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- The Democratic National Committee is postponing its summer convention in Milwaukee over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

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RHINELANDER - For staff at Wild Instincts, treating diseases and parasites is part of the job.

"We know how these things spread and how it goes so it really isn't a big surprise for us seeing what happened," said wildlife rehabilitator Mark Naniot.

That's why staff are being extra careful when it comes to COVID-19.

"If we get sick and we aren't able to care for the animals it's going to make the problem even worse," said Naniot.

For the last couple weeks, the animal rehabilitation center has suspended all non-essential volunteers in an effort to keep its people and the animals safe.

"We are down to a skeleton staff at this point," said Naniot. "We had about 140 drivers and we cut them off also. We're not having them go out and interact. We do a few close rescues when we can [and] we still have about 50 animals here on site."


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RHINELANDER - With many people staying at home these days to slow the spread of Coronavirus, many are using their extra time to help those in need.

From making face masks, to art therapy, people in the Northwoods are doing their part.

Pearl Fessenden has remained busy during these crazy times by helping out in a state wide cause.

"For Wisconsin, we are called the "Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors." They have a Facebook page that is open and anyone can join," said Pearl Fessenden who's sewing together homemade face masks.

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MADISON - Wisconsin's economy will be harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic in areas where there is more tourism, a study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum released on Tuesday said.

The study found that counties that depend heavily on tourism face the greatest challenges due to the concentration of jobs related to hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation. The virus outbreak has forced closures of nonessential businesses across the state, including many that rely on tourists like water parks in Wisconsin Dells, professional and collegiate sporting events and historical sites throughout the state.

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MADISON - Wisconsin's governor said Wednesday that he will use National Guard soldiers to staff undermanned polling sites in next week's presidential primary.

Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined others who have called for the state to postpone the election.

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MARATHON COUNTY - In a press release, the Marathon County Public Health Department confirms that a fourth person tested positive for COVID-19.

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RHINELANDER - The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic forced schools and colleges around the world to shut their doors.

It's been hard for most students. But seniors are especially concerned 

They worried they may miss out on important milestones. 

"When we are in school it's a whole lot easier to go down the hall, call a classroom to get a kid, talk to them in the hallways, go to the performances and games and all that to just be more present in their life," Tienhaara said.

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