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03/30: Kid Pix Check out this artwork sent to us by a fan!

A beautiful, bright and quiet end to March Temperatures trend in the right directions as we head into April.

Coronavirus treatment: Wisconsin genetic sequence research offers hope More than a decade before COVID-19 began cutting a deadly path across the globe, researchers in Wisconsin achieved a landmark that today offers perhaps the best hope for finding a treatment or vaccine to end the pandemic.

Wedding And Funeral Plans In Limbo As Isolation Stretches On The "safer-at-home" order issued by Gov. Tony Evers last week includes a long list of essential businesses and operations that may continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Weddings were deemed essential, but many people are postponing or adjusting their plans to allow for proper social distancing.

In The Time Of Coronavirus Distancing, A Wisconsin Teen Moves His Daily Storytime Session Online It streams on the Facebook page for his family's business, Helene's Hilltop Orchard. Wisconsin Public Radio. For questions or comments about our programming, contact WPR's Audience Services at 1-800-747-7444, email to [email protected] or use our Listener Feedback form.

Wisconsin Colleges To Refund Tens Of Millions Of Dollars To Students Due To COVID-19 Wisconsin's public and private universities are planning to refund students tens of millions of dollars for housing and dining fees since campuses have advised students to stay home while classes move online to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading.

Why Are Barns In Wisconsin Painted Red? "Many centuries ago in Europe, farmers preserved their buildings with linseed oil that they colored inexpensively with such things as animal blood from butchering or ferrous oxide, which is rust," Apps wrote in "Barns of Wisconsin." "The resulting color was a rather quiet red, not the fire engine red we sometimes see today.

Wisconsin musicians look to internet to have live-streamed concerts For weeks, concerts across the country have been canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Some Wisconsin Farmers See Sales Surge During Coronavirus Crisis Farmers reach new customers during supply chain shake-up.

Colleges Go To Pass-Fail Due To Coronavirus Concerns: What Does This Mean For Students With most colleges ending classes for the year and moving to a pass-fail grading system, what does that mean for students and their financial aid?

3 Edge Defenders That Should Be on Patriots' Radar in 1st Round With Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy gone, the Patriots are in need of an edge presence. That's why they should keep an eye on these three players in the first round of this year's draft.

A Supreme Court Justice Visits: A Look Behind The Scenes A recently compiled report shows that Supreme Court justices get neither big bucks nor valuable gifts when they speak at public universities. But public and press access granted by the justices is idiosyncratic.

Man dies after catching fire while burning brush in western Wisconsin A barn also burned in the incident, authorities said.

BBB Alert: Coronavirus price gouging is up; consumers should report inflated prices - Price gouging is up over the past week as communities across North America react to COVID-19, according to the Better Business Bureau.

NWS: EF-1 Tornado Touched Down In Southwest Wisconsin - The National Weather Service in La Crosse confirms that an EF-1 tornado struck southwestern Wisconsin over the weekend, damaging barns and outbuidings but causing no injuries. The tornado struck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday near Potosi, in Grant County, and was on the ground for about five minutes, traveling about 7 miles.

March Madness: Wisconsin Badgers teams, Al McGuire's Marquette teams The stage was set last week with a 64-team field of men's college basketball teams from Wisconsin history, from NCAA Division III champions to NCAA Tournament winners. After a lot of tough matchups, four teams are left standing. A champion will soon be crowned.

Milwaukee County first responders prepare for increase in COVID-19 calls MFD paramedics have specialized ambulance units to respond to COVID-19 calls.

Sunshine and warmth return after wet weekend Rivers will get a break for the next two days.

Field Report 10.11.2019: Bletchley Park This photograph presents a view of the branch path as we observed it at Bletchley Park; neither Larry nor I recalled ever having seen it previously. Notice, as well, the overall blurriness of these photographs, of which I was unaware until I returned home.

City of Milwaukee Launches Drive-Up Early Voting To date, Milwaukee has issued nearly 60,000 absentee ballots.

Gas prices drop below $1 per gallon in parts of Wisconsin The supply is high and the demand for gas is low.

Aaron Rodgers barely sneaks out of Peru before coronavirus closures Rodgers said he and his group made it out of Peru "15 minutes" before the country's borders closed.

Big US cities prepare to become next NYC: Chicago, Detroit and LA brace for coronavirus onslaught Major US cities are preparing for an onslaught of coronavirus cases after experts predicted that several would follow in the footsteps of New York City where 776 people had died as of Sunday. The number of US COVID-19 cases surpassed 142,600 Sunday night, leaving former epicenters Italy and China trailing by tens of thousands.

Preparing for the worst in a time of pandemic, hospitals prepare for surge of patients Some hospitals are as ready as possible but it’s unclear if even the best can handle what’s to come.

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