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January 12, 2021

Packers Sell Out Home Playoff Game, First Of The Season With Fans

A limited number of fans at Lambeau Field watch a Green Bay Packers game
On Tuesday, some Green Bay Packers season ticket holders had the opportunity to purchase tickets to a game at Lambeau Field for the first time this season. Read more »

Wisconsin Senate Passes Scaled-Back COVID-19 Package

Wisconsin state capitol
The Wisconsin Senate passed a scaled-back COVID-19 relief package Tuesday afternoon, days after the state Assembly passed more wide-ranging legislation in response to the ongoing pandemic.  Read more »

Minnesota Has Confirmed 5 Cases Of A More Contagious COVID-19 Variant. Could It Be In Wisconsin?

A scientist in Nigeria sequences a sample of COVID-19 in his lab
Experts say a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has yet to be identified in Wisconsin. But they wouldn't be surprised if it's here. Read more »

Feds Allocate Wisconsin 187K More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray
There were 2,790 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 49 new deaths. Read more »

St. Croix GOP Refuses To Remove 'Prepare For War' Post

Workers begin boarding up the Wisconsin state Capitol
The St. Croix County Republican Party's website includes a message that reads "if you want peace, prepare for war." Read more »

Judge To Rule On Christian Nonprofit's Effort To Buy Vacant Rural School

Mattoon Elementary School
A yearslong legal battle over the future of the shuttered Mattoon Elementary School could be resolved soon after a Shawano County judge heard arguments in the case Monday.  Read more »
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