Members of Congress from the Northland voted along party lines in the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Reps. Pete Stauber and Jack Bergman released statements saying the impeachment vote would further divide the nation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is undecided on whether President Donald Trump should be convicted if the House votes to impeach him. But he will not call senators into an emergency session until after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services says it’s investigating plans by the Janesville school district to vaccinate its teachers and staff next week, even though the state hasn’t yet moved to the next phase of coronavirus vaccinations.
The Minnesota Department of Health has given vaccination providers a bit more flexibility to administer coronavirus shots to a broader group, including people 65 and older and younger people with certain health problems.
Wisconsin health officials say a new, more contagious form of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in the state. They did not say where the variant was detected, or whether there was more than one case.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump incited an assault on democracy by violent rioters. He says Canadians expect “debate that is grounded in shared acceptance of the facts.”
Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. Before dawn Thursday, lawmakers finished their work, confirming Biden won the election.