Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says it is seeing a surge of price-gouging complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has taken action against two local businesses suspected of unfairly raising prices.

Janesville officials have been working for weeks on plans that will allow them to maintain services in the event of a disease outbreak in the city. As of Friday afternoon, no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Rock County.

Perhaps the one irony of the public-private plan to build River Flats, a 92-unit affordable housing apartment in downtown Janesville, is that a low-income housing apartment that houses 14 residents must vanish to make room for the new complex.