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As Wisconsin voters sort through their emotions, a sense of unease emerges that as a country, we remain 'in a dangerous spot'

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 6:42pm

Election Day was a harrowing roller coaster of emotions. And according to many Wisconsin voters, the day after wasn't much different.


Packers reiterate ban on fans at home games because of Brown County's COVID-19 rates

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 6:24pm

Brown County remains one of the most-infected counties in the country. The Packers say that must change to allow fans at Lambeau Field games.


UW campuses across state to provide free COVID-19 testing to community members as well as students

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 5:56pm

The testing sites will make rapid result COVID-19 tests available to community members for free.


A late night, race-altering results and a police escort were all part of a surreal election overnight in Wisconsin

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 5:13pm

If you fell asleep, you missed a wild shift in the U.S. Presidential race centered on Wisconsin once absentee ballots were calculated in Milwaukee.


Wisconsin reports record-breaking day for new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, positivity rate

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 4:15pm

Wisconsin's coronavirus numbers continued their unfettered upward climb Wednesday as all 72 counties recorded a very high level of disease activity.


Wood County did not run out of ballots on Election Day, despite Fox News report, clerk says

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 3:22pm

Clerk Trent Miner debunked a claim broadcast nationally and reported by some local media sites.


Fond du Lac County Health Department says a 24th person has died of COVID-19

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 12:06pm

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds is again open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday for  drive-thru or walk up COVID-19 testing.


Wisconsin has its share of nail-biting 21st century presidential races, here are three close races from recent history

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 8:45am

The taut race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump isn't the first time Wisconsin has gone down to the wire to pick a president.


With a tight margin in Wisconsin, attention turns to a potential recount

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 8:36am

In Wisconsin, a losing candidate can demand a recount if he or she loses by 1 percentage point or less.


'They rise up, those Indian teachers': Program retains aspiring American Indian teachers

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 6:00am

A College of Menominee Nation administrator is looking for, and succeeding, in ways to retain aspiring American Indian teachers.


Once again, Wisconsin goes down to the wire with ballot counts hanging in Milwaukee, other cities

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 2:52am

Trump did worse in much of Milwaukee and Madison than he did four years ago, but did a little better in much of northern and central Wisconsin.


Wisconsin election breakdown and VoteCast survey results

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:04pm

The statewide and county breakdowns are not expected to be completed until at least Wednesday, after nearly 1.9 million absentee votes are counted.


Election roundup: Republican incumbent Jeremy Thiesfeldt wins 52nd Assembly District

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 9:58pm

Here's a roundup of results in local races in the Fond du Lac area, including the state Legislature and referendums.


'I could do a happy dance. Our voices will be heard:' Shadowed by pandemic, Wisconsin voters cast ballots in historic race

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 7:48pm

Wisconsinites capped off a dramatic and turbulent election Tuesday by going to the polls in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic.


Eden Fire Department fights 41 ditch fire

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 4:27pm

Eden Fire Department battles two fires in the east ditch of Interstate 41 near County B.


Wautoma man in custody after high speed chase through Fond du Lac County

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 4:17pm

The 23-year-old driver allegedly 'pistol whipped' a female passenger in the car during the domestic dispute at Kwik Trip in Fond du Lac.


On Election Day, Wisconsin reports new record of more than 5,700 new COVID-19 cases as crisis continues escalating

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 3:54pm

Wisconsin's average positivity rate over the last seven days hit 30.8% Tuesday as the state reported more than 50,000 people have active cases of COVID-19.


Live chat: Discuss the 2020 election with the Journal Sentinel's political coverage team

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 3:50pm

Join the Journal Sentinel's politics coverage team for a live chat to discuss the election and Wisconsin's place in the national political landscape.


Still have an absentee ballot? It's not too late to use it in Wisconsin; here's what to do

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 3:49pm

Voters with unsubmitted absentee ballots can still turn them in but should check with local officials about where. Or they can vote in person.


Election Day in Fond du Lac, 2020

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 9:26am

Voters at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds' Expo Center saw short lines, plenty of space for social distancing early Tuesday morning.