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Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 6/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/04/2020

June 4, 2020

There has not been a state media briefing for a while, but one will be held today at 1:30 PM.  Featured speakers will be

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor
  • Patricia Golden, DO, Ascension Medical Group, Milwaukee

Wisconsin DHS Media Briefing for 6/4/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 6/04/2020

June 4, 2020

There has not been a state media briefing for a few weeks, but one will be held today at 1:30 PM.  Featured speakers will be

  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases   
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor
  • Patricia Golden, DO, Ascension Medical Group, Milwaukee

Wisconsin State Park campgrounds opening June 10

Father and Son Camping
June 4, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is opening the State Park Campground system on June 10. Several precautions are being taken to improve the safety of the campgrounds and reservation system.

Park offices will remain closed to the public, signs will be placed throughout the campground giving advice on COVID-19 safety, and an automated touchless check-in system has been implemented. 

George Floyd Protest today in Menomonie

Menomonie Protest photo

Menomonie, WI George Floyd Protest 6/3/2020

June 3, 2020

There will be a protest for the death of George Floyd today in downtown Menomonie, at the corner of Broadway and Main.

Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling Hours expanded

Dunn County Waste Hours
June 2, 2020

Collection hours at the Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling collection sites have changed. The sites which had been previously closed after the start of the pandemic have been re-opened, and hours at the main site on Highway 29 have been expanded. 

In other changes, there will be no Clean Sweep event in Dunn County this year.

Dunn County COVID-19 Health Alert and Information

KT Gallagher
June 2, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department has released a Health Alert and more information in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and Dunn County. 

Governor Evers statement on racism and George Floyd

Gov. Evers: We Must Confront Society's Comfort with Racism

June 2, 2020

Governor Evers this morning released a video statement on the death of George Floyd, the protests, and the unacceptable use of force. He called for the passage of Assembly Bill 1012 on excessive use of force in policing.

DNR Revises High Capacity Well Review Process In Response To Action by Attorney General Kaul

Lake Beulah
June 2, 2020

The Wisconsin DNR today announced that they will change their rules for considering the effects of high-capacity wells. The administrative rules on high-capacity wells have been a sore point for years in Wisconsin. The focal point of this has been the high-cap well that is near Lake Beulah in Walworth County. This well was the subject of litigation that was drawn out over many years. 

Opinion

WFU calls for national effort to address racism, systemic oppression

Darin VonRuden
June 2, 2020

The killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd – the latest instance in a long and disturbing history of systemic oppression towards people of color – underscores the urgent need for racial justice and equity in America, according to Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).

WFU calls for national effort to address racism, systemic oppression

June 1, 2020

The killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd – the latest instance in a long and disturbing history of systemic oppression towards people of color – underscores the urgent need for racial justice and equity in America, according to Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).

Jeff Smith - Be the Change We Need

State Sen. Jeff Smith
June 1, 2020

In the months since Wisconsin has been impacted by COVID-19, we’ve all thought about the day that our lives will begin to return to normal. It’s an understandable thought to have. After all, the pandemic has forced us to make changes in nearly every aspect of our lives.

 

But this calls into question, what does “normal” really mean?

 

Press Releases and more

Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Illinois Man With Traveling To Minnesota To Riot, Possession Of Explosive Devices

June 1, 2020

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal criminal complaint against MATTHEW LEE RUPERT, 28, charging him with civil disorder, carrying on a riot, and possession of unregistered destructive devices. RUPERT, who was taken into federal custody earlier today in Chicago, Illinois, will make his initial appearance later today before Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Illinois.

Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Available in Wisconsin Under Extended Benefit Program

May 29, 2020

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Caleb Frostman announced today that, due to an increase in the state's unemployment rate, Wisconsin triggered onto the Extended Benefit (EB) program, which provides additional unemployment benefits to those who exhaust previous benefits, effective May 17, 2020.

Gov. Evers Announces $200 Million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" Program

Gov. Tony Evers
May 27, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the launch of the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, a $200 million effort aimed at helping local leaders address some of their most urgent and unique COVID-19 recovery needs. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Routes to Recovery Grants will be allocated to every Wisconsin county, city, village, town and federally recognized tribe.

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