Dane County executive vows changes coming to 911 system

Parisi plans to propose changes 1 week after expressing confidence in system

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said he wants changes made to improve the performance of the county's 911 Center. This comes a week and a half after a News 3 investigation highlighted lengthy waits for emergency callers throughout the area.

County partners with farmers to manage manure

Farmers who agree must avoid spreading manure in winter

Dane County continues to make a push to clean up the lakes, announcing a partnership with area farmers to reduce phosphorus spread in area lakes.

County provides update on new bike trails

Meeting focuses on getting input from bike trail users

Bike trails in Dane County are already pretty connected, but the options for biking across the area are going to get better.

Committee to start reviewing 911 center protocols

County, city leaders disagree over call center's response times

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is calling for due diligence as the 911 Oversight Committee begins its work to establish operating practices for the county's 911 center.

County looks for public input on new park

Silverwood County Park to open near Edgerton in town of Albion

Dane County Parks officials are looking for input and partnership from the public on one of Dane County's newest parks, according to a release.

More land along Sugar River opens to public

600 acres along river near Verona will be available for fishing, recreation

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a new conservation effort Monday that adds to the land on the Sugar River that is open to the public for fishing and recreation.

Parisi announces proposed county budget

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced his proposed budget Tuesday, which will result in a slight increase in the county portion of residents' property tax bill.

Offenders could be subject to twice daily breath tests

Effort aimed at reducing repeat OWI offense, domestic violence

A proposal in the 2014 Dane County budget would create a program to test up to 100 alcohol-related offenders twice a day, according to Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

County to offer resources during federal exchange signup

Federal exchange enrollment starts Oct. 1

The countdown to the start of the Affordable Care Act continues as Dane County leaders and public health officials took time Wednesday to explain how people can sign up for the federal exchanges.

Token Creek homeless given month extension

March 17 new deadline for 25 people to leave site

A group of homeless people will be staying at a Dane County campsite for another month after agreeing to a deal with the county.