The Latest: Wisconsin companies accused of price gouging

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MADISON, Wis. (AP, WEAU) Limes, toilet paper, cookies, bleach, watermelon, surgical masks and pinto beans are among the items that 16 companies in Wisconsin have been accused of price gouging

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Wednesday that it has sent the letters to companies including Menards, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware. A letter also went to N95Sales.com for allegedly price gouging for N95 masks, which are in short supply and critical for health care workers dealing with COVID-19 patients.

The consumer protection agency said it received dozens of complaints at over a hundred stores across the state. Consumers can report companies suspected of price gouging on the agency's website or submit a complaint by email.

To see a full list of the companies that were sent cease and desist letters, click on the attachment.

Those companies include Ace Hardware in Delavan, Asian International Market in Milwaukee, Dollar Tree in Marinette, El Rey Foodmart in Milwaukee, Martrangas in Racine, Pacific Produce in Oak Creek, Restaurant Depot in Milwaukee, Walgreens in Cudahy and Wuaukesha, Wal-Mart in Milwaukee and Rhinelander, C&S Supermarket in Milwaukee, Cermak in Milwaukee, Grainger which is online, Marketplace Foods in St. Croix Falls, Menard's in West Milwaukee, Burlington and online. N95Sales.com which is online and in Oshkosh and Point Market in Stevens Point.