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March 31, 2021

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Statewide Mask Mandate

A sign on a clear glass door says "Face Covering Required."
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled against Gov. Tony Evers, striking down the governor’s ability to issue repeated emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more »

DHS Reports 563 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths As Mask Mandate Ends

There were 563 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 10 new deaths. Read more »

Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Homebound People In Madison, Milwaukee

As Wisconsin continues to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, vaccinators are looking for ways to reach some of the state's most vulnerable residents, including those who have trouble leaving their homes. Read more »

Wisconsin Regulators, Residents Question Pipeline Spill Enbridge Failed To Report For Over A Year

An Enbridge post marks the Line 61 corridor in a field in Marshall, Wisconsin.
Canadian firm Enbridge Energy waited more than a year to notify state environmental regulators of a spill stemming from one of its pipelines in Fort Atkinson. Now, community members near the site of the release want answers, and the regulators are determining whether to take enforcement action against the company. Read more »

Plans For Second Passenger Rail Line From Chicago To Twin Cities Chugging Along

An Amtrak train
Construction to add a second daily round-trip passenger train from the Twin Cities to Chicago, by way of Milwaukee and La Crosse, could begin in 2022, with service starting in 2024. Read more »

Alliant Energy Poised To Become Largest Owner-Operator Of Solar Power In Wisconsin

Solar panels.
Madison-based Alliant Energy is set to become the largest owner and operator of solar power in Wisconsin under plans unveiled Wednesday. Read more »

Wisconsin Dairy Marketing Group Nationally Recognized For 'Cheeselandia' Social Media Campaign

swiss cheese
Marketing experts say social media ambassadors can help the agriculture industry tap into more experiential and authentic marketing of their products. Read more »
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