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Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

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Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 3:18 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A surge of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin and the Dakotas is forcing a scramble for hospital beds and raising political tensions, as the Upper Midwest and Plains emerge as one of the nation’s most troubling hotspots.

The three states now lead all others in new cases per capita, after months in which many residents and politicians shunned mask requirements while downplaying the risks of the disease.

It is increasingly apparent that those choices have come with costs.

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