Madison, the first week of April, 1961. As the municipal election of 1961 approached, no one expected Mayor Ivan Nestingen to be a candidate. The 39-year-old attorney and former state representative was certainly popular enough to coast to victory — first elected in a special election in 1956, elected to a full two-year term in […]
On Tuesday, Madison’s Room Tax Commission voted unanimously to cut a total of ten million dollars in funding from the city’s tourism marketing and tourist-related operations. As part of the cuts, the Commission voted to cut $2.8 million in funding to Monona Terrace and $895,000 from the Overture Center. The slashes to the city’s hospitality […]
The already-dim prospects for a civic auditorium and convention center at Law Park fade even further as Mayor Bill Dyke says the city doesn’t have the hotel rooms to support a convention center or the money to build a first-class auditorium there. “We as much need a new dump as we need an auditorium,” the […]
A stunning setback for Monona Terrace. End of an era in anti-war protests. First lady of song, citizen of the year. And some weird weather. Madison, May 8-14, 1966
(WORT) — This week, we cover a small victory for Tiny Houses, legislation making it easier to privatize public water utilities, and the new tenure policy brewing at the University of Wisconsin.
(WORT) — The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center has been prominent fixture of the Madison skyline for nearly two decades. However, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed Monona Terrace way back in 1939.