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Happy Friday, Madison!

Here's a fun fact to start your day: Madison apparently leads the nation in public toilets.

According to the Public Toilet Index, Madison has 35  public toilets per 100,000 people. Nationwide, the average is only eight public toilets per 100,000 people.

Madison also has dozens of lactation-friendly spaces open for public use (see a map here).

— Hayley

🖤 P.S. Happy new Fall Out Boy day to all who celebrate.


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🚘 Expect traffic around Alliant Energy Center today.

🗳️ Get familiar with the spring state-wide referendums.

  • The election is April 4. In addition to candidates, voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on three state-wide referendums.
  • Two of the questions surround cash bail and the other is a non-binding referendum on welfare work requirements.
  • Get familiar with the state-wide referendums with this helpful explainer from WPR.
  • In addition to the state-wide referendums, there are also county-wide and municipal referendums on the ballot. You can see what your ballot will look like here.

⚽️ Forward Madison's newest player is 16.

  • Feel old? The 'Mingos recently signed 16-year-old midfielder Tino Vasquez to an Academy Contract. This kind of contract allows younger players to "experience the senior team level of play at a young age, while maintaining college eligibility," according to the United Soccer League.
  • "Tino’s an exciting young player with a very high ceiling" Head Coach Matt Glaeser said in a statement. "We’re looking forward to having him in our environment and having him grow and develop here."


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🎸 The Summerfest lineup is here.

  • The lineup for the festival's 55th year include Zac Brown Band, Odesza, Imagine Dragons, and more. You can check out the full lineup here.
  • What's Summerfest? The annual music festival brings dozens of acts to Milwaukee. This year, the festival will span three weekends at the end of June and into July.

🚑 Saving lives with CPR.

  • Two off-duty Madison first responders are credited with saving the life of a jogger who collapsed near Lake Monona.
  • The two were passing by and spotted the man on the ground. They quickly determined the man had no pulse and began performing chest compressions until an ambulance arrived, according to an incident report
  • Take action: You can learn the same life-saving skills for free by attending a community CPR class hosted by the Madison Fire Department. There's one next week!

🥩 Your lunchtime read: ‘Normalize butter’: Into the mind, stomach of UW-Madison’s ‘Butter Dawg’.

- Via The Daily Cardinal: "Jack Turco, a UW-Madison senior and former Badger men's rower, has over 117,000 followers on TikTok and has generated controversy online with his radical diet consisting mostly of meat — both raw and cooked — and butter.”

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🎙️ Today on City Cast Madison

RIP Burrito Drive, Hello Deadly Monkey Virus and Big $ Enters Local Races

It’s the Friday news roundup and the whole City Cast Madison team is here. Bianca Martin, Dylan Brogan and Molly Stentz discuss the latest on big spending in our local Madison elections, ponder a deadly monkey virus that scientists say has the potential to spread to humans, and we deliver a eulogy for Burrito Drive.

🏦 Finances 101

This is a sponsored column from Bank of Sun Prairie.

Home equity loans 101: are they right for you?
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🐶 Friday Floof

We've made it through the week so here's your treat! Meet Clementine and Talkulah. These two cuties have their own line of greeting cards and love wearing costumes and having their picture taken (as illustrated above). When not hustling for their business, they enjoy snacking, grandma, napping, and going for walks.

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