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July 30, 2020

As Election Looms, Wisconsin's Ron Johnson Readies Investigation Into Joe Biden

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Just months before  an election where voters are focused on the coronavirus, protests, and double-digit unemployment, Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is preparing to release an investigation into events from nearly four years ago, with a focus on the president's political opponent. Read more »

Rural Northwoods County Has Wisconsin's Highest Active COVID-19 Infection Rate

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One of the least-populated counties in Wisconsin now has the state's highest rate of active COVID-19 infections. Authorities in Iron County say graduation parties and Fourth of July gatherings drove the outbreak.  Read more »

USDA Report Describes Fast-Paced Consolidation In Dairy Industry, Centered In The Midwest

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A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows consolidation in the dairy industry is outpacing the rest of the agriculture industry, as more small farms exit the industry in the Midwest. Read more »

Wisconsin Voter Registrations Dip During COVID-19 Pandemic

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One organizer is calling Wisconsin's dip in voter registrations "a body blow to democracy." Read more »

Kwik Trip Announces It Will Acquire Stop-N-Go Convenience Stores


La Crosse-based Kwik Trip announced Wednesday it will acquire Stop-N-Go, a Madison-based convenience store chain with 36 locations across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.  Read more »

Baldwin Is Looking Forward To Biden VP Announcement, Supports Federal Agents In Milwaukee


Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she's honored to be considered a possible vice-presidential pick. It's one of the topics she covered Wednesday when she spoke to members of the Milwaukee Press Club. She also spoke about the next coronavirus relief bill, the DNC and a possible COVID-19 vaccine. Read more »

DHS Reports 870 New Cases Of COVID-19, 5 Deaths

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New reports of COVID-19 cases ticked up Wednesday in Wisconsin and five more people died from the disease, according to the latest data published by the state's Department of Health Services. Read more »

Federal Agents Coming To Milwaukee 'Differs Entirely From Operation In Portland,' Says US Attorney Krueger

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More than 25 federal agents, some assigned for three months and some assigned permanently, will come to Milwaukee over the next year to address violent crime.  Read more »
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