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April 7, 2021

Jill Underly Defeats Deborah Kerr In State Superintendent Election

A woman in a face mask attends a campaign event outside.
Pecatonica Superintendent Jill Underly won the first open race for Wisconsin's top education job in more than a decade, defeating former Brown Deer Superintendent Deborah Kerr Read more »

Report: Hundreds Of High-Capacity Wells Are Drawing Down Lake Levels In The Central Sands Region

Crop irrigation
Hundreds of high-capacity wells are significantly lowering water levels in lakes within the Central Sands region, according to findings of a new draft report released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday.  Read more »

Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

As the U.S. races to vaccinate its population, the development of better COVID-19 vaccines has already begun.
The three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are safe and effective and were made in record time. But they aren't ideal. Read more »

GOP Lawmakers Press Wisconsin Schools Chief On Federal Relief Funds

The eastern view of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison
Republicans who run the Legislature's budget committee used a forum with Wisconsin's superintendent of schools Tuesday to criticize federal school aid payments during the pandemic, suggesting it could play a role in the education budget they pass later this year. Read more »

UW-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Retiring June 30

Barry Alvarez hugs a player after a win at the Outback Bowl
Barry Alvarez has announced his retirement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department. Read more »

FEMA Support Giving Boost To COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At Alliant Energy Center In Madison

A woman in a face mask looks down at her arm as she receives a shot.
There were 886 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were eight new deaths. Read more »

Wisconsin Has A New Polka DJ

Stacy Harbaugh poses with vinyl polka records
When the COVID-19 pandemic undercut Stacy Harbaugh's 2020 New Year's Resolution to learn how to put on a music show at a community radio station in Madison, she set her sights on a different goal: becoming the state's newest polka DJ.  Read more »
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