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September 16, 2020

Big Ten Reverses Course, Announces Plans For Fall Football Season

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor
The Big Ten has reversed course and announced plans to play football beginning the weekend of Oct. 23. Read more »

Wisconsin COVID-19 Cases Rise As September Spike Hits College Towns

two people walk by some hand sanitizer on a small stand displayed with the image of Bucky badger
There were 1,408 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were eight new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Woman Sues UW-Madison Over Cephus' Reinstatement

A woman who accused former Badgers football player Quintez Cephus of sexual assault in 2018 is suing the University of Wisconsin-Madison over its decision to reverse Cephus’ expulsion and allow him back on the football team. Read more »

Wisconsin Dells' Tommy Bartlett Show To Close Permanently Due To Pandemic Effects

a girl in a face mask hangs on a rail near a crowd buying tickets for a boat tour
The Tommy Bartlett Show will not reopen after nearly 70 years as a Wisconsin Dells tourist attraction. Read more »

Gov. Tony Evers Defends UW System's Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Tony Evers addresses the public while wearing a mask
Gov. Tony Evers says the University of Wisconsin System has done a good job managing the COVID-19 pandemic so far this academic year, citing "massive amounts" of testing that is still being ramped up. Read more »

DWD Will Not Ask Unemployment Insurance Recipients To Repay $300 Supplement

Unemployment insurance claims office
A question from the state Department of Workforce Development that determines whether unemployment insurance recipients are eligible to receive a new $300 weekly benefit supplement included language that says recipients may have to pay back the benefit. The question has confused many, and now DWD says it's removing the language. Read more »

Milwaukee Firefighter Who Hung Black Doll By Neck Could Still Be Disciplined

fire truck
Milwaukee Common Council members questioned Fire Department Chief Mark Rohlfing Tuesday about an incident in which a firefighter hung a Black doll by the neck in a station break room. Read more »

Kohl's To Cut 15 Percent Of Corporate Workforce Amid Sales Slump

Wisconsin-based Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will cut 15 percent of the company's corporate workforce. The staff reductions come amid a slump in sales and ongoing pressure related to COVID-19. Read more »
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