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Milwaukee council approves mandatory masks in public

Jul. 13, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wearing a face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be mandatory in Milwaukee until an ordinance approved Monday by the city council. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the council also unanimously adopted a separate proposal to provide free masks to city...

Environmental groups question Enbridge pipeline hearing

Jul. 13, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

A coalition of environmental groups are complaining that the state Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing on Enbridge Inc.’s plans to reroute a northern Wisconsin pipeline prematurely. Enbridge’s Line 5 runs from Superior to Ontario. The company has agreed to remove about 12 miles of...

A statue of Civil War hero Hans Christian Heg is seen on March 11, 2020, outside the Wisconsin state Capitol, in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants are imploring state officials to repair and reinstall the man's statue outside the state Capitol after demonstrators ripped it down during a wild night of protests against police racism last month. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants want statue restored

Jul. 13, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin abolitionist's descendants are imploring state officials to repair and reinstall the man's statue outside the state Capitol after demonstrators ripped it down during a wild night of protests against police racism last month. Col. Hans Christian Heg’s great-great...

UW supports federal lawsuit over international student rule

Jul. 13, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin supports a multi-state lawsuit filed Monday challenging the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, interim system president Tommy Thompson said. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is one of 18 attorneys general that...

In this image from video, Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)

Wisconsin congressman blames coughing fit on dry throat

Jul. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin congressman whose coughing fit at the state Republican Party convention drew widespread attention because masks were not required at the event was suffering from nothing more than a dry throat, his campaign said Monday. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, 65, began coughing...

Woman biking in Columbia County struck and killed

Jul. 13, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

OTSEGO, Wis. (AP) — A woman on a bike has been struck and killed in Columbia County, according to sheriff's officials. A 58-year-old woman was biking on county Highway B Sunday morning when she was struck by a Honda Civic near the town of Otsego. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a University...

Senior exercise group finds ways to stay fit during pandemic

Jul. 13, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — For Marilyn Nieckarz, daily classes at the YMCA were a staple in maintaining both her fitness level and her friendships. So when the facility shut down this spring due to COVID-19, she and her senior cohorts had to find ways to get creative with their beloved morning routine. Now,...

Chris Schemm waits for large bone-in ribeye steak reach the correct temperature while grilling them in a Big Green Egg in his backyard, June 17, 2020, in Lawrence, Wis. (Sarah Kloepping/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP)

Nurse practitioner's food pics build social media following

Jul. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When Chris Schemm fires up his Big Green Egg he’s cooking for his family — plus 10,000. His wife, two daughters and son feast on the food. His Instagram followers feast on the photos. His @titletowngriller Instagram feed is stuffed with pictures and videos of classic...

Authorities release names of 2 of 3 Wisconsin fire victims

Jul. 12, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin have released the names of two of three people who died in a house fire on Friday night. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd on Sunday identified the two men who died as 76-year-old Merrill Tande and 49-year-old Christopher Rouse. A 6-year-old girl also...

IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist reacts after winning auto race two of the REV Group Grand Prix, Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Rosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victory

Jul. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon’s win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along. Felix Rosenqvist overtook Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career win Sunday in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. Rosenqvist became...