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Westport approves zoning change for Purple Cow organics

The Town of Westport approved a zoning change that will likely allow Purple Cow Organics to relocate to 5935 Hwy K.

June 2018

Misuse, high costs doom compost program

A seven-year pilot program designed to collect organic materials and deliver them to the area’s only biodigester is ending due to high costs.

June 2018

Klein’s Floral gets a makeover

Klein’s Floral, a 105-year-old family business at 3758 E. Washington Ave., recently unveiled its renovated facilities.

April 2018

Milk Marketing Board renamed

A rebranding initiative has resulted in a new name for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

April 2018

General Mills partners with local ag company

Midwestern BioAg, a Madison-based biological farming company founded by Gary Zimmer nearly 40 years ago, has caught the attention of food manufacturer General Mills.

April 2018

Quince & Apple acquires nut company

The owners of Madison-based Quince & Apple announced their acquisition of Milwaukee-based Treat Bake shop, which produces candied and spiced nuts.

March 2018

Night Market adds a night

Building on the success of last year, the Central Business Improvement District announced the addition of a fourth Madison Night Market to its summer slate.

February 2018

NASA extends local veggies-in-space program

Sierra Nevada Corp. has been awarded a contract from NASA for its Madison operation, formerly known as Orbitec, to continue a program to further develop a way for astronauts to grow and eat regular servings of fresh vegetables in space.

February 2018

State exports up 6%

Bolstered by a 71.1% jump in exports to Saudi Arabia that totaled $796 million and was largely related to military vehicles, Wisconsin’s exports increased 6% in 2017.

February 2018

Concession project begins at zoo

A $1.6 million construction project broke ground adjacent to the Henry Vilas Zoo’s Flamingo Exhibit that will add more restrooms featuring more handicap stalls, provide a family and breastfeeding area, and include a new concession area with outdoor seating.

February 2018
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