Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture why state businesses didn't receive more contracts for a new program buying excess food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches in Dane County are now allowed to hold in-person services up to 25% of their capacity. The change comes days after officials received a letter from a law firm hired by the Catholic Diocese of Madison, claiming the county's restrictions unfairly limited the size of religious services.
The announcement that the Wisconsin State Fair was canceled amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlights the same dilemma confronting smaller county fairs and annual gatherings throughout the rest of the state. In many cases, those events are also being called off or shifted online.
Cell phone mobility data shows Wisconsin residents started traveling more during the first week of May. And that movement continued to increase after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state's "Safer at Home" order on May 13.
After years of remaining steady, Wisconsin farmland values have started to decline. That’s according to a May 2020 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which covers the southern, central and eastern regions of the state.