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A tornado near New Richmond completely destroyed a garage and caused some other damage Wednesday night. (Photo via National Weather Service)
Wednesday Storms Brought Six Tornadoes, National Weather Service Confirms

Twisters touched down across the state Wednesday night and early Thursday as a brutal storm pummeled almost all of Wisconsin.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Marinette is Letting PFAS Polluters Off the Hook, Alderman Says

Doug Oitzinger argues the city has failed to hold JCI/Tyco, which is responsible for severe PFAS contamination in Marinette, accountable for the pollution.

Hours after the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Finals, fans lined up outside the Bucks Pro Shop in the Deer District to get championship merchandise. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
‘I Just Love Them’: Bucks Fans Celebrate Finals Win in Deer District

The Bucks Pro Shop line stretched down the block as fans clamored for championship merchandise.

Foxconn campus in Mount Pleasant
Foxconn’s Plans Largely Fell Through. So Why Is Mount Pleasant Taking More Land?

The Village of Mount Pleasant is using blight ordinances to close an operating business despite diminished Foxconn plans.

Milwaukee Will Give Hazard Pay to All Frontline City Employees
‘Unprecedented Opportunity’: Milwaukee Outlines Initial Plans for American Rescue Plan Money

City puts lead abatement, affordable housing, and workforce readiness at the forefront of pandemic recovery efforts.

Eau Claire city officials announced Monday that PFAS levels higher than allowable limits were discovered in four of the city’s 16 wells that provide city residents with drinking water. The city is among about 70 sites in Wisconsin where PFAS contamination has been discovered. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Quarter of Eau Claire’s Municipal Wells Have PFAS Contamination, City Announces

City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.

Stevens Point is set to receive $2.7 million from the American Rescue Plan. Mayor Mike Wiza said the money will be used to fill budget holes left by the pandemic. (Photo via City of Stevens Point/StevensPoint.com)
How Local Wisconsin Officials Are Using American Rescue Plan Money

From Brookfield to Ashland, communities have a wide range of uses for American Rescue Plan funds.