Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

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What’s happening in Tuesday’s partisan primary?

By: - August 10, 2020

Four months after Wisconsin’s heavily watched pandemic election in April, the state’s voters will head to the polls again for Tuesday’s fall partisan primary.  The April election involved executive orders and last-minute Supreme Court decisions as the state attempted to vote while still under Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide stay-at-home order. In August, the state is […]

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Group targets rural voters as poll shows Biden lead

By: - August 10, 2020

With Wisconsin set to play a crucial role in November’s presidential election, Rural America Fund 2020, an advocacy organization, launched a steering committee last week to convince the state’s rural voters that President Donald Trump’s policies have been bad for agriculture.  The steering committee is made up of educators, farmers and former elected officials. The […]


Wisconsin public universities get $32 million for testing as fall semester decisions take shape

By: - August 6, 2020

Wisconsin’s colleges and universities are preparing to bring students back to campus next month after ending the spring semester virtually due to COVID-19, but UW-Madison is the only public school with the in-house ability to administer COVID tests for large numbers of students on campus.  On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers announced the state will send […]

Menominee Nation

Living through the pandemic in a news desert

By: - August 3, 2020

If a person is infected in the forest, and no one is there to report it, were they infected at all?  The answer is yes, of course, but as COVID-19 continues to spread through all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, people are increasingly being infected in communities that have seen local journalism institutions shut down or […]

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The policy idea BLM activists and cops agree on

By: - July 29, 2020

More than two months since the beginning of a national reckoning over criminal justice and policing, it sometimes seems as though advocates from every side of the debate have settled into their respective corners.  After some initial progress on policies such as removing cops from schools and shifting municipal budget priorities — the debate in […]

The summer of Glenn Grothman continues with request for conspiracy theorist to speak to Congress

By: - July 27, 2020

This summer, U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothmann has espoused the benefits of vitamin D as a treatment against COVID-19; suggested Wisconsin schools — which have the widest achievement gap between Black and white students in the nation — don’t have problems with racial inequities; invoked the name of a far-right martyr on the House floor; had […]

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Karofsky to be sworn in during 100-mile run

By: - July 27, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Jill Karofsky is set to be sworn into office Saturday 35 miles into a 100 mile ultramarathon.  Karofsky will start her run at 6 a.m. and seven hours later will arrive at an outdoor, socially distanced swearing in ceremony with Justice Rebecca Dallet, former Gov. Jim Doyle and Lt. Gov. Mandela […]

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Most of Wisconsin’s district attorneys aren’t facing a contested re-election

By: - July 24, 2020

This fall, as Wisconsinites head to the polls, voters in only six will cast a ballot in a contested race for district attorney. Of those six, three will be decided in the August primary because only candidates of one party are running.  Florence, Langlade, Menominee and Shawano, Pierce, St. Croix and Waushara counties are the […]

Justice Department sending federal agents to Milwaukee in crackdown on Democrat-run cities

By: - July 23, 2020

Federal agents will be deployed to Milwaukee and several other midwestern cities run by Democrats in the coming weeks, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. The move is an escalation of occasionally violent federal intervention in cities that have seen large protests for racial justice.  Trump announced that as part of “Operation Legend” agents from the […]

State Street

How could COVID-19 reshape our cities?

By: - July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically upended society.  Dane County and the City of Milwaukee have mandated that everyone wear masks at restaurants, stores, and other indoor gathering places. Wisconsin spent months under a safer-at-home order that has been overturned, but the economic impact of the disease is still getting worse. On top of the pandemic, the […]

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White House Chief of Staff suggests Portland-style federal intervention in Milwaukee

By: - July 20, 2020

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows suggested on Sunday that federal agents could come to impose law and order in Milwaukee — a majority-minority city in a crucial presidential swing state.  Meadows referred to a crackdown on protesters in Portland, but didn’t say if any federal presence in Milwaukee would be similar to recent […]

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

UW-Madison details campus COVID-19 testing plan

By: - July 19, 2020

As UW-Madison prepares to welcome tens of thousands of students back to campus for its partially in-person fall semester, the school has announced its plans for campuswide COVID-19 testing Friday.  Because the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) plays an important role in processing test results for patients across the state, the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic […]