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Eagle Tower construction nears completion, spring opening expected

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 6:30am

Construction should be completed by the end of 2020, according to Friends of Peninsula State Park.


Ohio man seeks families of U.S. paratroopers who signed Nazi flag. One was James Megellas

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 6:07am

Scrawled across the Nazi banner in various handwritings were signatures of members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne, 'H' Company.


Signatures on World War II Nazi banner feature heroic veterans

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 6:07am

Doug Baker has made it his mission to find the families of the men who signed a Nazi flag.


Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 7:26pm

Biden named a former surgeon general and a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner as co-chairs of a coronavirus working group.


Mask-wearing has been politicized in Wisconsin. Most people still try to do 'the friendly thing'

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 4:17pm

The science is clear, but political polarization in Wisconsin has muddied the waters, which at times, makes following public health guidelines harder.


Coronavirus in Wisconsin: 4,280 cases reported Sunday, 11 more deaths

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 2:41pm

The 4,280 cases account for 33.5% of the 12,761 tests that came back Sunday. And the state's death toll is now 2,312 people.


Opinion: Donald Trump's defeat illustrates truism that every demagogue in American history has fallen even faster than he rose

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 12:52pm

In the wake of Donald Trump's defeat, the writer of a book on Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy argues U.S. demagogues have fallen faster than they rose.


Biden election draws cheers - and jeers - around the state

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 3:37pm

The announcement that Joe Biden had been elected president drew cheers and protests around the state.


Trump stumps for Wisconsin recount funds; money could be used to pay down campaign debt

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 2:40pm

President Donald Trump is raising money for an "election defense fund," but at least half could go toward paying down his campaign debts.


Fond du Lac hit-and-run crash: Boy seriously injured, suspect in custody after chase

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 9:57am

Police say a 49-year-old man hit an 8-year-old boy in the parking lot of a bakery and took off, leading police on a chase ending in Columbia County.


Packers mask Vince and Curly statues to encourage better pandemic behavior, 3 ways to show support for local businesses: Stories you loved

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 7:26am

As always, we've rounded up your favorite stories from around Wisconsin this week and some of their top Facebook comments, just for you.


Fond du Lac County reports 27th COVID-19 death; Dodge County tallies 1,000 cases in a week

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 6:53pm

The county's total positive case count is now up to 5,988, according to the Fond du Lac County Health Department


Sen. Ron Johnson says half of country won't accept a Biden win

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 5:54pm

Sen. Ron Johnson refused to say if he thought the election was legitimate, while admitting he had no proof of any illegal activity.


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to investigate election after Trump alleges fraud without evidence

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 5:51pm

Vos ordered the Assembly's committee overseeing elections to lead an investigation under a state statute that allows lawmakers to require testimony.


White House task force warns Wisconsin faces more COVID deaths without a more robust plan from state leaders

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 5:14pm

One model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows between 5,000 and 6,900 lives could be lost to COVID-19 in Wisconsin by Jan. 1 if the virus spread doesn't slow down.


Packers fan ratings: Almost-perfect Rodgers gets almost-perfect score

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 4:55pm

Rodgers got a rating of 4.7 after completing 25 of 31 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Packers to a 34-17 victory.


Computer errors, recalls and recounts: 5 recent times Wisconsin's elections were full of drama

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 4:52pm

When it comes to statewide elections, Wisconsin is all about the drama. Here are five examples from just the past decade.


In Wisconsin, Native American vote may have helped Biden top Trump in 2020 election

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 4:27pm

With an apparent narrow win for Biden in Wisconsin, the key to victory may have been the Native American vote.


Pollsters face another season of soul searching after 2020 presidential race

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 3:22pm

Wisconsin, ground-zero in presidential politics, also was a center for polling's crisis after pre-election surveys pointed to a wide Joe Biden win.


Fond du Lac officers, detective win national Attorney General's awards for local investigations

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 2:39pm

Two Fond du Lac police officers and a county detective have won an award for distinguished service in policing for their local investigations.