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WATCH: Get a first look at Arctic Passage at Henry Vilas Zoo

Mary Jo Ola was at Henry Vilas Zoo Wednesday morning to share a preview of the new Arctic Passage that opens this weekend.

The Arctic Passage is the zoo's biggest renovation in its history. Crews broke ground on the project in March 2014. The passage spans nearly two acres of land and features environments for twin polar bears Sakari and Suri; and a pair of grizzly sisters known as the Grizzly Girls; and harbor seals. 

A restaurant in the addition offers diners a look at the polar bears, who can also watch you have your meal.

For more information about the opening weekend event, visit vilaszoo.org/arcticpassagegrandopening.

Madison school board delays implementing Cheatham's discipline changes

Madison school board delays implementing Cheatham's discipline changes

The Madison Metropolitan School District’s board of education delayed implementing changes Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham calls key to making the district's discipline policy, known as the Behavior Education Plan, work effectively.

Cheatham told board members based on staff, student, parent and community feedback, changes can be made to correct massive misunderstandings surrounding the BEP, such as disruptive or unsafe students being kept in classrooms and teachers being unable to ask students to leave their class.

The proposed changes include:

Brat Fest announces Lifest Stage lineup

According to a release, Brat Fest will partner with the Christian music festival Lifest for the second year.

The Lifest stage will feature Christian musical artists, including headliners Hawk Nelson, Rapture Ruckus, Family Force 5 and Sidewalk Prophets. Family acts from AJ the Animated Illusionist and Josh Jordan will also take the stage.

On other stages, Bret Michaels, The Charlie Daniels Band, Aaron Lewis and over 70 other bands will perform.

Brat Fest takes place Memorial Day weekend and will offer brats and other food, a carnival, bands and other activities. The event has been held every Memorial Day weekend since 1983 and is the world's largest festival featuring brats.

Trivia night to raise money for Dane County libraries

Trivia night at Madison’s Central Library will help raise money for Dane County libraries, according to a release.

The 4th annual Team Trivia Night Fundraiser is Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors at the central library at 201 W. Mifflin St. open at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance fees for teams are $250 ahead of time or $300 at the door, organizers said. Teams can be up to 10 people.

Teams should register online.

WATCH: Time-lapse shows demolition of Beltline bridge

Crews took down the foot bridge over the Beltline at Seminole Highway on Madison's west side overnight.

The Beltline between Verona Road and Fish Hatchery Road was closed for 7 hour from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday to allow workers to take the bridge out.

Traffic was detoured to Highway PD.

The city plans to build a new pedestrian bridge in that spot in the fall.

Work on the Beltline is expected to be complete in 2016. The Verona Road project is scheduled to finish in 2019.

Bus lane construction to drop E. Verona Ave. to single lane

Bus lane construction to drop E. Verona Ave. to single lane

A stretch of road in Verona will close for several weeks beginning next week for a construction project.

State Department of Transportation Project Manager Greg Breck said construction on East Verona Avenue will begin Monday.

The DOT is adding bus lanes on East Verona Avenue and an additional bay to the Park and Ride lot. Workers will also connect bike trails up to the avenue and improve turn lanes at the intersections with Maple Grove Road and Old County Road PB.

Maple Grove Road and Old PB will be closed around East Verona Avenue for four to five weeks starting Monday, Breck said. Maple Grove will be open to allow access to Badger Prairie Health Care Center at 1100  E. Verona Ave.

East Verona Avenue will be reduced to a single lane during the construction, Breck said.

Signs will direct motorists to County Road M and Cross Country Road.

Moonlight Movie Series to premiere in late February with "Frozen"

The Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series will start Feb. 27 with a showing of the movie "Frozen."

Residents are encouraged to bring their families and blankets to Tenney Park for the movie showing at 6 p.m.

The movie showings will continue with other family-friendly classics, like "Battleship" and "The Incredibles," in the coming months at various Madison parks.

Madison Parks, Madison Mallards, the Madison Parks Foundation present the event, which is sponsored by Zimbrick Honda.