local • 3A, 6A

Historic house gets new start

Within weeks, Janesville interior designer Anne Rosa plans to move Interiors, a longtime Janesville interior design and home furnishing business, into the circa-1856 house originally known as the Chester Alden House. The home, at 211 S. Main St., for years housed the Hansen Funeral Home. Rosa and her husband Mike Mikkelson in October 2017 bought the storied, former funeral home from auction, paying about $175,000 to buy the property from its previous owner, Angela Hansen. “When we open, it’ll look just like a model home, which we think it’s just perfect for,” Rosa said.

Weapons training key for cops

Firearms training isn’t optional for police officers. Last year, the Janesville Police Department went through more than $13,000 in ammunition, according to Chief Dave Moore. Moore recently declined to support a proposal to build a gun range for police in the town of Beloit. That’s partly because the La Prairie Pistol Range that Janesville police use already meets his department’s needs. The Janesville facility off Reed Road features both indoor and outdoor ranges and is three miles from the police department.

state • 2A

Ryan upbeat in Waukesha talk

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s confident Republicans will triumph at the polls in November, while acknowledging that midterm elections are often tough for the sitting president’s party. Ryan delivered an upbeat message to Waukesha County Republicans Saturday night and said of the GOP nationally, “We’re going to win.”

nation/world • 6B

Storms kill at least five

The death toll rose to at least five Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.

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