Wisconsin's health secretary is warning lawmakers that Medicaid enrollment is expected to increase dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring the Legislature to take swift action to bolster the program that serves more than 1 million poor, elderly and disabled people.
New cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Carlton, Douglas, Itasca, and St. Louis counties. There have been a total of 13 confirmed cases in St. Louis County, seven in Douglas County, and three in Carlton County, and two in Itasca County.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is warning that a Detroit-area hospital system is “almost at capacity” treating people with the coronavirus. The news came Tuesday as the state's stay-at-home order kicked in to reduce the spread.
Organizers of Milwaukee's Summerfest have postponed the event for the first time in its 52-year history. The music festival was scheduled for late June and early July but will instead be held in September.
A woman from Chicago has been sentenced to 50 years in prison on charges stemming from the beating death of her 5-year-old son in Iowa. Jacqueline Rambert pleaded guilty to two child endangerment charges.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a stay-at-home order in Michigan to curb the spread, with an exemption for certain workers, outdoor exercise and trips to the grocery store or hospital. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
As the shortage of N-95 masks continues for healthcare workers across the country, the Minnesota Nurses Association is raising concerns about how the lack of masks are putting healthcare workers and patients at risk.
Travel is still allowed for anglers wanting to fish during Saturday's trout opener on the Brule River in Wisconsin. However, the DNR is encouraging anglers to fish waterbodies as close to home as possible and in their community.