When Fall River-based Robbins Manufacturing laid off David Ficke on March 29, the welder followed in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites during the coronavirus pandemic. He filed an initial unemployment claim, hoping it would help him survive a shutdown of much of the sta…
Jalen Knuteson ended a 34-month tenure with the Daily Jefferson County Union on Thursday. Knuteson was the sports editor at the Daily Union, as well as the Lake Mills Leader and Cambridge News sports editor.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Angela Shelf Medearis runs a non-profit social services organization in Austin, Texas, that has been swamped during the COVID-19 crisis. She is taking a break from her cooking column to focus her energies on helping those in need. In the meantime, we will run some of her favor…
Law enforcement has been the biggest expense for Wisconsin municipalities over the last three decades. Communities spent about $1.28 billion on law enforcement in 2018, up from $353 million in 1986, an increase of 262% in raw dollars and nearly 60% after accounting for inflation. On a per-ca…