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Credit transfer planning now easier for Wisconsin college students Submitted: 07/01/2020

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System are making it easier for students to plan credit transfers in Wisconsin by launching a new online credit transfer tool called Transferology.

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Reward doubled to $10K in Wisconsin lighter fluid attack Submitted: 07/01/2020

MADISON - A reward has been doubled to $10,000 for information leading to whoever set fire to a biracial Wisconsin woman who says she was attacked while she was driving.

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Free COVID-19 testing in Abbotsford with National Guard assistance Submitted: 07/01/2020

ABBOTSFORD - Marathon County Health Department, Clark County Health Department, and Family Health La Clinica will provide COVID-19 testing on Thursday, July 9 from 12 pm- 8 pm and Friday, July 10 from 7 am to 4 pm with the aid of the Wisconsin National Guard.

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Oneida County Fair Going Virtual, Featuring Interactive Games Submitted: 07/01/2020

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RHINELANDER - You may have heard that the Oneida County fair is canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Just recently fair organizers including Tom Barnett and Meg Sprecksel announced the fair will still happen--but virtually.

Fair treasurer Meg Sprecksel said the idea of having a virtual fair rather than not having a fair at all came as a surprise.

"After our decision to cancel the fair, we saw some other fairs going virtual, and it enticed us," she said.

The fair's Facebook page, Instagram, and website (ocfairwi.com) will encourage people of all ages to participate, even if it's not physically in-person.

While traditional fair games are primarily kid-friendly, Sprecksel said the virtual fair is different.

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Wisconsin court may not rule on voter purge before November Submitted: 07/01/2020

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to purge thousands of voters from the rolls until at least September, raising questions about whether the justices will rule before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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Wisconsin city council to vote on removing Columbus statue Submitted: 07/01/2020

COLUMBUS, WISCONSIN - A Wisconsin city that is named after Christopher Columbus will vote on whether to remove a statue of its namesake at a time when monuments honoring controversial white people are being criticized following protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Local centers offering in-person tax service appointments Submitted: 07/01/2020

- With 15 days remaining to file taxes, Department of Revenue Customer Service Centers in Appleton, Eau Claire and Wausau are now offering in-person appointments for customers who need them. 

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DNR asks people to keep fireworks off DNR land Submitted: 07/01/2020

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds those celebrating the Fourth of July that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands. Prohibited areas include state parks and forests as well as state-owned public hunting and fishing properties.

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Unclaimed $50,000 Powerball ticket purchased in Green Bay expiring Submitted: 07/01/2020

MADISON - A Powerball Lotto ticket worth $50,000 will go unclaimed if the winner does not come forward by the July 9, 2020 expiration date.

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Sen. Baldwin calls for increased federal response to coronavirus pandemic Submitted: 07/01/2020

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WISCONSIN - Coronavirus cases are on the rise globally as well -- further stressing the global supply chain for personal protective equipment. Newswatch 12 spoke with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday. She called the lack of federal response to COVID-19 inexcusable.

"I think about how different things would've been today if in the earliest days President Trump had used the something called the Defense Production Act," said Baldwin.

Senator Baldwin argues this would've made sure all the personal protection equipment we needed would have been produced. She says different hospitals and health care facilities have been competing over the same equipment.

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