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Local businesses with class B liquor licenses will have the ability to receive a two-month cost reduction when reapplying for annual the license, but it won’t be automatic. The Waterloo City Council on Thursday narrowly approved a resolution reducing the next cycle of liquor license fee paym…

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Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County released Forward Dane, a phased reopening plan for Dane County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into Phase…

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JEFFERSON — Rarely are proclamations that come at the end of Jefferson County board meetings among the most meaningful items of the sessions, but Tuesday night’s “June Is Dairy Month” declaration carried considerable weight in the current COVID-19 environment that is severely affecting area farmers.

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When the Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday voted to invalidate the Safer at Home extension order, which was in place through May 26, issued by the Department of Health Services, Public Health Madison and Dane County chose to use its local authority to continue the Safer at Home guidelines un…

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As the fight against coronavirus continues, it is integral to ensure the medical personnel on the frontlines of the pandemic have access to personal protective equipment (PPE). In order to process the offers coming into Wisconsin’s State Emergency Operations Center, at the Department of Mili…

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To say the final semester for the Class of 2020 has been disrupted by coronavirus would be an understatement – plans for graduation ceremonies are still up in the air, grading policies have been amended, all spring activities have been canceled, and home now serves as the classroom.

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With the exception of a no vote by Alderman Ron Griffin, the Waterloo City Council approved a contract agreement between the city and Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. during Thursday’s regular meeting for 2020 and 2021 exterior-only property revaluation services and an additional data …

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Nine local food projects — including one from Waterloo — have been selected to receive grants through the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) program, a competitive grant program designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s food industries by helping farms and businesses more efficiently process, market a…

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The Portland Town Board held its first meeting since February, which was conducted in a markedly different manner. Chairman Jeff Spoke and Supervisor Kurt Keach were physically present while the rest of the board chose to meet via teleconference.

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday directed the Department of Natural Resources to reopen several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.

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After holding off on making a decision on an amendment to the municipal code regarding the type of fences allowed within the community, the Waterloo City Council decided during its Thursday meeting to move forward with the original changes presented.

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An increase in the number of people undertaking massive spring cleaning projects has prompted the Town of Medina to lease an additional dumpster. The town board held a special April 14 meeting to take care of several items related to trash and recycling, many of which had been on previous agendas.

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Four days after extending the Safer at Home order to May 26, Gov. Tony Evers outlined the plan to use a phased approach to reopen the economy. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Monday issued Emergency Order #31 establishing the process and outlining th…

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The Waterloo Town Board’s monthly meeting proceeded uninterrrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, though not without minor adjustments.

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When the Marshall School Board next meets, there will be two new voices among the mix after the April 7 unofficial election results were posted Monday night. Eric Armstrong and Staci Abrahamson received the most votes of the four candidates with 676 and 643, respectively. They will be taking…

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Property owners with private lead water services may get a bit of assistance in paying for replacements; the Waterloo City Council at its Thursday meeting agreed to look at obtaining a $600,000 line of credit from Farmers & Merchants Bank to fund loans to remove the lead pipes.

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Many people are newly or temporarily unemployed. Those who have had their hours reduced at work or are out of work may qualify for Unemployment Insurance.

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Medina has cancelled several upcoming meetings in the wake of the coronavirus, though town officials are still planning to host the April 7 spring election.

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Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

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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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This year, municipal clerks won’t only be concerned about ensuring there are enough ballots, making sure voters understand the required documents needed to cast a ballot, the proper way to complete the ballot, or if technology suddenly goes down when residents determine who will represent th…

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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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MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, and is urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400.

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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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Both Waterloo and Marshall municipal offices are closed to the public until further notice. This information was recently posted on the communities' websites.

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Shortly after returning home from school one day in spring 2010, luscely Flores, who was 13 at the time, and her mother heard a knock on the door. Peering through the window, Flores’ mother saw a man holding a laptop. He wore business casual attire and a lanyard around his neck.

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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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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to restrict the size of all child care settings. Centers may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time and may not operate with more than 50 children present at a time. This order ca…

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Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm ordered a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 people or more to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. This order applies to all public and priva…

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After major discussions on a site plan for the town-owned Missouri Road property during a March 4 special meeting, it didn’t take too long for the Medina Town Board to approve the revised plan created by Keller, Inc. at its regular March 11 meeting.

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Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday 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…

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on Monday, March 16 declared a State of Emergency as county government and its partners continue to coordinate preparedness and response to the spread of COVID-19.

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Voters who reside in area 3 of the Waterloo School District will have the chance to determine who of four school board candidates will serve in three seats up for election. Newcomer Kate Lewandowski will face incumbents Matt Schneider, who was appointed to fill the opening created in the fal…

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Dane County and Operation Fresh Start are set to bolster their partnership to provide youth with the opportunity to serve on conservation crews and gain valuable natural resource and park management skills in an outdoor setting, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced March 4.

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Information regarding a recent Standards and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings report prepared for the city was presented to the Waterloo City Council during Thursday’s regular council meeting.

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“Every road needs something.”

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None of the local towns that applied for funds through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for multimodal local supplement grants received a portion of the $75 million. According to a release sent out Wednesday by the DOT, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive…

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This weekend, approximately 800 people will be taking in a comedy showcase at Waterloo Firemen’s Park featuring Charlie Berens. While attendees will be laughing at the Manitowoc Minute host’s stories and jokes on Saturday, the city’s parks department will also have a reason to smile – ticket…