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.
Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted that some in the media “can’t contain their glee and delight” that the U.S. had surpassed China in the number of coronavirus cases. ABC's Jonathan Karl says Rubio's tweet was outrageous and hurtful.
Canada has told the U.S. it is is strongly opposed to a Trump administration proposal to put troops at the U.S.-Canada border amid the pandemic and said if it goes ahead it would damage relations between the two longtime allies.
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.