Author: Associated Press

Virus spread hits rural, northern Wisconsin counties

Rural counties in northern Wisconsin that had largely been immune from the coronavirus pandemic are now seeing a surge in cases, with Iron County now having the state’s highest rate of active confirmed infections.

U.S. economy shrinks at record-breaking 33% rate

The U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter -- by far the worst quarterly plunge ever -- when the viral outbreak shut down businesses, throwing tens of millions out of work and sending unemployment surging to 14.7%, the government said Thursday.

Menominee Tribe closing offices amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Menominee Indian Tribe says it is shutting down its governmental offices for two weeks amid an “alarming rise” in COVID-19 cases, including tribal employees in four different departments on the reservation in northeast Wisconsin.