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Today we draw your attention to the latest installment of our Outbreak Wisconsin collaboration with WPR. There, you can hear from Bryan Voegeli, whose 1,300-acre dairy farm between Monticello and New Glarus predates the Civil War. Though his day-to-day operations haven’t changed much since mid-March, the pandemic has posed major challenges for the already struggling dairy industry, WPR’s Bridgit Bowden reports.
We also highlight a story by Dean Mosiman of the Wisconsin State Journal. He reports that advocates are fearing a spike in homelessness as many Wisconsinites remain out of work during the pandemic.
Introducing dairy farmer Brian Voegeli: ‘Our Family Has Been Through A Lot’ — Wisconsin Watch/WPR
Advocates say Wisconsin must act as surge of homelessness looms amid COVID19 pandemic — Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin Supreme Court allows lower courts to resume with coronavirus controls — Wisconsin State Journal
Door County Emergency Fund helps renters struggling as a result of COVID-19 — Green Bay Press Gazette
‘It’s going to be a day by day thing’: Wausau businesses hesitantly reopen after coronavirus restrictions lift — Wausau Daily Herald
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After facing tough setbacks, here’s how these area nonprofits are changing how they operate during the coronavirus pandemic — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘I want to appreciate these moments:’ Milwaukee families embrace togetherness during the pandemic — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As giant retailers dominate online shopping, Wisconsin small businesses turn to new searchable database to draw customers — Green Bay Press Gazette
Islamic Society of Milwaukee exchanges honks instead of hugs to celebrate Eid al-Fitr — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Positive photos help Milwaukee cope with COVID-19 stress — WTMJ-TV
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