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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. On Friday, based on active monitoring of the data-based metrics outlined in the plan, an order has been issued that moves Dane County into P…

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Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.

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Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.

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In early April Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation joined with other philanthropic businesses and announced a gift of $100,000 to United Way’s Dane County Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund. That gift pushed them over the $1 million mark, providing food, shelter, security, counseling, …

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MADISON, Wisconsin (May 13, 2020) – It is with great sadness that the Dane County Fair Association, Inc. announces the cancellation of the 2020 Dane County Fair due to COVID-19. Recently, a State of Emergency was declared for Dane County until at least July 15, 2020, and the Alliant Energy C…

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MADISON, Wisconsin (May 13, 2020) – It is with great sadness that the Dane County Fair Association, Inc. announces the cancellation of the 2020 Dane County Fair due to COVID-19. Recently, a State of Emergency was declared for Dane County until at least July 15, 2020, and the Alliant Energy C…

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard will be supporting two new community-based testing sites in Milwaukee and in Madison. This is part of a series of efforts by the DHS and the Wisconsin National Guard to wo…

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County Executive Joe Parisi joined Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, County Treasurer Adam Gallagher, members of the County Board, and other local elected officials Monday to announce that Dane County will give local units of government the flexibility to delay the due date for property tax…

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined community partners Thursday at the Alliant Energy Center to announce that $3 million in county funds will go to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to help acquire food for Dane County food pantries over the next 90 days. The county will also…

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Following the release this week of the 2020 Dane County Climate Action Plan (CAP), County Executive Joe Parisi announced today that Dane County has purchased land to build an additional large solar project and achieve 100% renewable electricity status for the County’s operations. This newest…

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DeForest resident and Waunakee native Jamie Adams is one of nine Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) employees working to get personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hands of Wisconsin medical personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined community partners to announce the first climate action plan, which sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 50% county-wide by 2030 and puts the county on a path to be carbon-neutral by 2050. The 2020 Dane County Climate Action Plan…

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Today, County Executive Joe Parisi announced that Dane County has invested more than $1.8 million in services to support individuals experiencing homelessness since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts have included reserving hotel rooms to help create proper social distancing, …

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has elevated fear among people afraid of catching the disease and facing uncertain circumstances. Constant worrying may have a negative impact on how we sleep as thoughts of coronavirus continually linger inside our heads.

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has elevated fear among people afraid of catching the disease and facing uncertain circumstances. Constant worrying may have a negative impact on how we sleep as thoughts of coronavirus continually linger inside our heads.

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In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, while people are cooped up inside to remain healthy, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is offering online activities to inspire travel plans for the future and virtually explore the state’s natural wonders.

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In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, while people are cooped up inside to remain healthy, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is offering online activities to inspire travel plans for the future and to virtually explore the state’s natural wonders.

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In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, while people are cooped up inside to remain healthy, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is offering online activities to inspire travel plans for the future and virtually explore the state’s natural wonders.

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Gov. Tony Evers Thursday directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and suppor…

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Today, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), the agency that manages the Common School Fund, made a special distribution of $5.25 million in additional aid for public school libraries to address distance learning needs during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the state treas…

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.

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Although the depths of winter have passed, this is the season when we northerners really feel the cabin fever. Gone are the freshly groomed tracks on the ski trails and dry, fluffy drifts. Now the weather alternates between slush and sleet. Warm days are lovely, of course, but they make the …

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Gov. Tony Evers is reminding Wisconsinites to follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), urging the public to stay home as much as they are able.

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COVID-19 news is ever changing. As new cases are announced and daily life is impacted, stay up-to-date online at www.hngnews.com or www.cdc.gov. or other local public health officials outlets.

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Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subse…

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(From left) Director of Dane County Emergency Management Charles Tubbs, County Executive Joe Parisi, Westport Administrator Tom Wilson and Town Finance Manager Bob Anderson take part in a Feb. 27 check presentation.  During the event, county reps presented the town with a check for $25,321. …

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UW Health has updated the public on its preparedness plan for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Dr. Nasia Safdar, Medical Director for Infection Control and Prevention at UW Health and Dr. Jeffrey Pothof, Chief Quality Officer at UW Health, discussed the status of COVID-19 and efforts to deal with pot…

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Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney has announced the release of the organization’s new smartphone application. This app will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Dane County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphon…