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Governor Evers urges Wisconsinites to shop local

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WISCONSIN, (WAOW)-- Governor Tony Evers shared a Thanksgiving message with the Badger State on Thursday.

In his message he spoke on being thankful for small businesses. Governor Evers brought in Cabinet members to proclaim Shop Small Wisconsin season that runs from Small Business Saturday through the end of the year.

The idea is to encourage shoppers to shop local this holiday season.

"Because it's vital for our main streets, and small businesses are the heartbeat of the Wisconsin community," said Secretary Peter Barca from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Many area towns and small businesses have already started their Small Business Saturday events. You can find a list of small businesses in your area here

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