John Kraft, former St. Croix County Republican Party chair, has been approved as a poll worker in Hudson despite his violent rhetoric. A City Council member who objected to his appointment was forced to apologize. (Screenshot via River Channel/YouTube)
Ex-GOP Official Who Told People to ‘Prepare for War’ Will Be a Hudson Election Worker

The pushback against a city council member who objected shows GOP's efforts to exert control over all aspects of elections.

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Masks and a Return to Virtual Classes: How Schools Are Dealing With COVID Outbreaks

Wisconsin school districts are struggling to address the ever-spreading virus, and some are taking action.

Matiullah Matie speaks with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg at Central Wisconsin Airport after Matie and his family arrived there Dec. 29. Matie's family is one of two Afghan refugee families who have resettled in Wausau. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Pagoria)
How Wausau Leaders Aim to Give Afghan Refugees ‘a New Beginning’

The central Wisconsin city’s first Afghan refugees arrived in late December, with as many as 85 set to be settled there.

Matiullah Matie fled his native Afghanistan in August after his work with Americans there endangered his life when the Taliban took control of that nation. Matie and his family are one of two Afghan refugee families to have settled in Wausau so far. That number is expected to grow in upcoming weeks. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘My Family Is Safe’: Wausau Begins Resettling Afghan Refugees

Matiullah Matie and his family have made it to Wausau after a perilous escape from the Taliban.

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Persistent 2020 Election Lies by Local Republican Parties Pose ‘Extremely Troubling’ Issues

A year after the consequences were realized in the Jan. 6 insurrection, local political parties are still spreading lies on Facebook.

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Democratic Hopefuls Want to Keep Western Wisconsin’s Congressional District Blue

The retirement of longtime US Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) sets up a tough battle for Democrats to retain his seat. Rebecca Cooke’s decision to seek election to Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District seat was born of a desire to see a less-political, more grassroots elected official represent the district.  Brett Knudsen decided to run for...

Dairy farmers across Wisconsin have struggled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some said they would not still be in business without financial assistance from the state and federal government. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After 2 Years of COVID, Farmers Look to Turn Things Around in 2022

Wisconsin farmers have hard a rough couple years. Recent investments could help reverse that trend.