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Northeast Region

Northeast Region

Wisconsin counties include: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebagoa


Northeast Region

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Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters
Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters

Elections

Enthusiasm Grows Among Native Voters

Here and Now’s Marisa Wojcik reports from Menominee County on a tidal wave of enthusiasm among Native Voters.

October 31, 2020

Display in Menominee County showing Land of the Menominee.
Display in Menominee County showing Land of the Menominee.

Health

Menominee County Reaches State’s Highest Rate of COVID-19

In the county with the second-lowest population in Wisconsin, Menominee has recently become the state’s largest COVID-19 case burden.

October 27, 2020

Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations
Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations

Coronavirus

Northeastern Wisconsin Grapples with Hospitalizations

Emergency Department Medical Director at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay Dr. Paul Casey talks about how the region’s hospitals are handling the influx of COVID-19 patients.

October 16, 2020

Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike
Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike

Coronavirus

Green Bay Sees COVID-19 Spike

As COVID-19 cases spike in Green Bay, President and CEO of Prevea Health Dr. Ashok Rai joins to discuss the pressure that spiraling COVID cases in Brown County is placing on hospitals and health professionals; and how the area’s health care infrastructure is handling the surge.

October 2, 2020

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Here and Now 2020

Joe Biden Holds Campaign Event in Manitowoc

The event Monday marks the former vice president's second 2020 trip to Wisconsin.

September 21, 2020

Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC
Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC

Here and Now 2020

Trump Visits Oshkosh During the DNC

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Oshkosh on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Will Kenneally reports on the president's pitch to Wisconsinites to give him four more years in the White House.

August 18, 2020

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington
U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington

Politics

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R) on the Hectic Week in Washington

As a member a House Judiciary Committee Member, Tiffany participated in the questioning of U.S. Attorney General William Barr about Federal agents in U.S. cities. He'll speak to that as well as the status of Congressional help on coronavirus relief to Americans. Tiffany also weighs in on the state's recent mask mandate.

July 31, 2020

Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19
Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus

Challenges with Local Health Orders Regarding COVID-19

In lieu of a statewide order, local public health officials have implemented their own orders to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris discusses the challenges and pushbacks he’s faced while navigating a local response to the virus.

July 10, 2020

Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract
Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract

Economy

Trump Visits Marinette Marine Touting Naval Contract

President Donald Trump visited Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Thursday. He toured the shipyard in Marinette that was awarded a $5.5 billion Navy contract to build new frigates. The company is expected to invest more than $200 million and create 1,000 jobs at the shipyard as a result of that contract.

June 26, 2020

Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms
Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms

Policy

Congressman Grothman on Police Reforms

Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman (District 6) discusses police reforms measures making their way through Congress and how he feels Democratic policies go too far.

June 26, 2020

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Elections

Trump Campaign Doubles Down on Wisconsin

Many national election observers describe Wisconsin as a tipping-point state, meaning whomever wins this state will likely win enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

June 26, 2020

Protestors gather in front of a courthouse.
Protestors gather in front of a courthouse.

Social Issues

Protests Take Root in the Northwoods

It’s not only Wisconsin’s bigger cities seeing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

June 4, 2020

Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison
Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison

Coronavirus

Community-based Testing Sites in Green Bay, Madison

Despite the State Supreme Court ruling this week, work on the front lines continues. The number of people able to get tested for COVID-19 is on the rise. More than 20 Wisconsin counties are benefiting from the increased testing at community-based sites. 1600 members of the National Guard are now serving in direct support of the state’s coronavirus response.

May 15, 2020

Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.
Choropleth map of Wisconsin showing each county sorted by name.

Policy

Counties Rescind Orders over Legal Concern from Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court order striking down the state's "Safer at Home" order has caused confusion among counties that issued their own stay-at-home orders. Now counties are rescinding their orders in fear of legal retribution.

May 15, 2020

USDA meat inspector
USDA meat inspector

Health

USDA Urges Meat Plants to Stay Open while Safety Concerns Remain

USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue says meat processing plants should remain open or reopen soon, but advocates say plants are not following CDC recommendations.

May 6, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat inspectors and graders perform their mission. (Courtesy: USDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat inspectors and graders perform their mission. (Courtesy: USDA)

Health

Testing and Tracing to Help Combat Brown County Outbreak

Thousands of test kits from the state help officials track the spread of the disease among outbreaks in three meatpacking plants, as the president encourages meatpacking plants to stay open as essential businesses.

April 28, 2020

Claire Paprocki, a Brown County public health strategist, says we're trying to be all on the same team and attack this from the same angle, as the county faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in meat packing plants.
Claire Paprocki, a Brown County public health strategist, says we're trying to be all on the same team and attack this from the same angle, as the county faces an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in meat packing plants.

Health

Brown County Officials Grapple with COVID-19 Spike

Meatpacking plants are essential parts of food infrastructure, especially during a pandemic, but a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Brown County facilities is causing a full-court press to ensure workers and the community are safe.

April 27, 2020

Wisconsin Tourism  Copes with COVID-19 Challenges
Wisconsin Tourism  Copes with COVID-19 Challenges

Economy

Wisconsin Tourism Copes with COVID-19 Challenges

A report on COVID-19 in Door County and the healthcare impact of people arriving at tourist destinations during the pandemic. “I never thought in my wildest dreams I would ask people not to come to Door County,” said Door County Board Chair Dave Lienau.

April 17, 2020

Light house
Light house

Economy

Door County Grapples with Safety and Lost Revenue During Pandemic

Door County residents wish Wisconsinites could visit, but urge them to stay home during the public health crisis.

April 17, 2020

Homeless woman on a bench near the state Capitol in Madison July 11, 2016.
Homeless woman on a bench near the state Capitol in Madison July 11, 2016.

Health

Wisconsin Bands Together to Address Homelessness and COVID-19

Advocacy groups in Wisconsin work to help the homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 11, 2020

Dale Witkowski
Dale Witkowski

Health

Fond du Lac Man One of State’s First COVID-19 Deaths

Dale Witkowski of Fond du Lac County developed the disease after an Egyptian River Cruise.

March 21, 2020

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.

Health

New Dane County Restrictions, Fond du Lac Numbers, Voting in Milwaukee

With new state numbers, Wisconsin has 33 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. In response, Dane County announces new restrictions on public gatherings.

March 15, 2020

Sign showing PFAS contamination.
Sign showing PFAS contamination.

Environment

Assembly Makes Last-Minute Move on PFAS

At the end of the session, Assembly Republicans added new legislation to address contamination by so-called 'forever chemicals' PFAS. The amendment to an existing bill creates new testing standards, but must clear the Senate before heading to Evers's desk.

February 21, 2020

Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity
Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity

Social Issues

Noon Wednesday: Success and Shortcomings in Green Bay Equity

The non-white population in Green Bay is projected to double or triple by 2040. Mohammed Bey, director of diversity and inclusion at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, discusses what diversity and equity looks like in the greater Green Bay area and how the event will examine the community’s “successes and shortcomings.”

January 15, 2020

New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy
New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy

Economy

New Study Says Foxconn Could Depress the State Economy

According to a new special study by economists at George Mason University in Virginia, Foxconn could depress the state economic activity by tens of billions of dollars over the next 15 years. Michael Farren, a George Mason University researcher, talks about the new study and the economic risks that it reveals.

December 4, 2019

Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease
Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease

Health

Wisconsin Hunters on Chronic Wasting Disease

A look at Marquette poll numbers on the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the state. Four hunters explain differing reasons why some get their deer tested for CWD and the overwhelming reason why most do not. The poll shows that of the people who have heard of CWD, 64% feel it represents a threat to the future of deer hunting in Wisconsin.

November 22, 2019

State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores
State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores

Education

State Legislators Discuss Decline in Statewide Test Scores

The Republican Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Democratic Committee Member Rep. LaKeshia Myers address the declining school test score results. The 2018-2019 statewide test score results show a decline in student performance overall. Scores from tests such as the ACT also show that the achievement gap between Black and white students persists.

September 20, 2019

New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma
New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma

Health

New Ways to Help Those with History of Trauma

The push to fund more trauma-informed programming in the state continues in Wisconsin. Here & Now shares children’s stories from the new documentary “Not Enough Apologies,” and CEO of the Fox Valley Boys and Girls Club Greg Lempke-Rochon discusses his efforts to bring trauma-informed programming to his community.

May 17, 2019

State Budget: English Language Learners
State Budget: English Language Learners

Education

State Budget: English Language Learners

Here & Now’s Marisa Wojcik reports on provisions to fund English Language Learner programs in Wisconsin, seeing how they would impact schools in Green Bay and Abbotsford.

April 12, 2019

What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress
What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress

Politics

What Bipartisanship Means in Current Congress

This week, Frederica sat down with two congressmen from opposite sides of the aisle--U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Mike Gallagher--who met in Appleton to discuss shared values and the spirit of bipartisanship.

March 22, 2019

Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown
Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown

Economy

Congressman Glenn Grothman Talks about Government Shutdown

Congressman Glenn Grothman says House Appropriation bills are "too free spending" when asked why he voted against some House Appropriation bills. Grothman also stated, "I have no problem paying people who are working," when asked about his opposition to back pay for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.

January 11, 2019

Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain
Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain

Economy

Tribal Nations in Wisconsin Feeling Federal Shutdown Pain

Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Shawano County, has been fielding questions from the community regarding the federal shutdown and stoppage of funding that's obligated under treaty rights. Community services including health care, education, public safety and care for the elderly are all supported by the tribe.

January 11, 2019

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