Won’t Enforce

The Washburn County Sheriffs Office in northwest Wisconsin will not participate in any enforcement of the statewide mask mandate. Sheriff Dennis Stuart said on Facebook, “My deputies have sworn an oath to the Constitution, and when a law or order is in conflict, we must defend the individual rights of our people.” Stuart says he believes it is government overreach and unconstitutional on many levels.” The Grant County Sheriffs Office in southwest Wisconsin also said “it will not take enforcement action regarding complaints of violations of the most recent Governor’s order regarding masks.” The order requiring face masks in public places starts Saturday.