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The city is trying to use less salt this winter. We all should.
We passed with flying colors.
Independent bookstores are thriving in our city, both new and used.
We’re helping you stay warm while shopping locally this winter.
This is Curl’s second year as a research ambassador.
Eat and Drink
We fancy ourselves a hyper-local newsletter, and what better way to bring a community together than with food? We want to eat our way through the holiday season with all of you.
Ready for your lunch break? Check out these 12 lunches from the east side to the west side.
Wisconsin leads the nation in cranberry production and locals benefit.
We’re up north, but there’s some Southern food around these parts.
Travel and Outdoors
Our neighbors include bats, coyotes, and more. Are they dangerous?
Madison just received a $110.6 million dollar grant for public transportation.
In the 1970s there were no turkeys in Wisconsin. Now they’re everywhere.
Real Estate
A new $46.5 million affordable housing project in downtown Madison is scheduled for completion in late 2025.
Move over Kwik Trip, Wisconsinites can look forward to having a new gas station to idolize as construction on the state’s first Buc-ee’s is around the corner.
If you’re in the market for a condo (or you just like to window shop real estate), check out these hot homes currently listed in the Madison area.
There’s nothing quite like winter in Wisconsin. To avoid being fined this year, we’re brushing up on the city’s winter road rules and resources.
The city of Madison has created collectible snow plow baseball cards.
Looking for a fun and active way to give back to the community? Look no further than this year’s Cranksgiving.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting 608today with the gift of your membership.

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