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Wisconsin Voter Registration Deadline Extended to March 30

Federal Judge William Conley has issued an order changing the deadline for voter registration in Wisconsin back to March 30. This allows eight more days for voters to register in the state. The order was in response to a lawsuit from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the DNC. Other demands from the lawsuit (including dropping the need for voter ID when requesting an absentee ballot) were not responded to in the order. 

Confirmed Wisconsin COVID-19 Cases Now 281 infections, 4 Deaths


Confirmed cases in Wisconsin has risen to 281 and the number of deaths is now 4. Legislative leaders in the state today made a statement thanking healthcare workers throughout the state and agreeing with the Governor that there is no need for further shutdown orders in the state:

Gov. Evers modifies Mass Gathering Order

Governor Evers

Governor Tony Evers has modified the Executive Order controlling mass gatherings. The restrictions previously in place (including limiting gatherings to ten people or fewer) stay in place, but additions are:

WisContext - The Urgent Battle To Flatten Wisconsin's COVID-19 Curve

Over the course of a single historic week, daily life in Wisconsin and across much of the United States ground to a halt as a dangerous new virus arrived in communities across the nation. A flurry of shutdowns raced to keep up with the spread of COVID-19 and the growing realization of its looming human impact.

Music - let's try this

I know we're all feeling a little on-edge. On a personal note I have been running as fast as I can for the past week and still feel incredibly behind. There are so many things to do, and life refuses to slow down. And as things stand now I am more and more just hunkering down in the house and trying to do everything from here. I have the disturbing feeling that the smattering of life video from meetings yesterday will be the last outside reporting gig for a while.

Number of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases is 206, Third Person Has Died

have increased to 206 and a third death has been reported. The numbers will continue to increase as more testing is done and the infections spread through communities. Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Columbia Counties are now all reporting community spread of the infections.

Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling Curtailing Services

The Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be temporarily reducing services at its Connorsville, Downsville, Ridgeland, and Rock Creek Area Collection Stations until further notice in an effort to reduce the rate of COVID-19 (coronavirus) transmission and to protect the residents and employees of Dunn County.

Dunn County Closing All Offices to Public Access

All Dunn County offices will be closed to the public effective Monday March 23 until further notices as noted in a press release today from County Manager Paul Miller. Anyone needing to do business with the county should call ahead.

Dunn County departments will still be operating. Details of operations for the different departments are in the attached press release.

Dunn County Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Dunn County, WI Local Emergency Planning Meeting

A Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting was held on 3/20/2020 to discuss public issues involving the COVID-19 outbreak. Dunn County reported its first infection case on 3/19, and this discussion was about community response and planning.

Governor Evers and WIsconsin DHS COVID-19 Update

Gov. Tony Evers

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 3/20/2020

Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services will share an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state at 2 PM.

Governor Evers Confirms Two Deaths in Wisconsin From COVID-19

Governor Tony Evers

Late yesterday Governor Tony Evers confirmed that two COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin have died. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County. 

Dunn County Health Department COVID-19 Informational Meeting


Dunn County Health Department Press Conference 3/20/2020

, a COVID-19 confirmed infection case was found in Dunn County. This morning KT Gallagher, the Dunn County Health Dept. Administrator, held a press conference discussing the case and steps citizens can take to keep themselves healthy.

Menomonie Chamber Facebook Group Shows What Restaurants Are Open

The has created a Facebook page for Chamber restaurant members to list what they are still serving and how they are serving it. Many of your favorite Menomonie restaurants are still open for business, but just for carry-out and delivery.

First COVID-19 Case Reported in Dunn County

A case of COVID-19 has been reported in Dunn County. A press conference will be held tomorrow morning at 10 AM  to provide more detail and to outline plans for protecting Dunn County residents. We will attempt to provide a live stream of the press conference tomorrow. This comes on top of the declaration of an emergency by the county board in last night's board meeting. We will have more information in the morning.

Live Press Conferences in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties

Press conferences are being held in Eau Claire and Chippewa County in regard to the new COVID-19 cases found in both counties today.

Link to Chippewa County video

COVID-19 and Wisconsin Elections

ballot box

The COVID-19 outbreak is throwing elections into a turmoil in Wisconsin. Not the normal Wisconsin election turmoil, but a whole lot of complication.  

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Rises to 155


The updated COVID-19 report from the Department of Health Services shows 155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. This is nearly a 50% increase since yesterday, which probably reflects both increased infection rates and an increased number of tests. 2192 tests have been conducted.