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January 12, 2021

Minnesota Has Confirmed 5 Cases Of A More Contagious COVID-19 Variant. Could It Be In Wisconsin?

A scientist in Nigeria sequences a sample of COVID-19 in his lab
Experts say a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has yet to be identified in Wisconsin. But they wouldn't be surprised if it's here. Read more »

Math Problem: What's The Best Strategy For COVID-19 Vaccination?

Older adults and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine late last month at the Lakes Regional
Only a vaccine will save America from the COVID -19 pandemic. At least that's the opinion of nearly all public health officials. Read more »

St. Croix GOP Refuses To Remove 'Prepare For War' Post

Workers begin boarding up the Wisconsin state Capitol
The St. Croix County Republican Party's website includes a message that reads "if you want peace, prepare for war." Read more »

How To Elevate A Declicious, Flexible Midwest Classic: The Casserole

A casserole dish is partially visible on the right side with some of the casserole scooped on to a plate to be served.
For many in the Midwest, the humble casserole is a staple weeknight meal — it’s quick, affordable and can feed a crowd. Not to mention it’s warm and gooey characteristics can have healing effects during the long, cold winters of the region. Read more »

Wisconsin Senate Unveils Pared-Down COVID-19 Response Bill

Wisconsin State Capitol In Winter
Republicans in the state Senate have unveiled a pared-down bill responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin, whittling away some provisions in an Assembly proposal that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers objected to. Read more »

PPP Reopens For Businesses Serviced By Small Community Lenders

A woman in a face mask holds a drink as she pushes open a door that has signs indicating mask requirements for entry
A new round of aid under the federal Paycheck Protection Program opened Monday, with businesses that rely on small- and minority-owned lenders getting the first chance to apply. U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Robert Scott estimated the program would be open to all other businesses by Jan. 18 – 19 Read more »

Milwaukee Opens Convention Center To Begin Public Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations

Two men in face masks stand by a sign that says "COVID-19 Vaccine Entrance"
Milwaukee is expected to receive about 800 doses of the coronavirus vaccine this week and will continue vaccinating public employees. The city started vaccinating employees considered to be at highest risk of contracting COVID-19 last week. Read more »

Judge To Rule On Christian Nonprofit's Effort To Buy Vacant Rural School

Mattoon Elementary School
A yearslong legal battle over the future of the shuttered Mattoon Elementary School could be resolved soon after a Shawano County judge heard arguments in the case Monday.  Read more »
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