Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rick Barrett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

As the pandemic grinds on, the Northwoods beckons many seeking solitude, natural social distancing

As the pandemic grinds on, the Northwoods beckons many seeking solitude, natural social distancing → Read More

Deadly mosquito-borne encephalitis returns to Wisconsin

Horses, other animals and humans can be infected by Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as EEE, a virus transmitted by a mosquito bite. → Read More

Harley-Davidson skids to a $92 million loss in recent fiscal quarter

With its motorcycle sales dealt a blow by the pandemic, Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss for its recent fiscal quarter. → Read More

Wisconsin agritourism takes a hit from COVID-19, but on-farm events are on the mend

Across the state, farms that normally open their doors for tours and public gatherings are struggling. → Read More

Harley-Davidson pulls Facebook ads, severs ties with dealership over racist posting

Harley-Davidson pulls Facebook ads, severs ties with dealership over racist posting → Read More

Briggs & Stratton cutting several hundred jobs as it moves production

Briggs & Stratton cutting several hundred jobs as it moves production → Read More

Sales of canoes, kayaks, other outdoor gear are on the mend, triggering shortages in the pandemic

Sales of canoes, kayaks, other outdoor gear are on the mend, triggering shortages → Read More

Harley-Davidson plans 140 layoffs at its plants, including 50 in Wisconsin

Harley-Davidson plans 140 layoffs at its plants, including 50 in Wisconsin → Read More

Briggs & Stratton skips $6.7 million interest payment, awards $5 million to executives

Briggs & Stratton skips $6.7 million interest payment, awards $5 million to executives → Read More

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson knocked off S&P 500, a key benchmark for the U.S. stock market

Harley-Davidson will move to the S&P MidCap 400 list. → Read More

Gas prices inching higher but probably won't reach year-ago highs

Gas prices inching higher but probably won't reach year-ago highs → Read More

There are still pockets of hiring as job seekers in southeastern Wisconsin give each other support

40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin has been in the region for more than 30 years and has weekly meetings and workshops aimed at helping people find employment. → Read More

World Dairy Expo canceled for the first time in more than 50 years

World Dairy Expo canceled for the first time in more than 50 years → Read More

Wisconsin farmers rush to complete spring planting, but coronavirus hurts grain markets

Wisconsin farmers rush to complete spring planting, but coronavirus hurts grain markets → Read More

"We went from the pandemic, that’s lasted more than two months, to this": Business owners frustrated by looting

Business owners express frustration with looting but solidarity with protesters → Read More

Evinrude engine maker BRP eliminating 387 jobs in Sturtevant

Evinrude engine maker BRP eliminates 387 jobs in Sturtevant → Read More

Wisconsin car dealerships saw sales fall by nearly half after coronavirus. Now, they're changing to survive

Automotive dealers across Wisconsin made several changes, from staff sizes to safety, to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Farm families, livestock exhibitors saddened by Wisconsin State Fair cancellation

Organizers said they had not yet made a decision on whether the livestock events would be canceled or would be allowed to go forward in some manner. → Read More

Harley-Davidson restarting production, bringing hundreds back to work

Harley-Davidson plant will be back to full production in a week or so. → Read More

Some say they are still waiting for $600 in federal unemployment benefits

State says $600 in federal unemployment benefits is coming this week, but some Wisconsin residents say they have yet to see the money. → Read More