News – December 25, 2020

(Wisconsin) COVID-19 deaths continued unabated in Wisconsin on Thursday. Yesterday’s numbers from the state health department included 60 deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 4,674 since the start of the pandemic. DHS reported 2,799 new confirmed cases. Dodge County recorded one death Thursday for a total of 114 and 10,165, a one-day jump of 41.

(Wyocena) A family was able to safely evacuate a house fire in the town of Wyocena. The blaze was reported just after 7pm Wednesday on the 5000 block of Salisbury Road. The caller said the fire was along the roof of the home. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

(Wisconsin) Forty-one organizations from across the state will share over one-million dollars in grants from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to provide emergency shelter, transitional homes, and extremely low-income housing.  The grants will create or improve 845 beds and housing across the state.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin DOT is providing a new online tool to help people calculate how much it will cost to drive a vehicle in the state.  The Midwest Driver Fee Calculator will figure out taxes and fees based on the vehicle type, make, model and year and how many miles a person will likely drive.  The same fees can be calculated for people driving in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.