State News

Storms Slow Activity

First, COVID- 19 kept everyone indoors for nearly three months. Then, for the last four or five days, protests following by looting and rioting kept many people from venturing outside. Those same people were sitting in the dark Tuesday night when a series of thunderstorms swept through southern Wisconsin. Nearly 20 thousand Alliant Energy customers…

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News Crews Attacked

No serious injuries were reported, but at least two television news crews were attacked while covering the violence and looting along Madison’s State Street Monday night. While a photo-journalist was filming a man going through some looted material, 40-year-old Michael B. Campbell began throwing bottles at the man working the camera. Cambell rode away on…

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MN comes to WI

With many Minnesota businesses closed until June 1 , residents of that state have been crossing the border for haircuts, an adult beverage, or other necessities. Barber Michael Rude told a television reporter he has cut the hair for people from La Crescent, Winona, Rochester and St. Olaf— all in Minnesota. Rude says there was…

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COVID -19 numbers

The last COVID-19 numbers for Wisconsin…. Confirmed cases: 16,462 (699 new) Deaths: 539 (22 new) Negative test results: 210,605 (9,731 new) Patients hospitalized: 2,411(49 new)

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Dem Convention

The crowd will be smaller at this summer’s Democratic National Convention, but some delegates are saying they will brave the coronavirus threat and make the trip. Convention C-E-O Joe Solmonese says the Fiserv Forum is going to be a busy place in August. Delegates have the option of participating remotely, but Solmonese says he’s not…

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Theft By Contractor

A 27-year-old Trego man has been charged with six counts of theft by contractor in Polk County. Court records show Eric Falstad has been charged with theft by contractor (>$10,000-$l 00,000), three counts of theft by contractor (fr. person/ corpse), theft by contractor (>$5,000- $10,000) and theft by contractor (>$2,500$5,000). The criminal complaint says the…

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Latest Numbers

The latest Wisconsin numbers for COVID-19: Confirmed cases: 13,413 (528 new) Deaths: 481 (14 new) Negative test results: 154,300 (6,063 new) Patients hospitalized: 2,161 (51 new)

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U-W Will Be Open

She says the mix of online and in-person instruction will be determined later, but Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be open for the fall 2020 semester. Blank indicates large lectures will likely be taught remotely. The veteran educator says it simply won’t be a normal semester next fall and the school…

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Memorial Day Act

A Memorial Day weekend tradition that honors veterans has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced last week it will prohibit public events at national cemeteries during the holiday weekend. That includes groups placing flags at gravesites. Families may continue the tradition of placing flowers and small American flags…

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Positive Tests Drop

Wisconsin state health officials report the percentage of COVID- 19 tests that have come back positive has dropped to two-point-nine percent. Monday’s result is three points lower than Sunday’s. Wisconsin is testing more people and fewer are testing positive. The Department of Health Services reports six people died since Sunday, running the state’s total to…

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