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Ease Out of Quarantine with These Trips Around Wisconsin

From parks to pizzas and fishing to fish dinners, cure cabin fever with cafes, canoes, or a different cabin!

This 7-year-old's Virtual Lemonade Stand Raised Enough Money to Feed 600 Families for a Week
7-year-old Feeds 600 Families for a Week

Virtual lemonade stand takes off, raising $25,000

At Least We’re Not Getting The Murder Hornets
At Least We’re Not Getting The Murder Hornets

The terrifying invasive bugs probably won’t reach Wisconsin, thankfully.

State Parks Are Back to Normal Hours for Holiday Weekend, But Capacity Limits Remain in Place
State Parks to Reopen, But Wisconsinites Still Need to Behave

Hours limited to allow for cleaning. Many boat launches will open. All restrooms will be closed.

Emily Huemann Xiong and Arthur Xiong, top row, second from left, were married on March 17 using Zoom video software to gather friends and family members for the ceremony. The couple are among those nationwide having to alter their wedding plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Contributed image)
In an Outbreak, ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘We Will, But Not Right Now’

Engaged couples and wedding venues try to navigate logistics, health concerns, and a desire to gather together again

Jeff Hare of Menomonee Falls hugs his daughter, Nikki Michler, on her wedding day in December.
(Photo by Citrine Pine Photography)
A Father’s Love: His Daughter Needed Masks. He Went to Find Them

Menomonee Falls dad is on a one-man mission to find N95 and surgical masks for his daughter and other healthcare workers