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'Born out of bars': Clubs and bars vital to northeastern Wisconsin LGBTQ community for almost 50 years now

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

For almost 50 years, Northeastern Wisconsin LGBTQ bars have played an important role in fostering a sense of community for the regions LGBTQ residents. The role continues today.


Top GOP official says cyber attackers stole $2.3 million from Republican Party of Wisconsin

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:39am

Chairman Andrew Hitt said the party discovered the attack Oct. 22 and by Friday realized $2.3 million was taken.


If you haven't already mailed back your absentee ballot, you'll want to drop it off or vote in person instead. Here's how.

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:36am

Missed the recommended cutoff to mail your ballot? Here are options to be sure your vote counts in Wisconsin's election.


Here's what happens to your absentee ballot after you send it in and before it's counted on Election Day

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:34am

No matter which office your ballot ends up at, however, one thing stays the same: Per Wisconsin law, nobody can count the ballots until Election Day.


Droughts, fires and lonely roads: Fond du Lac brothers bike to Pacific Ocean for charity

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 9:59am

Local photographer Casey French and his filmmaker brother Joey biked over 3,000 miles west and raised over $6,000 for Together FDL.


Fond du Lac County Health Department offering free radon test kits

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 9:25am

Fond du Lac County Health Department offering free radon test kits, Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.


As the crush of COVID cases continues, Wisconsin is on track to run short of ICU beds in two to six weeks

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 8:40am

On Tuesday, when the state reported a record 5,200 people tested positive, only 187 of the state's 1,469 intensive care unit beds were available.


'Every chance we have to save a life, we should': Oneida Nation chairman on new Racial Disparity Task Force

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 8:36am

Tehassi Hill is the only representative of an Indigenous nation on the newly formed task force. Here's what he hopes to accomplish.


With 70-plus types of sausage, Johnsonville Marketplace opens after pandemic caused earlier delays

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 8:24am

The opening of the retail store coincides with the company's 75th anniversary.


Coronavirus is spreading on Wisconsin reservations as some surrounding communities ignore health mandates

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 6:55am

Tribal officials are dealing with a COVID-19 surge and have implemented strict health regulations, but are frustrated by surrounding communities.


How Wisconsin HVAC company Greenheck hopes to develop the ultimate coronavirus blocker

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 6:44am

Among the technologies being tested by Greenheck Corp. to battle the coronavirus: ultraviolet light and bipolar ionization.


State Supreme Court accepts case that could wipe out Evers' emergency COVID-19 orders

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 8:52pm

The case could imperil the Democratic governor's ability to require people to wear masks and put capacity limits on bars, restaurants and stores.


State Highway 23: New lanes opened and old lanes shut down in county

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 6:55pm

State Highway 23 four-lane expansion project has opened newly finished lanes in Sheboygan County, but closed old lanes to start renovation of them.


Two people rescued from car that plunged into Fond du Lac River

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 4:57pm

Both occupants were rescued by personnel who wore special water rescue suits to safely enter the water


Advocate Aurora Health to expand Fond du Lac facility to include $67M hospital, emergency department

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 4:44pm

Expansion will create more than 100 jobs and increase access to care for area residents.


Wisconsin reports 3,800 new cases, 45 deaths and a record-high seven-day positivity rate of 27.2%

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 3:36pm

The state reported an average positivity rate over the last seven days of 27.2%, the highest ever.


Record your stories of life during the pandemic as part of new history initiative

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 2:26pm

Participation is free and requires no special equipment. All patrons need is a willingness to share their experience.


Vice President Mike Pence coming to Central Wisconsin Airport for campaign rally in Mosinee

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:41pm

The vice president's visit comes while Wisconsin sees record high cases of COVID-19 and while members of his staff have been infected.


'What we're doing now as a state isn't working': After state hits 5K new cases, Robin Vos calls for new coronavirus action

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:40pm

Vos's comments come as the state is recording thousands of new cases daily and he faces a tough reelection fight.


More than 23K absentee ballots were rejected in April; election officials expect smaller percentage to have problems in November

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:24pm

The rate of rejections has remained consistent for years, but the increase in absentee ballots means the sheer number of rejections has gone up.