Stories tagged: "CARES Act"


Gary and Patty Edelburg operate a 120-cow dairy herd near Amherst and have struggled in recent years to make ends meet amid continued low and volatile milk prices. The Edelbergs support a proposal announced last week by Gov. Tony Evers to include $43 million in spending on multiple agriculture initiatives in the 2021-23 state budget that will be finalized later this year. (Photo courtesy of Patty Edelburg)
How a Lifeline Thrown to Rural Wisconsin Would Help the Entire State Economy

Federal CARES money kept farms alive, but state investment would help a sector that does $100 billion in annual business.

Menomonie Food Market General Manager Crystal Halvorson discusses changes to the store’s online sales site because of COVID-19 that allow customers to order a greater number of products. The site also provides patrons with more information about the co-op’s offerings, including whether they are locally produced. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Menomonie Co-Op Earns State Award for Online Pivot During COVID

“I was concerned about the virus. I knew we had to do everything we could to keep my employees and our customers safe.”

Sarah Hammes-Murray straightens a hand-made soap display at Tangled Up In Hue in downtown Eau Claire, where she is manager and creative director. The store benefited from a state grant earlier this year intended to help keep small businesses up and running during the coronavirus pandemic, and its owners plan to apply for another round of that funding as the pandemic continues. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Looking Back on 2020: How COVID Crushed Wisconsin’s Economy

Despite those qualifying for federal and state funds to stay afloat, revenue is down and layoffs common.

Tom Danielson works Friday on improvements to the mobile home he and his girlfriend, Heidi Oertel, bought two months ago after they were evicted from their previous home. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
January Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ for Renters in Wisconsin With No Eviction Moratorium

With more than 12,000 evictions since a state moratorium expired, as many as one-third of Wisconsin renters will be at risk of eviction if there is no extension of federal eviction moratorium.

Chris Lotten photographs Kiren Sanders and Owen Christen in front of the The Sylvee marquee on Dec. 4. (Photo © Andy Manis)
How Madison Got to Say “F**K 2020″ in the Most Festive Way

The Sylvee and Majestic Theatre offered photoshoots that featured their marquees, giving people the chance to express their holiday cheer, or lack thereof, in lights.

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday announced $10 million in federal money is being awarded to 54 movie theater operators across the state. This includes more than $4 million for Milwaukee-based Marcus Theaters. The Marcus Palace Cinema is pictured in Sun Prairie. 
(Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Evers Sends Wisconsin Movie Theaters $10 Million Lifeline

The list of recipients includes small, independently owned theaters and chains such as Milwaukee-based Marcus Theaters, which was awarded over $4 million.

Robert Spindell, left, and Dean Knudson, two Republican members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Tuesday opposed spending $750,000 in remaining federal coronavirus relief funds on a voter-education advertisement campaign. They say they did not want any money going toward social media platforms, Google, or newspapers that aren't "neutral." (Screenshot)
GOP Election Commissioners Vote Against Spending Extra $750,000 on Voter-Education Ads

Commissioner says he “would rather send [federal money] back to the Federal Treasury” than run a social media ad campaign running up to the election.