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Firefighters respond to house fire in Fond du Lac County town of Friendship

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 5:03pm

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office said authorities believe the fire was caused by negligent handling of burning materials.


Convicted murdered Dennis Brantner sentenced to 7 years in prison in appealed drug case

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 1:50pm

Brantner is currently serving his drug sentence and will begin his 10-year sentence for the Beck murder in February 2023.


'I shot two white kids': New records detail Kyle Rittenhouse's surrender to hometown cops, path of AR-15 rifle used in Kenosha

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 8:59am

The assault-style rifle used in the shooting was purchased by an 18-year-old friend of Rittenhouse.


LGBTQ History Month: How LGBTQ community organizations, clinics were the vanguard in Wisconsin during the AIDS epidemic

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 8:45am

LGBTQ History Month: Due to early activism and forward-thinking state leadership, Wisconsin was able to mobilize and address the AIDS epidemic.


Fond du Lac's warming shelter set to open Nov. 1 at Salvation Army

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 7:09am

The warming shelter's most immediate need this season is cleaning supplies.


13 things to know about John Holiday of 'The Voice,' Packers fans won't let COVID-19 keep them from games: Stories you loved

Sat, 10/31/2020 - 7:02am

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 nears 5,000 positive COVID tests since pandemic began, Dodge nears 4,500

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 5:15pm

Fond du Lac County's total positive case count is now up to 4,952, as of the 2 p.m. Friday update.


Trump and Biden courting the Hmong vote in Wisconsin, other swing states

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 4:30pm

"I think this is the first year the party itself is strategically or officially reaching out ... to the Asian community in Wisconsin," said Chia Vang.


Five days in Wisconsin: More than 20,000 positive coronavirus tests, nearly 200 deaths

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:57pm

Wisconsin, with a population of fewer than 6 million, is experiencing one of the worst and sustained outbreaks in the country. New cases are topping those in states with double the population.


Joe Biden, Donald Trump focus on battleground Wisconsin during today's appearances

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:27pm

Donald Trump will be in Green Bay and Joe Biden in Milwaukee as the candidates work for votes in the Badger State on the same day for the first time.


State veterans homes avoided COVID for months, but now the second surge of infections is hitting veterans

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:25pm

Though Wisconsin's three veterans homes avoided COVID for months, the second surge is affecting veterans and staff.


Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre endorses President Donald Trump days before election

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 9:32am

Favre's endorsement came months after the Hall of Fame quarterback played golf with Trump at one of the president's golf clubs in New Jersey.


President Donald Trump returns to Green Bay area on Friday to rally supporters in key Wisconsin region

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 8:08am

Trump will speak at 2:30 p.m. at Austin Straubel International Airport, his third stop in Wisconsin within the past week.


Evers asks Supreme Court to expedite lawsuit over capacity limits for bars, restaurants

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 5:58am

Attorneys for Gov. Tony Evers are asking the Supreme Court to quickly resolve whether Evers can issue emergency orders during the pandemic.


Waushara County DA, appointed in April, gone since June and on ballot Tuesday

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 5:38pm

The District Attorney for Waushara County ghosted the job just two months after Gov. Tony Evers appointed her to the $100,000 post.


Three Fond du Lac County residents died Wednesday of COVID-19, death toll reaches 22

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 3:18pm

This marks October as the county's deadliest month so far, since the first COVID-19 death on March 19.


Wisconsin reports 4,800 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths as crisis continues to worsen

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 2:37pm

The average number of new daily cases over the last seven days is 4,128, a record high. Two months ago, the seven-day average was six times smaller.


Neighbor alerts homeowners to house on fire along Bank Street, in Fond du Lac

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 12:02pm

The home suffered extensive damage, but the quick actions of the neighbor alerted the occupants, preventing what could have been more loss.


As COVID-19 continues to disrupt life, young adults face high stress, isolation and grief

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 12:00pm

The pandemic has taken a toll on college students and mental health providers alike.


New Spectrum store opens in Fond du Lac with full array of phone, internet services

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:48am

Spectrum has added a new location on Rolling Meadows Drive where customers can add, pay for or adjust their internet, television or mobile services.