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Grape harvesting season underway at vineyards Video included

Grapes have been working hard all summer to get to their peak ripeness during the 2014 harvesting season. 
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Drivers, expect delays heading to Lambeau

We've got you covered on what you need to know, heading to the Packers home opener. 
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Monona Public Library to celebrate milestone anniversary Video included

Monona Public Library celebrates 50 years with a fun celebration
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DeForest gears up for Yahara Riverfest Video included

DeForest will host its 5th annual Yahara Riverfest Saturday September 13 all afternoon. More>>

Taste of Fitchburg to benefit 4-C Video included

The Taste of Fitchburg is coming up this Saturday at McKee Farms Park.
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Madison Capitols to honor Bob Suter during upcoming season Video included

The Madison Capitols says it will pay tribute to hockey legend Bob Suter in some way during its upcoming season. More>>

Madison first responders team up for 9/11 blood drive Video included

Local first responders host the Never Forget Blood Drive in honor of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 
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Angie's List: Making the most of a mudroom Video included

Mudrooms are a great way to stay organized and can increase the value of your home while saving you money.
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Hundreds to participate in Madison, Janesville Walks to End Alzheimer's Video included

Hundreds of people in south central Wisconsin will Walk to End Alzheimer's this weekend and next. More>>

Street Pulse: A newspaper benefits Madison's homeless population Video included

The publication that started as a project for UW students has turned into a full-blown non-profit cooperative. 
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Paralyzed cat gets second chance Video included

Santa Fe (WKOW) -- A kitten, abandoned and found in a drain pipe with his legs paralyzed is making an amazing recovery.The cat is named Bruce Lee and just like his name sake he's a fighter.He was brought to a shelter in Santa Fe after being found paralyzed. Workers didn't want to give up on him, so they started cat physical therapy.Veterinarians at the Sante Fe Animal Shelter made a walker out of PVC piping. The kitten was strapped in, and used it like a walker to help strengthen his legs, an... More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Kick off fall colors with mums & asters Video included

The beginning of fall means a change of scenery, as leaves turn from green to reds and yellows and oranges. But trees aren't the only thing adding color to the outdoors this time of year. You can add some fresh color to your landscape with mums and asters. 
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WI Dairy News: Turning the herd into a hobby Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A retired dairy farmer in Loganville whittles a niche for himself in the dairy industry.When Phil Schroeder retired in 2008 for health reasons, he decided the loss was too much and started rebuilding his herd with wooden cows. Phil says, "My little cows are no problem. They never run out of feed, and they are very enjoyable, and I can talk to them, and it's fun creating them and designing them."His inspiration came when his daughter, Miriam, had twins. She grew up riding a h... More>>

Guys' Night Out focuses on men's mental health Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and with the death of Robin Williams the issue of suicide is making headlines.Dane County Human Services along with Safe Communities and MHA Wisconsin are hosting a free local "Guys' Night Out" to get a conversation going about men's mental healthand suicide prevention.Guys' Night Out is a free event and open to the public. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Coliseum Bar in Madison for a mid-week mental he... More>>

Isthmus hosts "Wurst Oktoberfest" this Friday Video included

The Isthmus Wurst Oktoberfest is Friday, September 12 at Madison's brand new Central Park and the theme is "Sausage, Beer, Polka!" More>>

Community gears up for Wauktoberfest Video included

WAUNAKEE (WKOW) -- An annual German celebration takes place this weekend with Wauktoberfest.The three day event in Waunakee starts Friday at 4:30 p.m. and goes until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. All proceeds for the event will be donated to local charities.To hear more about Wauktoberfest, click on the video above.Head to this website for times, location, and events. More>>

Spectator guide for IRONMAN Wisconsin Video included

IRONMAN Race Director Ryan Richards visited the WKOW studios Friday morning to give our viewers some insight into the best places to watch the race. More>>

Athlete overcomes challenges to participate in 2014 Wisconsin Ironman Video included

A former unlikely Ironman has trained for months to compete in this weekend's tough test of endurance.
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Door County, a spot to fulfill your fall foliage fix Video included

If you're considering a weekend trip this fall, you may want to head to Door County. 
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UPDATE: Cause of death ruled at Middleton Municipal Airport Video included

Police in Middleton release more information after a man is found dead at the Middleton Municipal Airport. More>>

Joey's Song raises money for epilepsy research in memory of young boy Video included

It's more than an amazing concert. It's a musical celebration in memory of a special little boy in hopes of helping other people like him. More>>

Angie's List: Subpar service Video included

A survey commissioned by Angie's List finds many homeowners are unhappy with contractors they've hired, so how do you deal with subpar service?
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Time for You: Event designed for people in their 40's and 50's Video included

MADISON (WKOW)--Just because you get older, that doesn't mean life has to get boring. Always Best Care Madison, in partnership with The East Side Club, Faith Living Center and Recover Health, is cosponsoring a free health and wellness fair for people who are in their 40's and 50's, and they're doing it in a fun, lighthearted way.The fair will take place tonight from 4 to 7pm at the East Side Club on Lake Monona.Participants will have access to area vendors, such as massages and chiropractic e... More>>

Madison Moms Blog connects families face to face with fun weekend event Video included

A Madison blog geared toward moms is connecting families face to face, as well as online. More>>

Baby gives thumbs up in ultrasound photo Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A baby who hasn't been born yet is already a viral sensation!The viral baby was captured flashing what looks like the thumbs up sign in an ultrasound picture taken last week.The parents told HLN that they're expecting twins, but don't know the sex of the babies yet.The babies are due in January. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Drying & Preserving Herbs Video included

Summer is coming to a close, but the season's flavors don't have to end. Keep the flavor of your garden alive all year long by picking and drying your herbs. More>>

WI Dairy News: A delicious family tradition Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin takes its dairy products seriously, so when a company that produces one of the state's favorite frozen treats reaches a milestone, it's something to celebrate. More>>

Tips on staying safe from hackers, in light of possible Home Depot security breach Video included

Money experts weigh in on how you can keep your information safe from hackers. 
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Dog Paddle this Sunday will raise money for Madison K-9 unit Video included

The Capital K-9s' biggest fundraiser is coming up this weekend. More>>

World tournament kicks off in Janesville Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- All eyes will be on Janesville next weekend as thousands of people gather for the World Water Ski Show Tournament.Tournament Chairman Duane Snow stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin Tuesday to talk about the event.Janesville hosts the International Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation's World Water Ski Tournament. The tournament features an all-star show ski team from the United States, Australia, China and Canada.It's estimated that the tournament helps bring in $4 million dollars f... More>>

10th Annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow event gears up Video included

This year marks the 10th Annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow event, which benefits The Rainbow Project, Inc. More>>

Volunteers needed for IRONMAN Wisconsin in Madison Video included

IRONMAN Wisconsin organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the race September 7.
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Fundraising event to benefit stabbing victim Video included

Hearts for Healing is an organization that is helping to raise money for the young Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times by her classmates in May. More>>

News crew saves kitten thrown from moving car Video included

News teams are always chasing stories, but one crew in Virginia went above and beyond this week to recuse an abandoned kitten. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Attracting hummingbirds to your garden Video included

Wildlife is a beautiful addition to any garden, especially when it comes to song birds. But not all birds are vocal; some prefer to hum. More>>

Young hero receives award after saving brother

An 8-year-old girl from Cameron was presented with an award for her quick-thinking in a scary situation. More>>

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