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For the first time in ten weeks, I sang this week with live musicians.

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It is a tradition for Chinese families that during Chinese New Year the family would get together and feast. Almost like Thanksgiving here in the States, but the feast would last for days.

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A month from now, it will be interesting to see how many of the customers who crowded into Wisconsin bars without masks the moment their local government leaders lifted the taverns' restrictions have caught the coronavirus ... and how many have died. It's morbid, but so is the trade-off that…

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When I was attending college, I was just amazed how many holidays there were. In a sense, it was great, as we didn’t have any classes; a day to loaf around not doing anything. Then the world turned when I started working in a restaurant.

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New York is the greatest city in the world. It also is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Let's take one of those magical trips down memory lane, way back to 1939. One of the popular tunes back then was "Wishing (Will Make It So)."

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The unincorporated town of Northfield is located in the northwest corner of Jackson County where Interstate 94 exits at Wisconsin Highway 121 between Osseo and Hixton, 34 miles southeast of Eau Claire.

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The sum of a bunch of random pieces is a whole.

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My knuckles are raw from sanitizer. No amount of good lotion seems to fix that.

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One lesson that has been driven home during the current global pandemic is how interdependent and global our economy is. That’s clearly evident with agriculture; the glut of dairy products caused by a steep decline in demand from the restaurant and food-industry sector has sent prices plumme…

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The COVID-19 pandemic began causing traffic on Wisconsin’s roads to plummet even before the governor’s Safer at Home order was issued on March 24. Traffic counts were dropping in all parts of the state, not just hard-hit areas. The decline has potential implications for public health, the ec…

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"My liberty ends where yours begins." There's some dispute over who first said a variation of this, but do you really care? The point should be as obvious as, say, "Don't ingest household disinfectants."

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Among all Wisconsin local governments, its counties are likely to face the greatest fiscal challenges during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. They are the only ones that receive significant sales tax revenues and, due to the health programs they provide, are the most likely to see increas…

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It was a mixture of relief and regret as I watched the cattle trailer pull out of our driveway — relief that I was able to find a good buyer for some of our last Scottish Highland cows but regret that we were essentially exiting the cow business.

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There is Twitter and there is Nitwitter. You decide which this is as the president of the United States was tweeting why he didn't hold his daily coronavirus briefing:

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Rummage sales are a staple of summer. Early Saturday mornings spent traversing local neighborhoods, coffee in hand, looking for treasure.

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If fewer people go hungry from job loss and other pandemic-related causes, and if we continue to have local access to a variety of safe and healthy food choices, we will have succeeded on at least one point in 2020.

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While revenues for Wisconsin municipalities will likely be hit hard by the COVID-19 economic shutdown, compared to other states local governments here may see at least some benefits from their heavy reliance on property taxes and state aids to fund public services.

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Amid all of the chaos and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, I’m hearing more and more stories of people turning to art for comfort and meaning.

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At a coronavirus task force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would -- as events proved -- get the country through its ventilator crisis.

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And in the end, in 2020, we were left with this: solemn local cemetery observances on Memorial Day and a wreath on a downtown Cambridge monument.

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19-25. One week is not long enough to show our volunteers how much we truly appreciate and thank them for their countless and unwavering dedication to the mission we serve here for all the animals that come into our care.

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With the COVID crisis, the worst-case scenario has often proven too optimistic. But here it is, for what it's worth: The loosening up of restrictions that President Donald Trump is now advocating, along with his GOP politician bootlickers and his jackboot demonstrators, would slightly dampen…