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On April 2 and 3, the Powerball Product Group and Mega Millions Consortium announced changes that are needed to ensure ticket sales can support the jackpots and other prizes. Effective this week, jackpot amounts and increases will be determined based on game sales and interest rates on a dra…

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MADISON – Following new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) are notifying the state’s farmers a…

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Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order 73 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot …

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Both federal and Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are automatically extended to July 15,. Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.

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As of March 25, there are 585 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin, with one case already recovered. Statewide, six individuals have died due to complications related to COVID-19. There are a total of 6 confirmed positive cases in Rock County. The Rock County Public…

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The Department of Natural Resources will suspend in-person County Deer Advisory Council meetings planned for discussing this year’s deer season antlerless permit recommendations and will instead use a call-in format. Meeting dates and times [PDF] have not changed, and meetings remain open to…

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UW System President Ray Cross announced last week that all UW System institutions will refund the prorated charges for housing and dining for the remainder of the spring semester for students who have vacated their respective universities.

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As many concerts, theater performances, sporting events, and other events are being canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding consumers of the tips and resources available below and on the agency’s web…

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The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) and several partner agencies are temporarily modifying service delivery approaches to help protect customers and staff in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is encouraging people to go online for faster service delivery. DWD’s Unemployment Insurance Division is experiencing heavy call volume and longer than normal wait times.

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 Gov. Tony Evers on March 22 directed the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to suspend administrative rules relating to hours of instruction, student teacher assessments, and general flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency. A copy of the order is here.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Open Government (OOG) continues to prepare additional information in response to inquiries as to the applicability of the Wisconsin’s open meetings law in light of current public health concerns regarding COVID-19.

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MADISON — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers today confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County.

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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.

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A Milton woman is among six finalists to be the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Saturday.

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child care, hot…

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Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman March 13 reminded Wisconsin employers that Wisconsin’s Work-Share program is available to businesses who experience slowdowns that require a reduction in staff. Wisconsin’s Work-Share program helps Wisconsin businesses keep skilled…

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The Rock County Public Health office is working remotely effective Monday, March 16. This will enable us to ensure the health of our workforce while we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation. Essential operations will continue as usual, except we will all not be physically co-located.…

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Gov. Tony Evers Monday directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 people or more statewide to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A copy of Secretary-designee Palm's order can be found here.

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As the spread of Covid-19 puts businesses on alert, Wisconsin DMV reminds customers that the majority of people do not need to visit a DMV for vehicle services. Renewing license plates, changing address, titling a new vehicle, ordering a duplicate driver license or ID card and more can all b…

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MADISON — Twenty-nine Wisconsin residents who were aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that docked at the Port of Oakland in California last week were safely transported back to Wisconsin late Sunday night, where Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard were waiting to transpo…

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Described by several members of the UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble and their conductor, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Warhawk Marching Band Director Glenn C. Hayes, as a dream come true, the 53-member ensemble played on Tuesday, March 10, at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

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Dr. Robert Golden, chairman of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board, sat in front of a sea of fed-up nurses as he tried to wrap up an agenda item at a board meeting in Madison.

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It’s a lucky day for library patrons! Now they can find in-demand ebooks available to borrow immediately with the WI Digital Library’s Lucky Day Collection. Over 2,475 unique titles can be found, borrowed and read on a first-come, first-served basis through the Libby app or the OverDrive app…

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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a public health emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing the Department of Health Services (DHS) to use all the resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak. Just this week, Wisconsin has had 5 new cases of COVID-19 and …

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Fond du Lac County Health Department, and Waukesha County Public Health Department announced today that a fourth, fifth, and sixth person have tested positive for COVID-19 in our state.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today that a third person has tested positive for COVID-19. The person was exposed while traveling in the United States and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working…

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During the K-9 Veterans Day celebration held at the American Legion Post 166 Sunday, Jerry Witt — War Dogs Milwaukee member, veteran and Vietnam K-9 handler of two Army scout dogs, “Skip,” a German Shepherd/Collie mix who was killed in action, and “Satan,” a black lab — introduced his friend…

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Some 60 participants, including K-9 veterans, active and retired K-9 dogs and handlers, and those that came out to support them, attended Wisconsin’s 6th Annual K-9 Veterans Day celebration held Sunday at the American Legion Post 166 in Fort Atkinson.

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Work is expected to start this week at the I-39/90 and US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange in Madison. Crews will reconfigure the Beltline interchange as part of the I-39/90 Expansion Project improvements. Four new bridges will be built to move the northbound Interstate alignment adjacent to I-3…

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Wisconsin’s 6th Annual K-9 Veterans Day, recognized statewide as March 13, was celebrated Sunday at the American Legion Post 166, 201 S. Water St., followed by a wreath-placing ceremony at the Fort Atkinson K-9 Memorial monument in McCoy Park.