RHINELANDER - Cold winter conditions mean people need to dress properly and bundle up.
An event today in Rhinelander helped those who can't afford to buy warm clothing for the holiday season. Warm for winter's giveaway included winter attire such as coats, hats, scarves, and boots. Carla Chropkowski has volunteered for this event for the past few years. She sees the importance of giving back to the community during the cold weather.
"Not everybody can afford appropriate winter clothing and we don't ask any information about your financial need. You just come and take what you need," said Chropkowski.
Warm for winter assists nearly one thousand people in the Northwoods every year. Coordinator Jan Leschke says she enjoys physically seeing how this event impacts lives. "We had a little girl in here that didn't have anything on her feet except her pajamas, so we got boots for her.," said Leshcke. "There's stories all the time and we're helping people and that's what it's all about."
Warm for winter takes place at Friendly Village the last Saturday of every month until February.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Friday that the United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization.
"China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year," Trump said during a press conference from the White House Rose Garden.
"The world needs answers from China on the virus. We must have transparency. Why is it that China shut off infected people from Wuhan to all other parts of China?" he added. "It didn't go to Beijing, it went nowhere else, but they allowed them to freely travel throughout the world, including Europe and the United States."
Trump has repeatedly criticized the WHO's response to the coronavirus, which has hit the U.S. worse than any other country, amid scrutiny of his own administration's response to the pandemic. He has claimed WHO is "China-centric" and blames the agency for advising against China travel bans early in the outbreak.
News of the arrest came moments after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the "abject failure" of the response to the protests and called for swift justice for officers involved. Walz said the state would take over the response to the violence and that it's time to show respect and dignity to those who are suffering.
The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd has been arrested, according to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.
Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Monday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday.
Video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes on Monday night. The police department initially said Floyd "physically resisted" the officers and that he died after "suffering medical distress."
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