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Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported At Wisconsin Colleges

MILWAUKEE, WI — As students enter their second week of classes, positive coronavirus cases have been on the rise in UW-Madison, which has shut down in-person instruction for two weeks and has issued quarantine orders for multiple dorms and Greek organizations. University officials across the state are seeing safety plans in action, and are reporting […]

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23 Carthage professors cut in cost-cutting move

KENOSHA, WI — Carthage College is cutting two departments and is parting ways with 23 professors in a cost-cutting move, the university announced. “Like colleges across the country, Carthage is facing very serious financial challenges due to the changing higher education landscape — challenges only accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting shut-down of the […]

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Harley-Davidson cuts 700 jobs

MILWAUKEE, WI — Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to cut about 700 global positions and announced the immediate departure of one of its top executives in a restructuring plan the company is calling a “rewire.” In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission posted Thursday, Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson officials said they approved the plan June 28 […]

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Horlick High School Confederate soldier mascot removal petition circulates

RACINE, WI — Racine Horlick High School has had a Confederate soldier mascot for more than 70 years, and a petition is circulating to get the mascot changed. Former Horlick High School student Shannon Campion has started a petition on to throw the Horlick Rebel — a scarlet-and-gray-clad confederate soldier — into the dustbin […]

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Wisconsin’s Unemployment Crisis: Why so many are still waiting

MILWAUKEE, WI — Unemployment has hit Wisconsin residents hard. So hard that DeiDra Blakley sat on the floor of her Milwaukee apartment on Wednesday counting the loose change she saves in a jar. Blakely has been out of work for more than 13 weeks, and despite applying for unemployment insurance benefits in Wisconsin, she has […]

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2 charged in gang-related shooting at North Beach

RACINE, WI — Two teens were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Monday following a gang-related shooting where five people were injured at North Beach. Police say, however, more people were likely involved. Thomas Burton, 17, and Dashari Watson, 18, were charged with five counts of first-degree reckless injury, and one count of first-degree recklessly endangering […]

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American flag in tatters

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI — Even the 340 pounds of fabric couldn’t stand up to high winds that made up the largest free-flying American flag Tuesday. It’s known as the Acuity Flag, and flies atop a 400-foot-tall flagpole at the Acuity Insurance headquarters in Sheboygan Falls. It covers nearly 10,000 square feet, weighs about 340 pounds, […]