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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 »

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 »

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 »

Wisconsin Nearing 1M Residents Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
There were 428 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Sunday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were no new deaths. 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 »

Spring Bird Migration Is Well Underway

Spring migration of bird species is already well underway, beginning in mid-to-late February and lasting through May. Read more »
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