minute to look at the new James Webb Space Telescope images? The images are truly jaw dropping. I spent much of Tuesday playing around with
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Events happening July 11-17
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Here's where abortion rights stand following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling protecting abortion rights, nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in protest. The rally was organized by Madison's Socialist Feminist Collective and featured speakers from Freedom Action Now, local politicians,
Morning Update: Monday, June 27
Events: June 27 - July 3
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Events happening June 20-26
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Hi there! Kujichagulia Center for Self Determination is hosting over 20 events for Juneteenth. The week of activities begins with a flag raising at the city county building on Monday. Check out the full schedule here. — Sam The Moth Madison Storyslam Monday | Show at 7:30 p.m. | High Noon
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Hi there! The team at Tone Madison dropped a couple of event descriptions in our roundup this week. Thanks, Tone! — Sam P.S. Tone got a new website last month. If you haven't already, maybe check it out? Aly & AJ Monday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Majestic | $28+ These
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Lakeside Cinema: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 9 p.m. Monday @ Memorial Union Terrace. Free. Film description from IMDb: "Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate 'Captain' Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are
Hello, dear reader! At the time this newsletter was sent, it was a balmy 80 degrees in Madison. Here are three fantastic resources to help you celebrate summer: * FESTIVALS! Wondering if your favorite festival is back on this summer? Check out the Isthmus' summer festival calendar. * PATIOS! This patio guide
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Hi there, I rounded up a bunch of fun stuff for ya. Enjoy! — Sam Multi-day * Brat Fest. Food, drinks, activites, music (lots of country). Friday-Sunday. * Best of the Midwest comedy showcase at Comedy on State. Established and up-and-coming comics from around the region. Thursday through Saturday. Monday, May 23 * Book
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Hi there! Here are two fun events that span a couple of days: * Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert with the Madison Symphony Orchestra at Overture. Saturday and Sunday. Movie plays but the music comes from a live symphony orchestra. Tickets start at $55. * Badger Bonsai Show
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☀️ Today's weather: Mostly sunny (!!!). High: 78° Low: 57° Good morning, Madison! Happy Monday, we’ve made it to another week, and a sunny one at that. We've got plenty of ground to cover this morning so let's just get right to it, shall we? — Hayley Correction: Last Friday’s email
Hi there! It's that time of year again! Friends and family of UW students will be flocking to town for graduation ceremonies this weekend (May 13 & 14). You can find all the details here. I hope you have a good week! 😊 — Sam Monday, May 9 * Open Mic with Andy Smith
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Hi there, The "on our radar" section is making a triumphant return to the newsletter this week. Due to the finite limits of time and space, I had to pause it for a while. But it's back now! Three cheers for being able to think more than one week ahead.
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The Dane County Farmer's Market is back at the Capitol Square starting this weekend! And don't forget this great Easter egg hunt roundup from Madison Mom. Have a good week! - Sam Monday, April 11 * Pundamonium, a pun slam, at High Noon Saloon. Show at 7 p.m. $7. * Open
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Today's weather: 🌧️ Cloudy and rainy. High: 53° Low: 38° Good morning, Madison! It's finally here. Election day. We've been talking about it for weeks by now, but do you have a plan to vote today? Before you head out into the world and do your civic duty, let's recap a
Morning Update: Monday, April 4
Hi there, Just so you know, the Flight of Lights drive-through light exhibit at the airport is open from 7:30-11:30 p.m. every night through the 17th. There are six main light displays, plus a bunch of other lights along the way. And it's free! I hope you
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Hi there, There are two things that I would like to share with you. 1. Easter egg hunt list. Shoutout to Madison Mom for creating the definitive guide to local easter egg hunts. 2. This super cool video of winter in Wisconsin. You might recognize Sam Li's name if you've
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Today's weather: ☁️ Cloudy and mild. High: 69° Low: 44° Welcome to Monday, Madison. If you watched last night's Badger basketball game, it's not such a happy Monday. Turnovers, poor shooting, and injuries led the third-seeded Badgers to fall 54-49 to the 11th-seeded Cyclones at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee Sunday. The
Hi there, The Madison Children’s Museum has expanded hours this week. On that note, I’d like to do a better job of finding kid-friendly events. What’s your favorite place to take your kids? Reply and let me know. I’ll add your suggestions to our list of
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Hi there, Looking for ways to support Ukraine? The Cap Times has created a running list of local businesses that are doing fundraisers. I hope you have a good week. 🙂 - Sam Monday, March 14 * Open Mic Comedy Night at The Bur Oak. 7-11 p.m. Free. * The Moth Madison
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Hi there, Once again, there's so much going on in town — both virtually and in-person! I hope everyone has a great week. 😊 - Sam Monday, March 7 * Pundamonium, a pun slam, at High Noon Saloon. Show at 7 p.m. $7. * Open Mic Comedy Night at The Bur Oak. 7-11
Good morning, Madison. It's officially Friday! I have a big weekend planned. And by that, I mean I'm going to the golden retriever meetup on Saturday. — Sam ⚖️ The Wisconsin Supreme Court has chosen Governor Evers' voting maps proposal. * The court voted 4-3 to select the proposal from Evers over those
Happy Thursday, Madison. As the situation in Ukraine continues to intensify, the ripple effects of war have begun creeping in at home. Most recently, local grocer Woodman’s Food Market announced it is pulling Russian vodka from its shelves. Kroger, the parent company of Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market,
Good morning, Madison! It's Wednesday, but not just any Wednesday. It's the first Wednesday of the month, and if you've lived in the Midwest for long enough you know what that means: sirens. Dane County will be testing its emergency sirens today and on the first Wednesday of every month
Today's weather: ⛅ Partly cloudy and mild. High: 44° Low: 28° Good morning, Madison! It feels like it's been ages since I've been in your inbox and I've missed you all. On this fine Tuesday, let us briefly travel back to 1976 when the goddess commonly known as Joni Mitchell graced
Good morning, Madison! And just like that, February is basically gone. Oh how time flies when you're writing an email newsletter. Have a good week, — Sam 🏠 Oh great, the rent’s going up again! * Average rents in the Madison area increased nearly 8% over the last two years, the Cap
Hi there, Every week, I try to find between 30 and 60 events for you to consider checking out. I'm just one person, so there's no way I can get to everything. Instead, I try to focus on events that are unique and local. Bonus points for anything free! But
Good morning, Madison! Beware of the not-so-frozen lakes. Yes, I know we mentioned this yesterday. We’re not trying to nag, but the city just released details of another recent water rescue. Early Wednesday morning, crews rescued someone who had broken through the ice on Lake Monona, near the John
Good morning, Madison! Have y'all seen the piano on Lake Monona? To be honest, I don't know the full story behind it. Who put it there? Why? How...? The piano has reportedly been removed from the lake so we may never get all the answers. But sometimes, it's best not
Happy Wednesday, Madison! We've got some pretty big news to share this morning. Some folks have already made the discovery but we're happy to officially announce that you can now reply to our emails! We're stoked to open the door to new conversations with all of you. And of course
We are an email. And that's why it's so weird that, up until very recently, you haven't been able to directly respond our newsletters due to a technical glitch. If you did respond, your message would be sent to a black hole in the internet, never to be seen again.
Good morning, Madison. Happy twosday! Get it? Because it's 2/22/22. I try not to use this space to talk about the weather because as Midwesterners, it's literally all we do. But it is important to note that Madison is essentially covered in a layer of ice today. A
Good morning, Madison! If at any point over the weekend you found yourself wondering "WTF is a squall?" You're not alone. A snow squall warning was issued Friday evening in southeastern Wisconsin, sending many Madisonians scrambling to figure out what was actually going on. According to the National Weather Service,
Hi there, I spent the weekend catching up on all the articles I've bookmarked over the past couple of weeks. My favorite thing that I read was this Cap Times review of Botanist Social, a new gin bar on State Street. Apparently, they have over 60 different kinds of gin.
Good morning, Madison! In yesterday's newsletter, we wrote that incumbent school board president Ali Muldrow was "running for a seat unopposed." A reader wrote us to point out that David Blaska has launched a write-in campaign to challenge Muldrow. That's true! We wrote about his announcement on Tuesday. His name
Goooood morning, Madison. Welcome to Thursday. Wanna hear a piece of juicy gossip? Love him or hate him, Aaron Rodgers is — allegedly — single again. Gasp! The Green Bay quarterback has reportedly split up with his now-former fiance and Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley. The two started dating in 2020
Good morning, Madison! Welcome to Wednesday. Yesterday we celebrated local legend Chris Farley's birthday and in the editing process, a crucial piece of information on the comedian got cut. But reader, I believe you deserve to know all of the fun facts we have access to. So, what got cut?
Happy Tuesday, Madison! Today isn't any ordinary Tuesday. Today is the birthday of Madison's favorite son, Chris Farley. For those who don't know, Farley was an American actor and comedian born in Madison and made famous on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. (He studied theatre and communications at Marquette
💖 Happy Valentines Day, Madison! It's Monday, but we don't have to talk about that. Did you catch the Big Game yesterday? The Los Angeles Rams bested the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56. If you were just in it for the commercials, I respect that. Personally, I spent the evening
Hi there, Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Happy Valentine's Day! I've found over 50 events for your consideration this week, and I hope at least one of them sounds interesting to you. - Sam Monday, Feb. 14 * Embodied Carbon Emissions in Construction Materials: the Last Mile to Decarbonization. Dr. Bu Wang
Good morning, Madison. Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. On to the news! — Sam 🏫 East High School is rolling out student-led education on sexual violence following a series of walkouts earlier this school year. * Students walked out of class last fall to protest the way school leaders
Gooooood morning, Madison. Welcome to Thursday. Humor me for one moment as I talk about cryptocurrency and NFTs. The U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday announced the arrest of a husband and wife duo for allegedly conspiring to launder $4.5 billion in stolen cryptocurrency. The DOJ seized 94,000
Happy Wednesday, Madison! Love is in the air, or so I'm told. The world of dating and intimacy in the age of Covid-19 is a strange place (not to mention the fact that dating in Madison is its own kind of weird). But in entering year three of this global
Good morning, Madison! It's Tuesday. Do you know where your green toy soldiers are? Tiny toy soldiers have been popping up around UW-Madison's Science Hall. Officially, no one is sure why. Unofficially, it's likely the product of an internet trend called Green Dawn, the Cap Times reports. The mission is
Good morning, Madison! Welcome to Monday. Here's a little trivia nugget to start off your week: Today is the birthday of one of Wisconsin's most famous authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder is most known for her "Little House" children's book series, which was based on her childhood experiences and set
Hi there! Do you have a special someone(s) in your life? Well, I don’t, but it's like, totally fine! I’m happy for you. That’s why I took some time to find Valentine's-themed events for you. They're sprinkled throughout the post and marked with a heart emoji.
Good morning, Madison! I simply cannot resist having a little bit of fun on Fridays. We're a fun email! This is a cool email! We're not like all those other emails you get... 😜 — Sam 📍Redistricting triggered by the latest census is causing a big switcheroo on the Madison city council.
Good morning, Madison! Sun Prairie's Jimmy the Groundhog couldn't see his shadow yesterday, indicating spring is around the corner. But famed groundhog weather predictor Punxsutawney Phil said otherwise. So is spring on the way or will we have six more weeks of winter? Your guess is as good as the
Good morning, Madison! Happy Wednesday. I hope everyone got a chance to enjoy the taste of spring weather we got yesterday because the rest of the week is about to get real cold, real quick. On this fine Wednesday, I have a favor to ask. We've been sending out the
Today's weather: ☁️ Cloudy and mild. High: 40° Low: 10° Good morning, Madison. Happy Tuesday, happy Lunar New Year, and happy Black History Month! Yesterday, a reader reached out to us wondering where they could pick up free N95 masks courtesy of the Biden administration. If you'll recall, the federal government
Happy Monday, Madison! I'm apparently in my Garfield Era because I am feeling particularly "meh" about this day of the week. The one thing getting me through this morning, however, is Willam Defoe's embarrassing attempt to "speak Wisconsin" on the latest "Saturday Night Live." I'll let you watch the clip
Hi there! We've got a few dozen events for you to check out this week. As a reminder, you can share events with us using this form. We'd love to hear about any and all local events. Have a good week, — Sam Multi-day * Raanan Hershberg at Comedy on State. Shows
Good morning, Madison. Typing weather updates has been feeling pretty repetitive recently. Spoiler alert, folks: it's cold outside. Are you new here? We saw a big bump in newsletter signups recently. My co-founder Hayley gave our new friends a warm welcome yesterday, but I wanted to add one more thing.
Goooood morning, Madison. It’s Thursday and we’ve welcomed a decent amount of new subscribers this week so I figured now is probably a good time for some (re)introductions. If you’ve been a subscriber for a while or know us personally (hi, mom!) feel free to jump
Good morning, Madison. It's Wednesday. When we first introduced ourselves to you, we promised you three things. The first being "we will always tell the truth. We will tell you the facts, in context, as best we can. If we make a mistake, we will promptly correct it." Yesterday I
Happy Tuesday, Madison! Did you catch our live interview with two of UW-Madison's top student journalists last night? Madison Minutes' own Sam Hoisington sat down with Addison Lathers of The Daily Cardinal and Erin Gretzinger of The Badger Herald to talk about what campus stories we should all be watching
Meet Madison's newest celebrity Good morning, Madison! For better or worse, welcome to Monday. Have y'all met Madison's newest micro-celebrity? If not, let me introduce you to the snowy owl who's taken up residence near John Nolen Drive and in the hearts of Madisonians everywhere. Given the bird's territory, some
Hi there! It's Winter Restaurant Week, which means a bunch of local restaurants are offering special deals and deep discounts. Here's the list of places that are open for takeout orders. Have a good week! — Sam Multi-day * Winter Restaurant Week through Friday. * Jackie Kashian at Comedy on State. Shows Thursday
Good morning, Madison! We have a couple of news blurbs about the UW in the newsletter today. Turns out, the major research university located here in town is a pretty big deal! That's why I'm excited for my interview with both UW-Madison student newspaper editors on Monday. In addition to
Good morning, Madison! Anyone else feel like they blinked and now suddenly it's Thursday? Welcome to Thursday, friends. If you've ever taken a tour of the State Capitol Building (highly recommend if not), you might recall a badger statue displayed outside the governor's office. Made from melted-down cannons seized from
Happy Wednesday, Madison! Get ready to bundle up because it's going to be cold today and — so sorry to be the bearer of bad news — even colder in the coming days. Now that the bad news is out of the way, let's dig into the rest of the day's stories.
Good Morning, Madison! And happy Tuesday. A bit of national news to start the day: Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. The Biden Administration announced last week that all Americans can request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household. The Wisconsin Examiner writes the
Good Morning, Madison! Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a chance to relax and refresh over the weekend. I spent mine watching horror movies, which I know isn't everyone's version of relaxation but, to each their own (if anyone has recommendations, my inbox is always open!). Today is Martin Luther
Hi there! I hope you're looking forward to the week ahead. I've rounded up about 45 events for you. If you're going to something in-person this week, be sure to double-check event websites before heading out. A lot of organizers are shifting plans due to the unprecedented spike in Covid-19
Good Morning, Madison! I love this suggestion from A Room of One's Own. "Bored? Depressed? Looking to perk yourself up?," the bookstore wrote on Twitter. "I am leaving good reviews for all my favorite local small businesses in Madison. I'm a little elf cheerleader throwing confetti at all my faves.
Good Morning, Madison! It's Thursday. Happy Thursday. Here's a little history lesson for your morning: On this day in 1922, WHA radio came to be. You might be asking "WTF is WHA?" Well, today you probably know the station better as Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR long pre-dates the creation of
Good Morning, Madison! Happy Wednesday. It's the middle of the week and we've got a lot of news to cover so let's just jump right in, shall we? — Hayley 😷 The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will begin distributing free KN95 and N95 masks today. * If you'll recall: Earlier
Good Morning, Madison! It's Tuesday. Have you taken an at-home COVID-19 test recently? If so, Public Health Madison and Dane County wants to remind you to report any positive test results. Positive PCR tests are automatically reported but it's on you to report positive results from rapid tests. PHMDC says
Good Morning, Madison. Happy Monday, folks. We've made it to another week, congratulations. Though on this cold, cold Monday, it might not be a bad idea to curl up at home and pretend it's still Sunday — wind chill values will range from -5 to -20 across southern Wisconsin. Brr!! Stay
Hi there! Our Covid-19 case numbers keep going up, and many event organizers have moved their events to a virtual or hybrid format. For your convenience, I’ve bolded “virtual” in all the event listings this week. Be sure to double-check event websites before heading to anything in person this
Good Morning, Madison! We've been breaking records recently — and not in a good way. Wisconsin just recorded its highest number of new cases again. In light of recent developments, we're renewing our commitment to making sure you have the information — and context — you need every day. Starting next week, we'll
Good Morning, Madison! It's Thursday. Where the h*ck did the week go? For the second day in a row, Wisconsin has set a new record for single-day confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to information from the state Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin recorded 10,288 new cases Tuesday. That
Happy Wednesday, y'all. Do you still need a COVID-19 booster? Well, you're in luck. Public Health Madison and Dane County announced Tuesday several mobile vaccine clinics will be popping up around Dane County in the coming weeks. Locations range from the Waunakee Public Library to the Hmong Legacy Market on
Good morning, Madison! It's Tuesday, when was the last time you washed your cloth masks? Here's your reminder to do just that. While waiting for those to dry, it might be time to consider upping your mask game. Wisconsin recently hit a terrifying milestone and recorded its 1,000,000th
Today's weather: 🥶 Cold. So cold. High: 21° Low: 3° Good morning, Madison, and welcome to 2022! Happy Monday, y'all. We've officially made it to the new year and I'm so excited to kick it off with all of you. It's been nice to unplug and take a break from life's
Hi there! It brings me no pleasure to report that Covid-19 cases recently hit an all-time high in Dane County. Thankfully, we're one of the most vaccinated counties in America. But the spike is prompting people to rethink existing plans and procedures. In just one example, downtown restaurant Lucille just
Good morning, Madison! Happy Friday to all, and happy Christmas Eve to all who celebrate. A quick reminder: No newsletter next week. We're on vacation! Hopefully, you will be too. It's crazy to think that we're about to close out another year. In many ways, 2021 seemed like a cruel
Good morning, Madison! Happy Thursday! I want to flag something that we recently added to our Covid-19 resources section. A lot of people don't know this, but you can request an at-home testing kit from the state. These are not rapid tests, so you'll need to ship your sample back
Good morning, Madison! It's Wednesday. We're almost through the week. Let's get right into the news today. — Hayley 🦠 Omicron is here and spreading. * Dane County reported its first case of the variant on Dec. 16. Now, the county has recorded as many as 150 cases of Omicron and that number
Happy Tuesday, Madison! Today is the winter solstice, AKA the shortest day of the year. Not sure how we've gotten this far into 2021 already (never mind that 2022 is right around the corner....) yet here we are. While you might only get to catch a sliver of daylight today,
Goooooood morning, Madison! A quick housekeeping note: Since Sam and I are both humans who enjoy activities other than work, we'll be taking next week off. What does that mean? After this week, no newsletter until 2022. (Sad!) This tends to be the time of the year when folks disconnect
Hi there! The local events scene slows waaaaay down during this part of the year, so we are spotlighting some of the seasonal shows, plays, and holiday activities that you still have time to check out. Happy holidays! - Sam Monday, Dec. 20 * Open Mic Comedy Night at the Bur
Good morning, Madison. We added quite a few new subscribers over the past few days, so I want to address the email replies issue again. For weird reasons, you can't reply to this email newsletter right now! To reach us, start a new message (or forward this one) and send
Good morning, Madison. Tonight, the city is hosting a public input meeting to vote on the final equipment that will go in the new all-inclusive playground coming to Warner Park in 2022. If you have thoughts, questions, or comments on what should be included in the park, now is the
Remembering a Madison LGBTQ pioneer Good morning, Madison! It's Wednesday. Happy Wednesday. Quick heads up: There's a high wind warning that will go into effect at 6 p.m. tonight. What does that mean? Well, according to the National Weather Service, we can expect to see Southwest winds 25 to
Good morning, Madison. In case you missed it, late last week, state health officials approved Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for 16- and 17-year-olds. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends teens 16 and older get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose
Happy Monday, Madison! Did everyone have a good weekend? Big shout out to everyone who stopped by the East Side Winter Market and Tone Madison's fundraising concert! It was amazing to see so many local artists, makers, and musicians doing what they do best and on top of that, I
Hi there! Ward off any Sunday scaries by checking out these event suggestions for the week ahead. Have a good week! - Sam Multi-day * Indigenous Winter Market at giige. Local and regional Indigenous artists, makers, and producers. Thursday and Friday. * UJAMAA Holiday Market. Saturday and Sunday. Shop Black-owned small businesses,
Good morning, Madison! The first significant winter storm of the season is coming to Wisconsin this weekend. I get into the details below, but the brunt of the storm will probably be to our north. How are we feeling about it, folks? 🗳️ Poll: Are you excited about the possibility of
Good morning, Madison! It's Thursday. What's up Thursday. If you're a cat person you'll want to read this next part. City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban cat declawing in Madison. The ordinance was introduced in September by Ald. Lindsay Lemmer, District 3, and garnered support from a number
Good morning, Madison! It's Wednesday and we've got a lot of news to cover so let's dive in. — Hayley 🏥 "We are full. Period." * Wisconsin hospital officials are sounding the alarm as the state faces another COVID-19 case surge. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the state's seven-day case
Good morning, Madison! When was the last time you went to the movie theater? Personally, I saw "Dune" in IMAX a little while back and it was pretty sick (though who wouldn't love Timothée Chalamet and Oscar Isaac as a father-son duo?). While people aren't going out to the movies
Omicron in Wisconsin Merry Monday, Madison! Remember that medallion hunt I told you about last week? Well, it only took two days for one Madisonian to crack the city's clues and find the prize. Peter Kirschmann found the 2021 Medallion Thursday, Dec. 2 during a lunchtime walk. "My friend Carrie
Hi there! This is the first post that features event selections from the Tone Madison team. Be on the lookout for this emoji: 🟠. That's your signal that Tone's team recommends checking the event out. Tone has been a friend to the newsletter since the very beginning, and we’re excited
Good morning, Madison! It's Thursday, it's December 2, it's Britney Spears' birthday. Happy birthday, Britney. In case you missed it, we announced to big news yesterday: We'll be partnering with the lovely people of Tone Madison on our events coverage. No one knows the ins and outs of Madison's music
Good morning, Madison! Some of the topics in today's newsletter are pretty heavy, but read all the way through for information on a fun popup bar and a picture of a cute cat. And, like we do every Friday, we dropped some event suggestions for the weekend at the very
Good morning, Madison! It's Wednesday, also it's December now, to which I say LOL WHAT. To make the move into the end of the year a little more exciting, the city has announced a medallion hunt in Madison's parks. The search is hosted by Madison Public Library's Storyteller-in-Residence program led
A special members-only update Hi everyone! It’s Sam. I’ve got a couple of exciting updates for you. Up first: we now have 65 paying members. Of course, that number might not mean much to a larger media organization. But to us, it means everything. When you decided to
Change reopens + Canterbury closing + COVID funding Happy Tuesday, Madison. Are you planning any outdoor getaways this winter season? Even in the cold months, Wisconsin nature has a lot to offer and campers can get their outdoor fixes now that the DNR has opened year-round camping reservations. You can make reservations
Big 10 winners, Axe losers, and everything in between Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison! Did ya miss me? I hope everyone had a relaxing and delicious weekend. After a few
Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Hi there! We took a break from our newsletter work on Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Did you miss us? We missed you. For the rest of
Today's weather: ⛅ Mostly cloudy. High: 51° Low: 31° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. Happy Wednesday, y'all. A quick reminder: No newsletter tomorrow or Friday! But if you find yourself with
Today's weather: ☀️ Mostly sunny. High: 44° Low: 24° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. Welcome to Tuesday. In case you missed it, the CDC has opened up access to COVID-19 booster
Today's weather: ☀️ Sunny and chilly. High: 33° Low: 20° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. One quick housekeeping note: There will be no newsletter this Thursday or Friday morning. (Don't worry,
Hi there! If you thought things in town were slowing down because of the holidays, think again! We have over 40 event suggestions for you to peruse. The events this week are a wonderful smorgasbord of live music, trivia, local shopping, races, and more. And of course, there's Thanksgiving itself.
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Today's Weather: ☁️ Cold and cloudy. High: 33° Low: 19° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Gooooood morning, Madison! It's Thursday and we've got a lot of news to cover so let's just dive right
Today's Weather: ☁️ Mostly cloudy. High: 51° Low: 27° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Happy Wednesday, Madison. A quick housekeeping note: You may be receiving this newsletter at a different time than you did
Today's Weather: Mostly cloudy. High: 48° Low: 24° Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. It's Tuesday, have you raked your lawn? Better yet, have you raked your curb? That's exactly what
You might need to move your car... Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. Here's a fun fact for your Monday morning: On this day in 1887, famed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. AD: Actors + Bible stories + The Plague = A comedy for the (dark) ages. In-person & streaming. 💧🦊🚢 Monday, Nov. 15 * Special Madison school board meeting to address safety after several fights
Marathon traffic + a new budget Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. I just checked the weather and was surprised to see we are expected to get a small amount of snow
BRT update + Nurses fight for union + Local magic Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. Happy Thursday and happy Veterans Day. From 6-10 a.m. the Hy-Vee on East Washington is offering
What's up at MMSD? Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. It's Wednesday, congrats to all of us for making it halfway through the week. Sometimes you just have to celebrate the
Dane county's budget + fights at school + Take Me Home Tuesday Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Happy Tuesday, Madison. On Monday, the Bucks became the first NBA champions to visit the White House in
Badger wins + Wisconsin losses + big cheese Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Goooooooood Monday, Madison! Did everyone remember to set their clocks back over the weekend? If not, it doesn't really matter since, what
Hello again! Looking for Friday plans? MMoCA's gallery night could be a good option for you. A lot of different galleries and other organizations around town are hosting artist talks and open houses. See the full list of participating organizations here. - Sam Multi-day * Startup Week. Monday through Sunday. Webinars,
Thoughts on high school football, Your Honor? Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Happy Friday. I'm already thinking about the next events post, which will be published Sunday. Do you know about something cool
Football drama + COVID updates + Old canoes Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison! It's Thursday, for everyone keeping score at home. Two scuba divers recently made a historic discovery sitting at the
Maps on maps on maps Happy Wednesday, Madison. Today is the first day of the city's Be Bright at Night Campaign, which aims to encourage safety among pedestrians and bikers and lower barriers to accessing bike lights. Pretty neat! This is the second year the city has run the campaign.
Goodbye Terrace chairs + hello Vel Phillips statue + Mask mandate Happy Tuesday, Madison. The beginning of November marks the celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The celebration spans multiple days and marks an occasion to remember and honor those who have passed on. Traditionally celebrated in
A whole new month Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison! It's Monday, and the start of a new month. Crazy how times flies. How was your Halloweekend? Despite the the University
Oooh lookie. Over 40 events happening this week. Hi there! Sharing is caring. You don't need to be an official event organizer to share event details with us. It's hard for us to stay on top of everything, so we could really use your help! - Sam Monday, Nov. 1
Redistricting + road closures Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison. Hayley is doing a live interview today. She’ll be chatting with members of Star 67, which is part of the lineup
A haunting campus story Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Gather 'round, kids because I'm about to tell you a terrifying tale that is — unfortunately — 100% true. The year is 1979. The place is
School board update + bike theft + non-stop flights Good morning Madison. Let's just dive right into today's stories! — Hayley 🎒 The Madison School Board said no more detentions for kids in 4k-5 grade. * The board unanimously approved a resolution to create a suspension moratorium for students in grades 4K-5. * For more: Scott
Election investigation deja vu Good morning, Madison. Have you ever dreamed of living in a world where the spooky and scary roam freely all year round? For one Madison couple, that fantasy is their reality. BJ and Eileen Winslow own and operate Dapper Cadaver, a specialty prop shop with a
Wolf hunt on hold Gooooood morning, Madison! It's officially Halloween week AND homecoming week for UW-Madison. If you're looking for things to do, we've got you covered! Sam really outdid himself in this week's events post, we've highlighted all the meetings, panels, concerts, and movie screenings (and more!) you could
All the events. All the music. All the scary movies. Hi there! Yes, Freakfest is cancelled this year. There's still a lot going on, though. Looking to celebrate a sober holiday? Check out the trivia event at the zoo on Friday. Looking for kid-friendly stuff? We've got you covered. Keep
Paisan's and popup shops Happy Friday, Madison! I hope you have a good day. You deserve it. By the way, it’s not too late to tell us about your events that are happening next week. I’ll check submissions again tomorrow morning. - Sam 🏠 Red Caboose and Movin' Out
New voting maps + doomed abortion bills + jail money Happy Thursday, Madison! Here's a feel-good story to start your morning off the right way. Allana Randall, a 2018 University of Wisconsin graduate, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma while living abroad in Taiwan in 2020. (I promise this gets happier.) She
Target on State St.?! In THIS economy?! Happy Wednesday, Madison! Love it or hate it, the new State Street Target is open for business. It's a smaller version of the big box store and part of a growing trend by the retailer to shoehorn itself into tighter, more densely populated
A case of friendly fire on State Street Happy Tuesday, Madison. Remember when we all become Bucks fans earlier this year? Well, everyone's favorite Milwaukee team (sorry, Brewers) will receive their championship rings tonight before kicking off their new season in a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. The pre-game ceremony
A weekend of protests Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison! Here's a historical fact to start off the week: On this day in 1967, club-wielding cops clashed with students protesting the
It's going to be a big week for people who love Halloween and/or learning stuff. Hi there! What are you looking forward to this week? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear about it. A suggestion for you: The Wisconsin Science Festival and the Wisconsin Book
CurderBurger + graduation rates Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Happy Friday, everyone! Be sure to check out the events at the bottom of the newsletter. There's a lot going on this weekend! - Sam
Why hundreds of students walked out of East High Good morning, Madison! Sources tell me that, believe it or not, today is Thursday. This means that tomorrow is the big day — Culver's CurderBurger day. A quick heads up, the first two stories in today's newsletter deal with matters of sexual
Where to get a COVID booster Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Happy Wednesday, friends. We've got a lot of news to cover this morning so let's just dive right in. — Hayley P.S.
Becky's leaving + workers striking + bears chillin' Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good Tuesday, Madison. It's hard to believe that Madison Minutes has only been around for six months. In a way, it feels
Monday in Madison Madison Minutes is a free daily morning newsletter. Sign up here to get the scoop on news and events in our community. Good morning, Madison! Last week we spent some time looking at the mayor's proposed 2022 operating budget, which includes $1.4 million to fund a
48 suggestions for the week ahead Hi there! We get questions from time to time about how we choose events for these posts, so I wanted to share a little bit about the process. * Every week, I check the websites of 46 primary sources (mostly event venues and local organizations)
Morning Update: Friday, Oct. 8, 2020
By Hayley Sperling When you say “Madison,” are you talking about the Town of Madison or the City of Madison? Because there’s a difference. There are in fact two Madisons in Dane County — but there won’t be for much longer. Soon, the town will be absorbed by the
Morning Update: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
Morning update: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021
New mask mandate, same old mask mandate Good morning, Madison! By now you may or may not have heard that the city has officially extended its indoor mask mandate through Nov. 5. Nothing in the mandate has changed, but here's a refresher: Everyone age 2 and older is required to
Morning Update: Monday, Oct. 4
How about a yarn shop hop? Food truck night? Open mic comedy? Hi there! I hope everyone finds something interesting in this week's events post. I've been sorting through the feedback we've gotten over the past couple of weeks, and there's a clear need for us to include more kid-friendly
A happy ending Good morning, Madison. Choose your own adventure: I [regret/am thrilled] to inform you that it is now October. I know you are [saddened/delighted] by the colder weather that awaits us. - Sam 🧾 Willy Street Co-op says it has “not been able to substantiate” allegations that
Curderburger is coming Happy Thursday, Madison! Last night the Madison School Board attempted to hold its planned public hearing on the renaming of James Madison Memorial High School. But of course, since we live in highly technological society, that comes with technical difficulties. The meeting was supposed to be a
Keeping up with the capitol Good morning, Madison! As you may or may not know, Madison Minutes is a two-person show: myself, and co-founder Sam Hoisington. We have no parent organization, no venture capitalists behind us, and certainly no trust funds (though one can always dream). Nope, just the two
Good morning, Madison! It's Tuesday, but more than that, it's National Voter Registration Day. In celebration, the Madison City Clerk’s Office and partner organizations are hosting voter registration drives across town today. Two "community hubs" — one at United Way of Dane County’s parking lot at 2059 Atwood Ave.
Keeping score of Wisconsin sports Good morning, Madison! It's Monday, and I'd bet that more than a handful of y'all are waking up with a Packers-induced hangover. Some game, huh. We've got the details on that and more this morning, so let's get to it. — Hayley 🏈 Your Wisconsin sports roundup
So many options! Hi there! I can already tell that October is going to be a big month for “Hocus Pocus” screenings. I’m going to keep a running tally and see how many screenings there are by the end of the month. One thing we’re still working through
When to expect those fall colors Good morning, Madison. It's fall, which means it's time to share one of the best Onion articles ever produced: Mr. Autumn Man Walking Down Street With Cup Of Coffee, Wearing Sweater Over Plaid Collared Shirt Enjoy your weekend! - Sam 🕺 There’s some confusion
What's up in City Council? Good morning, Madison! Happy Thursday, friends. We're almost through another week. But first, we've got lots of news to get into. — Hayley 🏢 The latest from City Council. * COVID-19 relief: On Tuesday, the council voted to accept another $6.1 million for additional emergency rental assistance
To the wolves Good morning, Madison. It's Wednesday, my friends. Have you ever thought to yourself "Wow, I wish I could drink a beer that has such a high alcohol content that it's illegal in 15 states"? If you said yes, Samuel Adams has a treat for you. The Boston
Where do we put Wonder Bar? Good morning, Madison! Happy Tuesday to all who celebrate. Let's jump right into the news today. — Hayley 🦠 Rebecca Kleefisch tested positive for covid-19. * The former lieutenant governor tested positive on Friday. Her spokesperson told the State Journal that she was likely exposed "while at
RIP Freakfest & congrats to the class of 2020 Merry Monday, Madison! Here's a big ol' national story to start your week: Pfizer announced this morning that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children 5 to 11 years old. This is huge. Why? Because according to the New York
Planning for the week ahead... Hi there! Would you mind participating in our poll one last time? Yes, even if you did it before. 😊 This is just the 5th time we've sent a standalone events post, so we're still refining our process. Thanks! - Sam Multi-day * Fall Restaurant Week through
7 things you should know for Friday Good morning, Madison! Friday is my favorite day of the week. Why? Because I get to email all of you. I used to do this every day before Hayley came on board. Now, I focus on administrative stuff most days. There's a lot
Schools in session, so is COVID Good morning, Madison! For anyone keeping track, it's Thursday. If there are still people in your circles who need to get a COVID-19 vaccine, this Saturday would be the perfect day to do it. Why? It's International Red Panda Day and Henry Vilas Zoo
A glimpse inside Fort McCoy Good morning, Madison. Happy Wednesday! We've got a lot of news to get through today so lets dive right in, shall we? — Hayley 🇦🇫 Updates from Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy. * The Fort McCoy military base has not yet been made open to the press but
A members-only update Hi, Madison Minutes members! We’ve been keeping you updated via the members-only Facebook Group, but I wanted to summarize some of our recent work in an email, too. It’s been five months since we started Madison Minutes. Now that we have a solid email newsletter
iPhone updates, COVID costs, and more Good morning, Madison! I know this is *Madison* Minutes, but here's a quick national story that you may have missed but need to know. If you own any Apple products — specifically iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — you might be at risk of a major
It's here. Monday. Good morning, Madison! It's Monday and we've made it to a new week, but before we dive into today's news, we have a conclusion to last week's taco festival saga: it's canceled. Over. RIP. Breese Stevens Field made the announcement over the weekend, saying they "weren’t
Hi, everyone! I hope you're feeling ready for the week ahead. Would you mind participating in the poll at the bottom of this email? We're trying to make our events posts as useful as possible. Help us include more of what interests you! - Sam Multi-day * The Cap Times Idea
Mask mandate extended + a record number of pardons Good morning, Madison. It's been about three weeks since we moved our newsletter to Bulletin. It's been a mostly pleasant experience so far, but there's been one big bump in the road: our replies go a black hole. What do I mean?
The taco saga deepens... Good morning, Madison! Remember when we said maybe don't go to next week's Taco Fest at Breese Stevens Field? After catching wind of the questionable and nefarious practices that have occurred at other festivals put on by the same events company across the country, Breese is
Good morning, Madison! We're halfway through the week. Today we're talking about everything from booze, to felonies, to sports, to fashion, and more! Read on to get in the know. — Hayley 🍻 Y'all been drinking? Tax data says yes. * Alcohol taxes collected in Wisconsin jumped nearly 17% in the last fiscal
Good morning, Madison! Yesterday we published two original stories: * 5 ways to help renters facing eviction in Dane County * Worried about being evicted in Dane County? Start here. Below are some highlights from the first story we think are important for everyone. Donate. The Tenant Resource Center, Freedom Inc., Urban
Good morning, Madison. Happy Labor Day! Please be extra nice to those who don't have the day off, the world can be a cruel place. Now, on to the news. — Hayley 😷 COVID-19 cases are surging across the state and hospitals are stressed. * According to PBS Wisconsin, the wave of COVID-19
Now that the Supreme Court has ended a federal eviction moratorium, know the basics and the available resources. This article is intended to help people who are afraid they may be evicted from their homes for nonpayment of rent. If you are not experiencing housing insecurity, but wish to help
Where to begin as the country faces a possible wave of evictions. This article is intended to share ways that people can help those facing eviction. If you are worried that you may be evicted yourself, read our companion article here. There are several reasons renters get evicted. The most
Shrek is love. Shrek is life. And the iconic Shrekfest is this week. - Sam Multi-day * The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. Thursday through Saturday. Virtual. Classes, vendors, contests. Free. * Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Friday through Sunday in Jefferson. Vendors, quilt raffle, sheep shows, art classes, newborn lambs. $10 for
Good morning, Madison! The Covid-19 stats are back! Scroll to the bottom to see what I'm talking about. Hope you have a good weekend! - Sam 🏡 Wondering how you can help Afghan refugees? * The Wisconsin Department of Children and families has compiled a "how to help" page on its website.
Good morning, Madison! Happy Thursday, y'all. We're almost to the weekend but before we get there, there's a lot of news to talk about. So let's get right to it. — Hayley 😷 Mask up, kiddos. * Madison Metropolitan School District announced that students and staff in elementary and middle school must wear
Good morning, Madison! It's September. How did we get here? Does time mean anything anymore? Do we care? I digress. Last week, Sam went on a fun lil' reporting trip to The Boneyard and made some furry friends along the way. It may or may not be exactly what it
Good morning, Madison! It's Tuesday and we've got a lot of news to talk about so let's get to it. — Hayley 💉 Madison public schools are one step closer to a vaccine mandate for staff. * Last night, the School Board unanimously approved a resolution directing district officials to create a staff
How to prepare for move-in week Good Morning, Madison. It's Monday and the second day of UW-Madison's official move-in week. From Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, more than 8,000 Badgers will move their lives into university dorms and wreak havoc on the city's already-scary traffic system. If you don't
Correction 8/31: We originally listed the Badger football game and related festivities under the wrong day. They are on Saturday. Badger football is back! If that's your thing, scroll down to Saturday to see some tailgating options. And if that's not your thing, we have 37 other suggestions for
Good morning, Madison! And happy Friday. It's been a long time since I've written a Friday newsletter and honestly, there's a lot of news today. Let's jump right in. — Hayley P.S. How are you liking the new look? Don't forget that we respond to all of your emails, so
Good morning, Madison! It's been a few days since I've had the chance to grace your inboxes and I'm so excited to be back. Big thanks to Sam who covered everything so smoothly while I was on vacation. Today marks my first time sending our beloved Madison Minutes via our
An academic interest in shrooms Good Morning, Madison. I keep forgetting to say something, but you can expect Covid-19 vaccination stats to make their way back to the newsletter soon. I've been talking to a few public health experts about how we can improve that section. There's a lot of
Good Morning, Madison. Just as a quick reminder, due to our new email platform: ❌ Don't reply to this email. We won't get your reply if you do. If you reply to the emails we send through Bulletin (our new email platform) they go to a strange black hole. I'm sure
Wait... are these lasers for kids? Good morning, Madison. Things are going to look different today. Feel free to let us know what you think by emailing email@example.com. Let's get to the news, but first I need to tell you about a quirk with our new email platform.
Woah woah woah. What is Madison Minutes doing in my inbox on Sunday? Good question, reader. A while back, we asked you when you start making your weekend plans. The majority of you said you think about your plans early in the week. With that in mind, we're making a
Good morning, Madison! I just drew the winners for our gift card giveaway. Later this morning, I’ll be reaching out to the 75 people who won with details on how to claim their Madison Originals gift cards. - Sam 🏘️ Afghan refugees could be resettled in the Madison area. The