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Wisconsin reports 400 new cases of COVID-19, 3 more deaths

May. 24, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported 400 new cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths. The Department of Health Services update shows that the number of COVID19 cases across the state is 15,277. The total number of hospitalizations was 2,315, an increase of 23 from...

Wisconsin tops 500 in number of deaths due to COVID-19

May. 23, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has gone over 500 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, according to state Department of Health Services figures released Saturday. The report showed 481 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 14,877, and an additional 11 deaths, for a total of 507. Two news deaths were reported in...

Members of the Leslie J. Lee American Legion Post 85 buy and sell morel mushrooms each spring, usually at the community center, but because the center is closed due to COVID-19 they set up on a former used car lot in Muscoda, Wis., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Dry, cool spring leaves Wisconsin town desperate for morels

May. 23, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MUSCODA, Wis. (AP) — The rectangular wooden block is a little bit bigger than a deck of cards. The idea is to blow through the hole at one end to make a sound that is inaudible to the human ear but wakes a slumbering morel mushroom. Use it in the right spot, and the tasty and much-sought-after fungus will...

In this 2017 photo, Carter Broton celebrates in front of a group of fans after scoring a goal for the Owatonna High School boys hockey team at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minn. When attempting to define Carter's path that led him back to his hometown, back to organized hockey, and back to realistic aspirations of continuing his playing career at the next level, words like inspiring, incredible, heartwarming and, yes, painful would all be accurate, but only if used in conjunction.  (Jon Weisbrod/The People's Press via AP)

Inspired by sister, Owatonna's Carter Broton resumes hockey

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — As a first-year junior hockey player that laced up skates exactly once in a two-year span directly following his graduation from Owatonna High School in 2017, Carter Broton’s journey to becoming a future college athlete could best be described as unconventional, at least...

Nature preserve will honor Quinney family farm

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) — Richard Quinney is determined not to let the story of his family farm disappear. Sometime this summer, he will make sure a sign goes up off Quinney Road, noting the spot in Walworth County where his great-grandparents settled in 1868. Three years ago, Richard sold most of the 160-acre...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Marquette's Brendan Bailey, left, drives against Xavier's Paul Scruggs (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game  in Cincinnati. Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro career. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

F Brendan Bailey leaving Marquette to pursue pro career

May. 22, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette forward Brendan Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro career. Bailey had entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft in April but still had the option of returning to school. Bailey and Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced...

Wisconsin inmates fear overcrowded prisons during pandemic

May. 22, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mia White, an inmate at the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, has numerous health problems including an enlarged heart, which makes it hard to breathe. But when her doctor recommended, she leave the prison to get medical care, White refused — fearful of being placed into...

Report: La Crosse County Jail inmate died of natural causes

May. 22, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — An investigation found that a La Crosse County Jail inmate who was found dead in his cell in February died of natural causes, authorities said Friday. The La Crosse Police Department investigated the death of 57-year-old Jeffrey Nottestad of Hixton. An autopsy was conducted at Mayo...

State parks to resume hours, bathrooms open next month

May. 22, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State parks will resume normal hours this weekend but visitors won't have access to bathrooms until early next month, the Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The parks have been operating with reduced daily hours and have been closed completely on Wednesdays as the state...