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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2020 Watch: Can Trump avoid blame amid deaths, weak economy?

Apr. 6, 2020 5:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Wisconsin primary: 1 Days to general election: 211 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump has entered the most critical stretch of his presidency. Each move he makes to...

‘Many good memories’: Alumni group to disband

Apr. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) — Meet a group of people who loved getting together, not virtually, but in the flesh. By one estimate, they loved it so much they did it every Monday morning for more than 50 years. The group called itself Delavan High School and Delavan- Darien High School Alumni & Friends. Last...

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, Rita Parr, owner of Parr's Hardware in Eau Claire, WI., stands behind the counter on. As a COVID-19 precaution, the store recently halved its hours and moved exclusively to curbside orders. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Hardware store weighs health with decrease in business

Apr. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Rita Parr recognizes most customers who walk into her store. As owner of Parr’s Hardware for 32 years, she has known many of the shoppers for decades, which comes in handy when people have a particular question or need guidance on a specific project. “Almost everybody...

Masked National Guard unit members walk near a tent next to Sunny Ridge nursing home, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Sheboygan, Wis. A second person has died in a coronavirus outbreak at Sunny Ridge nursing home in Sheboygan, county health officials said Sunday.  (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

2nd person dies in virus outbreak at Sheboygan nursing home

Apr. 5, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

A second person has died in a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in Sheboygan, county health officials said Sunday. The death at Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was announced as the Wisconsin National Guard arrived to begin testing all staff and more than 90 residents. The Sheboygan Press...

This April 4, 2020, photo provided by the Dane County, Wis., Sheriff's Office shows Ali'jah Larrue. Police say a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband were shot to death at the school’s arboretum near the Madison campus, and Larrue, a second teenage suspect in the killings, has been arrested. (Dane County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Wisconsin doctor, husband

Apr. 5, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin physician and her husband whose bodies were found at the school's arboretum near the Madison campus were shot to death, and a second teenage suspect in the killings has been arrested, police said. Police said Saturday that they arrested Ali’jah Larrue,...

Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

Apr. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee voting period for Wisconsin's spring primary, an election unfolding amid public health fears due to the coronavirus. The groups argue that a federal judge's order this week extending...

After 165 years, Rockford's paper to be printed out of town

Apr. 5, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — After Monday, residents in the northern Illinois community of Rockford will for the first time since before the Civil War will be reading their local paper that's printed outside the city. The Rockford Register Star reported that Gannett, which owns the paper, is moving printing...

A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

Apr. 4, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ruling this week that...

Report: COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin up 19 from previous day

Apr. 4, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An update issued Saturday by the Wisconsin Department of Human Services shows an increase of 19 COVID-19 deaths from the previous day's report, raising the total number of deaths from the virus to 56. The department summary lists a total of 2,112 positive tests for COVID-19, a jump of 196...

Cooperative offers stressed dairy farmers incentive to quit

Apr. 4, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — WSAW A Wisconsin creamery cooperative is offering dairy farmers an incentive to quit an industry stung first by years of low milk prices and then by the coronavirus. A letter from the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery board of directors to members offers to pay their equity in the...