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Tag Archives: Lake Mendota

Dane County embarks on ‘suck the muck’ project to clean up lakes

Some places are easier to vacuum than others. On Tuesday, Dane County announced a new project, deemed"suck the muck," which calls for spending $12 million to slurp up phosphorus from 33 miles of streams leading into Lake Mendota. Local officials say the work will remove 870,000 pounds of phosphorus from waterways. The chemical is commonly blamed for the algae blossoms that can foul waterways.

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Edgewater neighbors pitch fit over possible tent (access required)

By James Briggs After more than a year of debate surrounding the $98 million redevelopment of Madison‘s Edgewater Hotel, the last municipal hurdle for developer Hammes Co. came down to a mythical tent. Madison has approved an operating agreement, which ...

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