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Governor Tony Evers has declared a health emergency and is requiring face coverings.

The official release from the Governor's follows.

​ MADISON--Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.

The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order.

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Golf courses may open April 24 with restrictions under the Safer at Home extension announced last Thursday by Governor Tony Evers.

Golf course restrictions will include scheduling and paying for tee times online or by phone only. Clubhouses and pro shops must remain closed.

Recently, the Eagle River city counci adopted a resolution urging the governor and legislature to allow golf courses to operate under professional golf association (PGA) guidelines.


U.S. District Judge William Conley Thursday gave voters more time to file absentee ballots from election day next Tuesday to April 13.

Friday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not grant a stay asked by Republican leadership, refusing to block extended absentee voting deadlines. Republicans asked for a stay of Wisconsin's presidential primary while they sought an appeal.

Several states have postponed their spring elections as the COVID-19 virus moves across the country.

Two Rhinelander alderpersons hope the rest of the Common Council allows them to participate by phone Friday night in discussions about the future of City Administrator Daniel Guild.

7th Congressional Race Shaping Up

Dec 3, 2019

MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- At least three declared candidates have beaten the deadline for next spring's 7th Congressional District Special Election. State Senator Tom Tiffany, Wausau School Board President Tricia Zunker, and US Army Veteran Jason Church had their nominating petitions approved by the Elections Commission on Monday, which was the filing deadline for the primary.

Wisconsin election law requires 1,000 valid signatures for a candidate to appear on the ballot. Tiffany turned in nearly 2,000 signatures, which is the maximum allowed.