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New twist on traditional grilled cheese sandwich Video included

  1. Chances are you have your own twist on the traditional sandwich, but here's another great idea.

4-year-old boy with autism, diabetes needs help to purchase diabetic alert dog Video included

FORT ATKINSON (WKOW) -- A 4-year-old boy from Fort Atkinson, diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes and autism, can't alert his parents of changes in his sugar levels and he needs a diabetic alert dog to help. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Eliminating Creeping Charlie Video included

Nobody likes a creep! Especially one that's taking over your lawn. That's why most gardeners are trying to eliminate Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy. More>>

Awkward California art exhibit has ties to Madison Video included

First it was a blog. Then it became a book. Now it's a museum exhibit in Santa Monica. The Awkward Family Photo exhibit is currently on display at the California Heritage Museum, but the brain behind the idea is a Wisconsin native. More>>

WI Dairy News: A taste of the past Video included

Wisconsin dairy farmers continually find new ways to add value to their milk. Williams Homestead Farm in Waukesha accomplished this goal by turning its milk into cheese. More>>

Kick of Earth Week with green event, Spring Sprint for the Arb Video included

Courtesy: Friends of the Arboretum Courtesy: Friends of the Arboretum

If you want to kick off Earth Week with a green event, you may want to sign up for the Spring Sprint. More>>

You're never too old to be young at heart Video included

There's just no escaping that song; ever since Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' made it big, everybody's been jumping on the bandwagon making their own videos just to show how happy they are too. More>>

Legendary home improvement expert Bob Vila has tips to pest prevention Video included

We talked with legendary home improvement expert Bob Vila about how to keep pests out of your home. More>>

How to plan the perfect prom: bring a celebrity, wow your date with chicken Video included

For many High School students, prom is an event they look forward to, and plan for, all year. From the perfect theme, to the perfect outfit, to the perfect date. More>>

Madison Capitols come back to area after 19 year absence Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- After a 19-year absence the Madison Capitol Hockey team will be back! More>>

UW Band Director Mike Leckrone talks Final Four trip, 40 years of amazing concerts

The University of Wisconsin Marching Band is celebrating 40 years of putting on amazing concerts. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Creative garden designs Video included

Bursts of bright color are many people's favorite thing about spring gardens, but what if you're looking to shake things up this season? It's not all about the color; consider the form and texture when planning your gardens. More>>

WI Dairy News: We all scream for grilled cheese Video included

People are passionate about grilled cheese sandwiches and they'll prove it, once again, at the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship Contest coming up in Dodgeville. More>>

Bald Miss America contestant brings awareness in Madison to female hair loss Video included

Hair loss is a problem for more than 30 million ladies in the United States. More>>

CO race for mayor turns into a real zoo Video included

Make whatever pun about politics you prefer because the race for mayor of Divide, Colorado, is turning into a real zoo. Eleven candidates are running for office, but not a single one of them is human. More>>

Dance Wisconsin to put on "comedy ballet" Video included

Dance Wisconsin is getting ready for its "comedy ballet" this weekend. More>>

DCHS stresses not to buy bunnies as impulse gifts for Easter Video included

The Dane County Humane Society says with Easter coming up, some people like to give rabbits as gifts, but you should make sure children are ready to take care of a pet first. More>>

UW fraternity men will "walk a mile in her shoes" to raise money for rape center Video included

Fraternity men will walk in high heels down East Campus Mall from the Library Mall to Sellery.

UW Russian Folk Orchestra welcomes guest artists from Moscow Video included

The UW Russian Folk Orchestra will feature two musicians from Moscow at its upcoming concert. More>>

Rosie the Riveter finally given the recognition she deserves Video included

Some American trailblazers have received an honor that's been long overdue. A group of real life "Rosie the Riveters" traveled to the White House recently for the recognition they so rightfully deserve. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moment: Controlling invasive garlic mustard Video included

New blooms are really what make this time of year special, but what about the invasive plants that ruin it for the rest of them? More>>

WI Dairy News: The Artisan Cheese Exchange Video included

The Artisan Cheese Exchange in Sheboygan often markets Wisconsin cheeses to foreign markets. When a need for a particular cheese arose in the UK, the company was happy to respond. More>>

'Make it Yourself' spring cleaning products Video included

It's time to get spring cleaning, and you can do it for cheap while being environmentally friendly. More>>

Run, Walk & Roll for Cerebral Palsy to benefit Kindred Kids Video included

A WKOW Jefferson Award winner will benefit from a 5K-1K run/walk in the Madison area in April. More>>

Get a taste of the sweet stuff at Maple Syrup Fest this Sunday Video included

Madison's Aldo Leopold Nature Center hosts is Maple Syrup Fest this Sunday.

Trende'vous fashion show coming up at Madison's Boston Store Video included

Trende'vous comes to Madison with the best head-to-toe looks put together by expert stylists. More>>

'Art of Note Gala' to raise money for Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Video included

A unique event coming up this weekend will raise money for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. More>>

WI Dairy News: Fun on the farm in downtown Eau Claire Video included

There's a new attraction in downtown Eau Claire and it has parents and children eager to see it. It's been about two years in the making, but the new dairy farm exhibit at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire is finally open. More>>

Fitness myths: Busted! Video included

You might be hitting the gym more this time of year to get your body "swimsuit ready," but before you do, you should know about some common fitness myths that may be preventing you from reaching your goal. More>>

Dying zoo worker gets good-bye kiss from giraffe he cared for

Courtesy: Stichting Ambulance Wens Courtesy: Stichting Ambulance Wens

A terminally ill zoo worker gets a good-bye kiss from a giraffe after his dying wish was to see the animals one last time. More>>

ATV riding featured on next episode of 'Discover Wisconsin'

This spring or summer might be the perfect time for a road trip to northwestern Wisconsin for some ATV riding. More>>

Chef's Corner: Roasted Beet Salad

Chef Dan Fox from Heritage Tavern shared his recipe for Roasted Beet Salad on Wake Up Wisconsin.

Angie's List: Music & dance lessons Video included

Whether you or your kids have always wanted to learn an instrument or take a dance lesson, there are some things you should know first to get the most for your money. More>>

Melinda's Garden Moments: Attracting wildlife to your garden Video included

It's not just humans who love to spend their time in the garden; if you plant it they will come. Whether you have a large yard or garden in a pot you can attract wildlife to your garden. More>>

Project M searching for local singer/songwriters

Singer/Songwriters in the Madison area have the opportunity to get their song played on Triple M Radio.

Duo from Celtic Music Association performs live for St. Patrick's Day

A husband-wife musical duo makes beautiful music on Wake Up Wisconsin for St. Patrick's Day. More>>

St. Patty's Day celebrations around the Midwest

People across the country got in on the St. Patrick's Day fun over the weekend, whether they're Irish or not. More>>

Chef shares recipes for Irish drink & dish for St. Patrick's Day

Chef Kevin Appleton shares his recipes for Irish Coffee and Colcannon Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Apple Malt Vinegar Glaze for St. Patrick's Day.

Madison's Leprechaun builds hope for families

Joe Herr  knew what it was like to have a child with special needs, so now he helps similar families. More>>

The hunt for the world's worst Irish tenor

ST. PAUL (WKOW) -- Irish eyes definitely weren't smiling during the "World's Worst Irish Tenor" contest in Minnesota on Thursday. The yearly competition probably had a few tears falling, in fact. Bar patrons and judges endured the wails and screeches all in celebration of St. Patty's day. More>>

Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers perform live on Wake Up WI

The Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers are busy this time of year with St. Patrick's Day celebrations. More>>

First female red hat judge comes to the World Championship Cheese contest

At Master's Gallery Foods in Plymouth, Sandy Toney has been grading cheese a long time. It's a job that, for years, has qualified her to judge cheese at numerous competitions! More>>

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