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(Town of Beloit, WI) Brad Allen, BDN

As initial construction on a new solar energy field is wrapping up, Alliant Energy says the new West Riverside Energy Center is operating smoothly and serving hundreds of thousands of customers.

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(Beloit, WI) Clint Wolf, BDN

Fairbanks Morse was awarded a six-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The agreement, worth approximately $53 million, enables Fairbanks Morse to maximize and improve engine lifecycle support for the USCG’s 270-foot WMEC Famous Class Cutters.

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(Town of Turtle, WI) Austin Montgomery, BDN

A new public works facility will help position Rock County to better handle snow and salting operations once the interstate expansion is complete, according to Public Works Director Duane Jorgenson.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

When COVID-19 temporarily closed the curtains last summer on Casual Joe’s barbecue restaurant in Whitewater, owner Mike Hudec outfitted a mobile food truck and hit the road. Four months later, Hudec says he’s within a few weeks of launching a new Casual Joe’s location in a former optometry office at 30 S. Main St., a space he’s rehabbing to include a kitchen, a lunch counter and dine-in seating.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

A Madison taxi service is entering Janesville’s dwindling taxicab market, and it is bringing with it a small fleet of all-electric vehicles. Under a plan by Madison-based sister companies Green Cab and mobile app software company Mobile22, the companies plan on Monday to expand services with a satellite taxi depot in Janesville.

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(Janesville, WI) Neil Johnson, Gazette

Spider-Bot is a robotic terrestrial drone made mostly of 3D printed parts that is under development by Janesville tech manufacturing startup GLW Technologies, one of the newest tenants at the Janesville Innovation Center.

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(Beloit, WI) Hillary Gavan, BDN

Enrollment for The Lincoln Academy will run from Feb. 1-28, according to CEO Kristi Cole. The application period will be available online on Feb. 1 at thelincolnacademy.com. Parents can apply in person Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at The Lincoln Academy office located at 55 Eclipse Center.

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(Rock County, WI) Rebecca Kanable, APG

Rock County small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic received $4.93 million last year through the We’re All In grants program, the largest direct-aid program for small businesses in Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation history.

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(Madison, WI) David Wahlberg, WI State Journal

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, one of two Rock County companies developing radioactive isotopes for medical imaging and therapies, said the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new method of making a key isotope that can increase production fourfold. The other company, SHINE Medical Technologies, said it broke ground last month on a 54,000-square-foot facility that will house its corporate headquarters and production of therapeutics.

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(Milton, WI) Benjamin Pierce, Gazette

After a successful first few years in its current location, Timber Hill Winery is pursuing new digs about a mile away that will include its first on-site vineyard.

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