In a year that brought a pandemic, calls for social justice and elections swamped with misinformation and disinformation, we’ve been driven more than ever to do the work we’re called to do.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s news team has been committed to serving you with local news and information to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family, to cut through the noise and clamor, and to stay connected to the community and the wider world.

Like many of you, we’ve had to learn to work remotely amid COVID-19. Though our offices have been closed, reporters, photographers and editors for the Press-Gazette have stayed on the job and, more importantly, have produced some of the most crucial journalism of our careers.

We couldn’t do this without support from subscribers, who fund this important work by paying for our content. Now is your chance to help us continue this commitment and grow in 2021. Please consider joining the Press-Gazette’s most loyal audience — take advantage of our outstanding deals for new subscribers at this link (for example, new customers can get unlimited access to all of our online content for the first three months for a total of $3).

We don’t ask you this lightly. We make it our mission to produce the most in-depth and complete local journalism in the Greater Green Bay area and listen to what our readers want.

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Mark Treinen, Green Bay Press-Gazette editor and USA TODAY NETWORK-Central Wisconsin news director (Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

We had that in mind when we produced premium, subscribers-only content this year, on top of the hundreds of COVID-19 public health updates we shared for free.

To make the point and give you a reason to join, here’s a selection of just some of the many premium stories you missed in 2020 if you haven’t yet subscribed to the Press-Gazette.

1. A Green Bay mom and daughter both died with COVID-19; their deaths were detailed in Brown County public records

2. The hardest part about testing positive for COVID-19 was the discrimination, a Brown County mom says

3. A Green Bay man is a “perfect candidate” to be a cop, according to police officials. So why can’t the city hire him as an officer?

4. Here are nine of Green Bay’s coziest bars, from hidden gems to old favorites (and plenty of Old-Fashioneds)

5. Crafting a brewery: How Zambaldi Beer went from dream to reality had more to do with grit than beer

6. H.J. Martin and Son bought the original Shopko store on Military Avenue. Here’s what they have planned

7. All-century teams: Picking the best athletes in the 21st century at Green Bay Southwest, Ashwaubenon, De Pere, West De Pere, Preble, Green Bay West, Green Bay East, Bay Port and Pulaski.

8. Veterans, feeling left behind by changing politics, stick by Trump

9. Wisconsin restaurant, bar owners struggle to keep up with changing rules, say it adds to pandemic stress

10. Tom Silverstein: Why Aaron Rodgers won’t be leaving the Packers anytime soon

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Thank you for reading the Press-Gazette, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mark Treinen is editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and news director for USA TODAY NETWORK-Central Wisconsin. Contact him at 920-431-8392 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkTreinen, Instagram at @mark_treinen or Facebook at @Mark Treinen.

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