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Now Official: Summerfest is Outright Canceled

The lakeside festival that draws hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Milwaukee each summer has been canceled after it was earlier moved to September. Summerfest officials said today that out of an “abundance of caution” for fans, artists, vendors and staff, the event will not take place this year. Summerfest CEO Don Smiley says…read more »

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2020 Jefferson County Fair Canceled Amid Public Health Concerns

Jefferson, WI – Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on community health and well-being, the 2020 Jefferson County Fair has been cancelled. “The impact of the fair’s cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration,” said Amy Listle, Fair Director. After seeking guidance from the Jefferson County Health…read more »

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Man Shot by Watertown Officer During Traffic Stop

Authorities are investigating after an officer shot a man in Watertown on Sunday night. The shooting happened during a traffic stop at the corner of Church Street and Jefferson Road. Police pulled a man over for a burnt-out taillight. Officers had been looking for the man to question him about his involvement in a domestic…read more »

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Wisconsin State Fair Canceled for First Time Since 1945

The Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation announced this morning marks the first time since 1945 that the 169-year-old annual tradition will not take place. The move was widely expected given the cancellation of state fairs across the country and most major events, including Summerfest in Milwaukee. Fair…read more »

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Changes May Be Coming To Wisconsin Voting Process

Wisconsin officials are working on a host of changes to the absentee voting process as they prepare for a crush of mail-in ballots this November. The state Elections Commission is set to consider a new staff report at a meeting Wednesday that projects nearly two-thirds of all ballots cast in November will come through the…read more »

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In Wisconsin- $1B For Testing, Contact Tracing, Emergency COVID-19 Operations

The State of Wisconsin will use more than a billion dollars in federal money to pay for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and emergency operations during the pandemic.  Governor Tony Evers says the effort will be funding by the CARES Act.  Tuesday, Evers said, “Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order may have ended, but our all-out war…read more »