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July 27, 2020

Green Bay Officials Receive Threats Over Mask Ordinance

A sign on a glass door says "mask required"
Green Bay City Council member Barbara Dorff said she's used to being called names, but said that the days following her vote in favor of a citywide mask mandate have marked the first time she's received death threats. Read more »

Wausau Tourism Head Took Payments From Expedia Meant For City

Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau
The director of Wausau's Convention and Visitors Bureau accepted room tax payments for his organization that were intended for several local municipalities. It's caused one central Wisconsin municipality to withdraw from its contract with the organization, and Wausau leaders say they may be next. Read more »

River Food Bank Distributes Ready-To-Make Meals For Those In Need

More than 200 ready-to-eat meals are prepared each day using healthy ingredients
The River Food Pantry in Madison has gotten creative in its response to COVID-19 by prepackaging ready-to-make meals and handing them out to people in need.  Read more »

Florida Case Count Surpasses That Of New York, The Country's Original Epicenter

As the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus shifts from the Northeast to the Sun Belt, Florida's total case count has
Florida has recorded more coronavirus cases than New York. Only California, the most populous state in the country, has more. Read more »

DHS: Percentage Of Positive COVID-19 Tests Climbs To 9.6

Eva Davis peaks with her daughters at a nursing home
There were 957 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Sunday , according to the state Department of Health Services. There was 1 new death from the virus. Read more »

Milwaukee Police, Mayor Are Among Those Denouncing Plan To Send Federal Agents To City

City leaders have joined state leaders in calling the decision by the White House to send federal agents to Milwaukee to quell violence as political and unnecessary. Read more »

Baseball Is Back: Here's How The 2020 Season Will Look Different For The Brewers

Christian Yelich at bat
After months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball is back. The Milwaukee Brewers open their abbreviated regular season against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Friday. Here's how baseball will be different this season. Read more »
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