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March 29, 2021

Wisconsin's Vaccine Rollout Has Scored Well. Experts Say Mass Sites, Clear Messages Can Help In Next Phase

A woman in a face mask looks up at a nurse as she receives her covid-19 vaccine
Wisconsin's COVID-19 vaccination efforts have led the nation by some measures. As the state ramps up mass vaccinations, experts say the partnerships they've created will help them reach millions more Wisconsinites.  Read more »

More Than A Million Wisconsin Residents Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A sign on a clear glass door says "Face Covering Required."
More than 1 million Wisconsin residents have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Monday, according to the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services. DHS reported 296 new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, and three new deaths. Read more »

Madison Mulls Making Common Council Full Time

Madison City Hall
Madison voters will vote on an April 6 advisory referendum which could pave the way for it to become the second city in Wisconsin to have a full-time common council by the spring of 2023. Read more »

Gov. Tony Evers Announces Initial Plans For Latest Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Gov. Evers speaks at a lectern while wearing a white face mask.
Gov. Tony Evers says some of the roughly $3 billion in federal COVID-19 stimulus funds headed to Wisconsin will be directed to small businesses, infrastructure, tourism industry support and continued pandemic response. Read more »

Port Of Duluth-Superior Hopes To Rebound From 'Pandemic Plague' In The 2021 Shipping Season

Ship Loads Coal At Midwest Energy Terminal In Superior
The first ship of the 2021 season arrived in the Twin Ports last week. The largest port on the Great Lakes is hoping for a rebound after cargo shipments dropped to their lowest level since 1938 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Mounting Bills And Sleepless Nights: Self-Employed, Gig Workers Struggle Through Months-Long Wait For Unemployment

Uber driver picks up passenger
Gig workers and those who are self-employed have waited three months for state officials to launch unemployment benefits geared specifically toward them. For some, the wait has pushed them to the brink of financial disaster. Read more »

'Bitten With The Concrete Bug': Sculpture Gardens Showcase Wisconsin's Outsider Artists

Hans Everson's Kerosene Wagon
An art historian and an arts center curator walk us through a few of the weird and beautiful concrete sculpture gardens in Wisconsin. Read more »

COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Averaging Around 470 Per Day

A blue sign is seen in the front of the museum begins with "While in the galleries..." and then explains COVID-19 safety rules.
There were 450 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There was one new death. Read more »

Weekend Roundup: Evers Signs 14 Bills Into Law

Gov. Tony Evers wears a face mask as he looks at the reporters at the press conference
A rundown of relevant and interesting reads from across the state, updated every Saturday.  Read more »
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