Articles by Mary Kate McCoy

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As Wisconsinites head to the polls amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, local election officials say they are taking every measure they can to keep voters and poll workers safe.
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Wisconsin is home to nearly 70 state parks and more than 40 state trails — not to mention many county parks, forests and natural areas. Wherever you live in the state, you’re not far from a quiet place to take in nature.
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Wisconsinites are taking extraordinary precautions to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but the number of cases of COVID-19 is still rising — leaving many to wonder what to do if someone in their household tests positive for the disease.
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For many, memories of the 2008 Great Recession are still fresh on the mind. As the coronavirus continues to spread and bring much of the economy to a standstill, concerns about the United States falling into yet another painful recession are high.
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The growing spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin has first responders and health care professionals taking every precaution to prevent spreading the virus. But in rural areas of the state, concerns about supplies and staffing are paramount.
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As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty are natural. But there are steps you can take to manage those emotions.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, there is increasing concern about at-risk populations. Evidence from the COVID-19 outbreak shows some, like the elderly, are more vulnerable to the virus. Should pregnant women be concerned?
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Luke Zahm, owner of the Driftless Cafe in Viroqua, laid off his employees and asked them to file for unemployment. While the fallout will likely continue for months, there are opportunities for community members to help those economically hit by the outbreak.
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As COVID-19 continues to spread in Wisconsin, questions have surfaced on how household pets and livestock are affected by the virus, and what can be done to protect them.
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On this particular day, and in this particular year, the regal fritillary appeared to be thriving at the Schurch-Thomson Prairie outside Barneveld.