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Candy maker Haribo to begin construction on southeast Wisconsin facility later this year

"What's really exciting is Haribo is moving forward despite the pandemic," WEDC Secretary Melissa Hughes said Monday. "It really gives us a lot of optimism for our future in that Haribo is still coming to town and they're coming soon." Read more

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Candy maker Haribo to begin construction on southeast Wisconsin facility later this year

"What's really exciting is Haribo is moving forward despite the pandemic," WEDC Secretary Melissa Hughes said Monday. "It really gives us a lot of optimism for our future in that Haribo is still coming to town and they're coming soon." Read more

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Monona salon closes due to COVID-19 cases among staff

Studio Z Salon in Monona will close starting Monday because of staff members who tested positive for COVID-19.  Read more

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Slaughterhouse bottleneck chokes farm-to-table connection

“It’s frustrating when you can’t sell the animal and you have neighbors who want to buy it.”  Read more

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Basement barber perseveres through time, location and competition, but pandemic has brought biggest challenge

Ken Kleist has been cutting hair at Hilldale Barber Shop since 1964 and has survived expansion and renovation of the shopping center, a health scare and now is trying to keep his shop afloat amid COVID-19. Read more

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Tom Still: Here are trends that may shape Wisconsin’s post-COVID economy

The upcoming Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium will explore some of the technologies, markets and investment strategies poised to influence the still-elusive recovery. Read more

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MATC meat cutting program sees record enrollment thanks to interest in local foods

The goal of the program is to teach students how to break down an animal and prepare them for entry-level work in butcher shops and meat lockers. Read more

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Fisher King Winery in Verona to close permanently

"With no obvious end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the slow winter months about to hit, it is no longer feasible for us to keep operating," the winery said in a Facebook post Friday night. Read more

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Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility. Read more

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The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. Read more

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Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a month

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month. Read more

Nevada to vaccinate frontline medical workers first

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — As the pandemic surges throughout the state, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines the state receives will go toward frontline medical workers and individuals at high risk of exposure. Read more