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MADISON, Wis. — Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure out how to get them to the polls in November. That's why the liberal group NextGen America is pouring more than $30 million into an effort to mobilize and energize young voters in 11 battleground states. It includes things such as setting up a dog petting booth on the University of Wisconsin-Madison to attract students and register them to vote. The group has nearly 800 organizers on 421 college campuses. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 945 words, photos.



MADISON, Wis. — A lot of rain — but maybe not as much as you think — fell Aug. 20 on the shallow, 281-square-mile basin of land that drains into Madison's lakes Mendota and Monona. Most of the 12- to 15-inch deluge that drenched parts of western Dane County flowed away from Madison toward the Wisconsin River. Only about 4 inches fell across the lakes' watershed, according to the National Weather Service. How could 4 inches of rain cause so much trouble? The answer lies in a decades-old dispute — now being revived — about how much water Lake Mendota should hold and how much higher than the Isthmus the big lake's water level should be maintained. By Steven Verburg, Wisconsin State Journal. UPCOMING: 1,820 words.





MILWAUKEE — The Brewers open an important three-game series against the first-place Chicago Cubs as they try to narrow a five-game deficit in the NL Central. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 650 words, photos.


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Undrafted rookie quarterback Tim Boyle and former practice squad receiver Jake Kumerow are among the longshots that used impressive camps to make it on the Green Bay Packers' opening 53-man roster. Upcoming: 500 words.


MADISON, Wis. — A new-look secondary hopes to build on a successful debut for No. 4 Wisconsin, especially freshman Scott Nelson. He's showing the promise to be an instinctive, hard-hitting safety - and owning up to mistakes. Upcoming: 500 words.


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