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July 28, 2020

As Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitch To America's Dairyland, Farmers Divided On Whether Trump Has Helped Ag

the shadow of a farmer is cast onto the ground of a barn as he walks in between rows of dairy cows
While many Wisconsin farmers remain supportive of President Donald Trump, Democrats are hoping to capitalize on frustration in the ag community over the president's trade policies as the 2020 election approaches. Read more »

DHS: Wisconsin's COVID-19 Death Toll Climbs Over 900

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There were 762 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 13 new deaths from the virus. Read more »

'It Is Insanity': Petition Calls For Tighter COVID-19 Rules On Dane County Businesses, Gatherings

A man pays at a parking meter machine while wearing a mask
A Dane County parent and health researcher has spearheaded an effort to tighten up local COVID-19 restrictions in the hopes K-12 schools could hold in-person classes by November. Read more »

Harley-Davidson CEO Says Layoffs Have Hurt Morale

Harley-Davidson motorcycle
Harley-Davidson's CEO said Tuesday that company-wide layoffs have hurt morale at the company. The comments come as the Milwaukee-based motorcycle-maker posted a $92 million loss between April and June.  Read more »

Report Outlines Recommendations To Speed Up Wisconsin's Clean Energy Transition

A field of dark blue panels soak up sunlight while a worker installs them.
A new report by Wisconsin energy stakeholders outlines more than a dozen recommendations on how the state can speed up the clean energy transition in the power sector­­­.  Read more »

Wausau Schools Will Start With Virtual Classes As Districts Around State Face Hard Choices

Kids in a classroom
Students in the Wausau School District will start the school year with all-virtual schooling. It's the first district outside of the state's largest metro areas to forgo in-person classes in the fall due to COVID-19. Read more »

Johnson Controls Subsidiary Reports Contaminated Water Spill Containing Arsenic, PFAS From Marinette Facility

Johnson Controls Corporate Headquarters
Marinette firefighting foam manufacturer Tyco Fire Products, part of Johnson Controls International, is cleaning up a spill of contaminated water containing arsenic and so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.  Read more »
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