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July 31, 2020

GOP Leader: Senators Ready To Override Statewide Mask Mandate

Scott Fitzgerald
The leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says GOP lawmakers are ready to override Gov. Tony Evers’ new statewide mask mandate. Read more »

Owner Of Wisconsin's Largest Utility Pledges To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2050

Oak Creek Power Plant and Elm Road Generating Station
One of the nation's largest electric utilities serving Wisconsin is pledging to go carbon-neutral by 2050, joining a growing list of companies that are looking to step up their carbon reduction goals. Read more »

Life In The NBA Bubble: Bucks To Resume Title Quest Amid Pandemic

The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks pick up their season Friday after a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. While waiting for play to resume, the team has been adjusting to life in "the bubble" in Orlando. Read more »

Milwaukee Brewers Home Opener Postponed

Opening day at Miller Park has been postponed after two players on the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19, according to Major League Baseball. Saturday's game is set to take place as scheduled. Read more »

More Than 500 Wisconsin Residents Received Unidentified Seed Packages, Other Items

State officials say they're working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the unsolicited seeds and warned residents against planting them. Read more »

DHS Reports 15 New COVID-19 Deaths, The Most In One Day Since June 9

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There were 832 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 15 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

Barron County Sees 162-Percent Increase In Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In 2 Weeks

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The Barron County Department of Health and Human Services has reported more than 150 new cases of COVID-19 within the past two weeks. The increase is due to an outbreak at a food processing center in the city of Cumberland and growing numbers of cases in the city of Rice Lake. Read more »
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