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Wisconsin voters casting an absentee ballot in the Tuesday, April 7, election have until 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, to return the ballot to their local municipal clerk, following a judicial ruling issued Thursday, April 2.

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Due to the public health emergency related to COVID-19, the city of Monona will combine all polling locations on election day. All Monona voters wishing to cast a ballot Tuesday, April 7, can do so at the Monona Community Center, 1011 Nichols Road.

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The COVID-19 coronavirus may have shut down large pieces of the economy, but there is no stopping local residents from making due through a series of creative outlets and random acts of kindness.

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Sun Prairie resident Dave Voeck sat at the bar of the Green Lantern Restaurant in McFarland on Friday afternoon awaiting his takeout order of fish, noodles and chicken strips. He was buying the food for himself and a friend who takes care of his dog. A restaurant regular, Voeck enjoys gettin…

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Many people are newly or temporarily unemployed. If you have had your hours reduced at work or if you are out of work, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance.

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Thanks to those who have given blood over the past couple of weeks, and who have scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross says it is meeting immediate patient needs.

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Spring break usually brings to mind vacations and a week away from school. The fight against the spread of COVID-19 is giving a new look to the 2020 spring break.

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A few days before Gov. Tony Evers issued his safer-at-home order and closed all non-essential businesses, the trio of owners at Doundrins Distilling in Cottage Grove had already decided to close their doors.

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The COVID-19 pandemic began reshuffling Dianna Malkowski’s life last week. That was when Ascension Medical Group Jackson Street in Oshkosh, where she works as a physician assistant, asked her to start rescheduling patient appointments.

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Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) claim Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson sent out incorrect legal advice to voters.

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The village of McFarland has taken several steps to continue to keep the public and its employees safe while continuing to deliver essential services within the community. On Tuesday, March 17, the village board declared a local emergency following suit from the federal, state and county gov…

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Both federal and Wisconsin income tax payment and return due dates are automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Wisconsin law will automatically extend time and waive interest and penalties for taxpayers due to a presidentially declared disaster.

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Dane County Clerks Scott McDonell said voters can request an absentee ballot for the April 7 election without showing a valid ID.

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The Herald-Independent and McFarland Thistle and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.

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Public Health Madison & Dane County is confirming the first Dane County death associated with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The individual was in their late 70s.

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With the safer-at-home order in effect from Wednesday, March 25, through Friday, April 24, there are limits and changes to city of Madison operations.

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Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, in response to Wisconsin Department of Health Services safer-at-home order, the city of Monona will modify certain services and limit access to city facilities to protect the health of city employees and the public.

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Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.

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With all the businesses shutting their doors against the spread of COVID-19 and workers getting unemployment checks instead of paychecks, it’s no surprise the local food pantries have already seen more requests for their services.

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Life has come to a standstill for many. Fears of COVID-19 or coronavirus have forced schools and businesses in McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove to close. Sporting events, parades and concerts in those communities have been cancelled. New decisions on how to control the virus have come eve…

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has forced postponement of two mission trips by members of McFarland Lutheran Church. Trips to Uganda and Puerto Rico were scheduled to leave this month. Both trips are being rescheduled.

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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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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue updates to the previous order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people.

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All AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and most IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites in Wisconsin are closed until further notice, due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in the Wisconsin vi…

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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced 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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While some residents may find empty shelves when it comes to buying toilet paper, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District reminds residents to not flush baby wipes or so-called “flushable” wipes. These products do not break down in the sewer system and can cause blockages in your home’s s…

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Restrictions on mass public gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19 vary from state to state, and it is causing the immediate cancellation or delay of concerts, major sporting events, theater productions, marathons, fairs and festivals.

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Here is a running list of business closings, event cancellations and programming affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Gov. Tony Evers 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, hotels, m…

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Churches, government, schools, businesses and other entities are all affected by the COVID-19 virus, leaving little that isn’t touched by the contagious disease.