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  • Company Recieves Large Fine In ExplosionCompany Recieves Large Fine In Explosion

    CAMBRIA, Wi (WSAU-Wisconsin Radio Network) Federal officials are recommending $1.8 million dollars in fines for a Wisconsin company whose corn mill exploded earlier this year. The May 31st explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria killed five people and injured 12 others. OSHA says an investigation concluded the blast was likely the result of a failure by the company to control the leakage and accumulation of grain dust in the facility, which is highly combustible, and to maintain equipment that could ignite the dust.  Company official say they disagree with the severity of the fine.    

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  • Video shows moments after Ashland Co. boy was shotVideo shows moments after Ashland Co. boy was shot

    Cellphone video reveals what happened moments after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in Ashland County. 

    WAOW / 12 h. 19 min. ago
  • Annual Party For A Purpose held in WausauAnnual "Party For A Purpose" held in Wausau

    While husbands track down deer, their better halves had a night on the town in Wausau.

    WAOW / 13 h. 41 min. ago
  • Hunters flock to store before gun deer seasonHunters flock to store before gun deer season

    Hunters of all ages lined up bright and early outside Mills Fleet farm in Wausau to gear up for the gun-deer season that starts Saturday.

    WAOW / 14 h. 50 min. ago
  • Hunger and homelessness bus tour in WausauHunger and homelessness bus tour in Wausau

    People in Wausau boarded a bus today to see how the community is helping the hungry and homeless in honor of national hunger and homelessness week.  

    WAOW / 16 h. 16 min. ago
  • Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosionFeds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosion

    Federal labor officials say a Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year.

    WAOW / 17 h. 48 min. ago
  • Lincoln Hills staff members share sexual harassment storiesLincoln Hills staff members share sexual harassment stories

    At Lincoln Hills, employees used to take a walk around campus during their lunch breaks.

    WAOW / 18 h. 1 min. ago
  • Wausau area comedy club closing its doorsWausau area comedy club closing its doors

    Wausau's only comedy club is closing its doors. 

    WAOW / 18 h. 43 min. ago
  • UWSP administrator overturns ruling on conservative student groupUWSP administrator overturns ruling on conservative student group

    STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - An administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has overturned a student government decision to keep a conservative group off campus. 

    WAOW / 18 h. 59 min. ago
  • Decision to Ban Conservative Group at UWSP OverturnedDecision to Ban Conservative Group at UWSP Overturned

    STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A decision to ban a conservative group on the campus of UW-Stevens Point has been overturned. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Al Thompson, overturned a decision to not allow Turning Point USA on campus. The Student Government Association (SGA) rejected the group's request to form a chapter at the school a week ago. Turning Point USA is described as a conservative group that promotes the principles of fiscal responsibility and limited government, similar to the Republican Party. Along with his decision on Friday, Thompson also asked the SGA to reconsider their actions from a week ago, but no such action was taken.

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  • UPDATE: Homicide gunman, victim ID'edUPDATE: Homicide gunman, victim ID'ed

    TOMAHAWK, WI (WSAU-WAOW)  32-year-old Eric Moen of Wausau has been identified as the suspect in a fatal shooting last night in Tomahawk. Police say he fled to scene and was captured early Friday morning at the Walmart in Lake Hallie. He told police after he was arrested that he didn't know why he killed his friend, 52-year-old Charles Ramp inside a camper in Tomahawk last night around 6pm.   “There's no way he can explain it, that's what he said. 'I don't know why I did it,'” police said Eric Moen told them after he was arrested in Chippewa County early Friday morning. Moen left the scene immediately after the shooting and started heading west, police said at a news conference on Friday.. They wouldn't say where he was headed, only that he was arrested in Lake Hallie in a parking lot. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the shooting. “I'm not going to say he thought about it for days, but he thought about it for a couple hours, prior to coming up here,” Chief Al Elvins said. Moen lured Ramp outside and onto the driveway by telling Ramp he was having car trouble, according to prosecutors in court Friday. They said Moen left the house after shooting multiple times. Ramp's wife and daughter were inside the home and one was injured from flying debris. They've been treated and released. Officials said Moen ditched the gun on his way out of Lincoln County. Moen is being held on $1-million bond.

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  • More deer, younger hunters expected for Wisconsin gun seasonMore deer, younger hunters expected for Wisconsin gun season

    Wisconsin's nine day gun deer season starts Saturday.

    WAOW / 22 h. 31 min. ago
  • Police: Suspect in Tomahawk murder said he didn't know why he did itPolice: Suspect in Tomahawk murder said he didn't know why he did it

    A 32-year-old Wausau man killed his friend of more than four years in Tomahawk Thursday evening and it's unclear why, Tomahawk Police said Friday during a news conference.

    WAOW / 22 h. 56 min. ago
  • Former Wisconsin prisons secretary penning tell-all bookFormer Wisconsin prisons secretary penning tell-all book

    A former Wisconsin prisons secretary is writing a tell-all book about how he was driven out of state government.

    WAOW / 23 h. 4 min. ago
  • Wisconsin Elections head says reduced staff poses risksWisconsin Elections head says reduced staff poses risks

    The head of Wisconsin's Elections Commission says a 28 percent reduction in staff weakens security of the state's voting systems at a time when concerns about Russian interference in elections is forcing officials to make additional safeguards.

    WAOW / 23 h. 6 min. ago
  • Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrested on unrelated warrantWoman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrested on unrelated warrant

    The driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant.

    WAOW / 23 h. 34 min. ago
  • Wausau Elks Lodge collects deer hides to help veteransWausau Elks Lodge collects deer hides to help veterans

    WAUSAU (WAOW) - Hunters can donate deer hides to the Wausau Elks Lodge to help wheelchair-bound veterans.

    WAOW / 23 h. 37 min. ago
  • Eric Moen of Wausau accused of shooting Charles Ramp of ... - Wausau Daily HeraldEric Moen of Wausau accused of shooting Charles Ramp of ... - Wausau Daily Herald

    Wausau Daily HeraldEric Moen of Wausau accused of shooting Charles Ramp of ...Wausau Daily HeraldTOMAHAWK - A Wausau man waited at another man's home in Tomahawk with a .20-gauge shotgun on Thursday, then fired at him four times, killing the victim ...UPDATE: $1 million bond set for Tomahawk homicide suspectWSAWTomahawk shooting death remains under investigation; suspect in custody.MerrillfotonewsWJJQWjjqWEAU -WSAU -WXPRall 19 news articles »

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  • Wausau-area birth announcements: Oct. 28 to Nov. 14 - Wausau Daily HeraldWausau-area birth announcements: Oct. 28 to Nov. 14 - Wausau Daily Herald

    Wausau Daily HeraldWausau-area birth announcements: Oct. 28 to Nov. 14Wausau Daily HeraldMarathon County. Aspirus Wausau Hospital. OCT. 28. JUERS, Destinie, Wausau, son, Jeydon James-Christopher. NOV. 6. MOUA, Sue and Jeffee, Wausau, daughter, Ivy Tshiab Nag. NOV. 7. RHODES, Cassandra, and CLOUD, Kerry, Wausau, daughter, ...

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  • Wausau Approves Peddle Pub Business - WXPRWausau Approves Peddle Pub Business - WXPR

    Wausau Approves Peddle Pub BusinessWXPRWAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The Wausau City Council voted to approve the creation of a peddle pub business in the city by a 10-1 at their common council meeting this week. Daniel Dadabo would run the business with his fiance Ashley Sampson. Dadabo ...

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  • Bail won't be lowered in fatal drunk driving caseBail won't be lowered in fatal drunk driving case

    NEILLSVILLE, WI (WSAU-WAOW)     A Clark County judge won't reduce the bail for a 31-year-old Stanley man accused in a fatal drunken driving crash that killed his passenger. Jacob Person is charged with two felonies - homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and operating a vehicle with a suspended license causing death - in an October 13 crash near Withee that killed 31-year-old Tasha Ley of Stanley. She was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle driven by Person that crashed into a tractor pulling a manure spreader and rolled several times. The tractor was attempting to make a left hand turn and the SUV tried to pass it, striking a tractor tire. Person's bond was set at $10,000. His defense lawyers requested it be lowered to $1,000 cash.

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  • Homicide in TomahawkHomicide in Tomahawk

    TOMAHAWK, WI (WSAU-WAOW) - There was a fatal shooting in Tomahawk last night -- the city's first homicide in nearly a decade. It happened at a residence on West Mohawk Drive around 6pm. Police say a man was shot and killed inside a camper. Police Chief Al Elvin told WAOW NewsLine Nine that there were two people inside at the time. The shooter and the victim knew each other, but were not related. They are still trying to figure out a motive for the shooting. "We don't have that narrowed down yet, we are in the process of running leads and covering every avenue we can cover to find out what triggered somebody, what would cause somebody to do this," Elvin said. The shooter fled the scene, but was arrested later Thursday night in Chippewa County at a Walmart in Lake Hallie. The name of the suspect and the victim haven't been released yet. Police say this is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the community. "Tragic incident, I wish it wasn't part of the law enforcement trade, but unfortunately it's something we have to deal with," said Elvin. People in the area said they were shocked for something like this to happen in the community. "Being this close, and the fact that I was outside and the gunshots I heard were a result of this incident, it's pretty shocking to be honest," Paul Link, who works nearby, told WAOW-TV.    

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  • Tomahawk Venison Feed FridayTomahawk Venison Feed Friday

    TOMAHAWK, Wis (WSAU) --  It's Tomahawk’s annual “Venison Feed” starting Friday morning; and this year the popular deer hunting tradition is celebrating it's 52nd year of giving away free venison burgers on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Tomahawk. Jesica Witte is executive director of the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce, and says there's lots of delicious free food but it goes fast so get there early to chow down.  "It begins at 11:30 in our downtown Wisconsin Avenue area, and it'a a fun event.  We actually give away free burgers and chips, and we do so until they're gone.  So it's one of those events, we can't predict how long it will last, it just depends on how many participants we get." Organizers estimate they’ll grill up well in excess of a thousand burgers made from more than a 100-lbs. of venison, and it's all donated by area hunters.    "We expect to give out almost 1500 to 1600 burgers this year, so that's also kind of how we gauge how many people attend the event.  It's a rather large number of folks that turn out on our main street," Witte said.  "We rely on getting our venison from hunters in the area, it's all done on donation.   And it's what makes it a true 'free event,' and kick-off for the folks that come." Hunting season also means an economic boom to the Northwoods.  "Hunting season does bring tourists and hunters and we get hunter's widows.  We get everybody to the Northwoods this time of year which is a wonderful boost for our economy," Witte added.  Witte says even though the event is free, free-will donations will be accepted, and several non-profit groups will be on hand selling chili, bakery, and other "goodies".

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  • City reconsiders proposal for downtown theater in Wausau Center mall space - Wausau Daily HeraldCity reconsiders proposal for downtown theater in Wausau Center mall space - Wausau Daily Herald

    WSAWCity reconsiders proposal for downtown theater in Wausau Center mall spaceWausau Daily HeraldWAUSAU - The proposal for a downtown movie theater isn't quite dead yet. The city's Economic Development Committee on Thursday night voted to bring forward a new proposal for a downtown theater in the old Sears building, attached to the Wausau ...A movie theater could still move into the Wausau Center MallWSAWall 3 news articles »

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  • Wausau Will Keep Yard Waste Site Open LongerWausau Will Keep Yard Waste Site Open Longer

    WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The City of Wausau is keeping their yard waste site open until November 26th. Eric Lindman, Public Works Director, explains what exactly is allowed at the yard waste site. He said, "Any leaves, grass, brush, (or) typical yard waste items that you would take throughout the summer months as well. Any old flower boxes (or) pumpkins that you have left over. Anything, really, that's biodegradable." Lindman says keeping the site open isn't typical, but the city will do so if the weather permits.  Along with the site remaining open Public Works Director, Eric Lindman, says they've also received close to 20 calls about additional leaf pick up. "We're trying to get the vac-truck back out the best that we can. If leaf pickup in their area has happened, we're asking them not to rake them into the street, but just next to the curb along the boulevard and the vac-truck and go ahead and pick those up as they go by," said Lindman. Next week the site will be open from 9am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and open again from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  

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  • WATCH: Committee Votes to Wait and See on Micon DealWATCH: Committee Votes to Wait and See on Micon Deal

    WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Wausau's Economic Development Committee met Thursday night to continue to discuss what should be done with the Sears building in the downtown. Economic Development Director, Chris Schock, says the deal with Micon Cinemas isn't dead yet. "We have been in discussion with local developers who have expressed interest in trying to assemble, or put together, a different structure of the cinema deal," said Schock. "Those discussions have been ongoing over the past couple weeks since everyone learned that the deal would not move forward under the previous structure." Schock says he understands that waiting can be frustrating. "I think we all want to see a decision quickly, but given the large support for the theater, for the cinema, proposal we think it's probably worthwhile to make sure we've exhausted all potential avenues to see that come to fruition," he said. Alderperson Lisa Rasumssen says she wants to know if this going around with Micon and Rialto, the company who manages the Wausau Center Mall, will be any different. "Assuming that a new local development partner gains Micon as a partner and there's a trust between them, we know that there's a serious fractured trust between Micon and the mall," said Rasmussen. "Can they clear those hurdles? Is that relationship so damaged that it cannot be repaired?" The committee would move and agree with Schock and will wait and see what happens with the Micon deal. The deal will be discussed again at the December 5th Economic Development Committee meeting. If the deal does fall through again, Schock says there is still interest from HOM Furniture, the company who was also a finalist for the space in 2016.

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  • 20 Under Forty honored for achievements, dedication to community - Wausau Daily Herald20 Under Forty honored for achievements, dedication to community - Wausau Daily Herald

    Wausau Daily Herald20 Under Forty honored for achievements, dedication to communityWausau Daily HeraldThe fifth annual 20 Under Forty event, put on by the Wausau Daily Herald and United Way of Marathon County, celebrated 20 people under the age of 40 who have shown success in their chosen careers and a commitment to serving the community. The Daily ...

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  • Rhinelander Man Arrested After StandoffRhinelander Man Arrested After Standoff

    TOWN OF CRESCENT, WI (WSAU) -- A 21-year-old Rhinelander man has been arrested following a stand off with police. Just before 10am Thursday, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting a man had a gun and was threatening to kill himself and others. The report later changed to say the suspect had a knife and not a gun. Other people were inside of the home at the time of the disturbance, including a child. Mathew Smith was eventually arrested after leaving the residence. He's been charged with domestic violence disorderly conduct, failure to comply with an officer's attempt to take the person into custody, and multiple warrants. The Oneida County EMS, Rhinelander Police Department, Langlade County Sheriff's Office, and the Minocqua Police Department aided the Oneida County Sheriff's Office with the situation.

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    Wausau Daily HeraldWausau man gets seven years in federal prison for distributing heroinWausau Daily HeraldMADISON - A 34-year-old Wausau man was sentenced in federal court this week to seven years in federal prison for distributing heroin, according to authorities. Alfred Wilson was involved the distribution of between 100 and 400 grams of heroin ...Wausau man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison in heroin probeWAOWall 2 news articles »

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  • Wausau Looking for Christmas Tree DonationsThursday, November...Wausau Looking for Christmas Tree DonationsThursday, November...

    In a press release, the city says they need four trees and they'll be placed and decorated at City Hall, the Courthouse, and other key points throughout the city. The city asks that the trees are close to a driveway, ally, or street so that large equipment can get to them easily for removal.

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  • Wausau couple charged with giving 10-year-old boy marijuana - Wausau Daily HeraldWausau couple charged with giving 10-year-old boy marijuana - Wausau Daily Herald

    Wausau Daily HeraldWausau couple charged with giving 10-year-old boy marijuanaWausau Daily HeraldChristopher S. Burger, 28, and Kathryn S. White, 31, who share a Wausau home, are each charged with child abuse, contributing the delinquency of a child and drug paraphernalia possession. If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in ...

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  • Wausau Looking for Christmas Tree DonationsWausau Looking for Christmas Tree Donations

    WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The City of Wausau is looking for tree donations for Christmas trees this year. In a press release, the city says they need four trees and they'll be placed and decorated at City Hall, the Courthouse, and other key points throughout the city. The city asks that the trees are close to a driveway, ally, or street so that large equipment can get to them easily for removal. Trees also need to be at least 20 feet. If you have a tree you'd like to donate you're asked to contact the City Parks Department at 715-261-1550.

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  • Stock the Shelves seeks Wausau-area donations in final days - Stevens Point JournalStock the Shelves seeks Wausau-area donations in final days - Stevens Point Journal

    Stevens Point JournalStock the Shelves seeks Wausau-area donations in final daysStevens Point JournalThe B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation has offered to match up to $25,000 in donations, which sets the total goal for the Wausau area at $50,000. To take advantage of the full match and reach the goal, Stock the Shelves needs about $6,700 in additional ...and more »

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  • City to consider proposal for high-end downtown Wausau apartment building - WSAWCity to consider proposal for high-end downtown Wausau apartment building - WSAW

    WSAWCity to consider proposal for high-end downtown Wausau apartment buildingWSAW(WSAW) -- The Wausau Economic Development Committee is expected to decide Thursday if a plan for a high-end apartment building in downtown Wausau will move forward. The proposal from Lokre Companies calls for a $6 million apartment building with ...

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  • Two trophy bucks die after getting tangledTwo trophy bucks die after getting tangled

    RIB MOUNTAIN, WI (WSAU-WAOW) A bizarre situation in Marathon County after two big bucks were found dead in a man's backyard. Jim Washebek found two bucks locked and dead in his cornfield late October while he was checking on his trail cam. "They were locked together but not in the normal way," Washebek told WAOW NewsLine Nine. "This one had parachute cord wrapped around one of the bucks horns and they got to tussling and the parachute cord got wrapped around the other bucks horns." The two bucks died with the cord wrapped around their horns. "It's once in a thousand lifetimes to see something like that," said Washebek. Washebek has both of the bucks recorded on his trail camera. Him and other hunters have been eying the larger buck for years. "The bigger buck was an 11-pointer, he was 18 inches wide," said Washebek. "I had been after that big buck two or three years already, I got him but not quite the way I preferred." In the trail camera photos, you can see that the smaller buck had the cord wrapped around his horns. "They could have picked that string up pretty much any place," said DNR specialist Kevin Wallenfang. Even though the big bucks are gone for the hunt, it's a find Washebek will never forget. "Quite remarkable, you read about it every year that someone's going to find a pair of locked bucks but you never think it's going to be you," said Washebek. Washebek said he thinks the deer got tangled in string that hunters use to get bows and rifles in the tree stands. He would advise hunters to tie the string to the tree or the stand instead of leaving it hanging so the deer don't get caught in it.

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  • Marshfield Holiday Parade ThursdayMarshfield Holiday Parade Thursday

    MARSHFIELD, Wis (WSAU) -- Believe it or not, Christmas is just weeks away, and that means one of the first holiday parades of the season hits the streets of downtown Marshfield on Thursday.     Kaelie Gomez is executive director of the group "Main Street Marshfield" and says the parade's becoming a central Wisconsin tradition in it's 18th year, "featuring businesses and community organizations coming together to light up the downtown."   The parade starts at 6:30, and runs south down Central Avenue.  "The Holiday Parade runs from Second Street down to 14th Street featuring about 30 floats, and will last until about 7:30 on Thursday evening," according to Gomez.   Then the fun continues with a post-parade party at the Holiday Inn, including Santa's first appearance of the year.  "Afterward you can meet Santa and the parade marshals at the Holiday Inn, and join us for free cookies and hot chocolate, and activities for children."   Because of the Holiday Parade you'll need to watch for road closures in the staging area as well as on Central Avenue starting at around 5:30 Thursday evening.

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  • Stevens Point Discusses Uses for Old K-Mart BuildingStevens Point Discusses Uses for Old K-Mart Building

    STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- With K-Mart closing their doors in Stevens Point, the city is now discussing what to do with the building.  Mayor Mike Wiza says the owner of the building already has a plan in place for what they'd like to do. "That involved some commercial and retail units closer to North Division Street, which is currently just a big parking lot area right now. And, in the back area having some housing units. Utilizing the entire property, putting in those housing units, directed at student housing because it's right across the street from campus," he said. Mayor Wiza says he believes many people would be interested in living in that area. "You can walk to the grocery store, walk to the gas station, walk to fast food if that's your thing, or walk to campus if you are going to school or working there." The city recently conducted a housing study and found that they are in need of more student housing. Mayor Wiza says this proposal would help solve that issue. Mayor Wiza says a presentation on a general plan was presented to the city's plan commission recently. The owner will take the feedback and come back with a more detailed plan at a later date. Mayor Wiza says if everything goes well, ground could be broken on the project as soon as this spring.

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  • Ex-firefighter wants out-of-county jury Wednesday, November 15Ex-firefighter wants out-of-county jury Wednesday, November 15

    WAUSAU, WI A former Wausau firefighter accused of sexually assaulting a female patient in an ambulance wants an out-of-county jury for his upcoming trial. 33-year-old Clifford "CJ" Heiser argues he cannot get a fair trial with a Marathon County jury.

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  • Melvin R. Laird honored by Marshfield Clinic, public events on ThursdayMelvin R. Laird honored by Marshfield Clinic, public events on Thursday

    MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) -- Marshfield Clinic Health System is hosting a series of events Thursday to honor Marshfield native Melvin R. Laird, former Seventh District Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Defense, on the anniversary of his death last year at the age of 94.        Medical Library Manager Brian Finnegan says Laird was a long-time supporter of Marshfield Clinic, and the day-long event will include a series of speakers and a chance to see Melvin Laird's office and collection of historic memorabilia.    "We're calling it 'Melvin R. Laird, a Tribute' and it's a celebration of Melvin Laird's service to the Marshfield Community and to the country as a whole," Finnegan said.  "We're going to have an open house of the Melvin Laird office and conference room, and among other events, we're going to have a program that starts at 3:30 that will honor Mr. Laird's life and times."   There'll also be presentations to honor Laird's life-long support of medical research.  "Medical research was an important issue that Mr. Laird was involved in, and he helped the Marshfield Clinic get it's first National Institute of Health grant."   Finnegan says item's on public view Thursday include Laird's collection of presidential memorabilia, Laird's Purple Heart, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and even an original J.F.K. rocking chair.  "One of the important items we have is the Kennedy rocker that was built for President John F. Kennedy," and according to Finnegan,  "Mr. Laird was given that because he was co-chairman of the Healthcare Appropriations Committee at the time."   On Thursday, there's even a one-time opportunity to tour the long-time Laird family home on Cherry Avenue in Marshfield.   The following schedule of events are free and open to the public: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Melvin Laird’s Impact on Science, Health and Marshfield, Froehlke Auditorium. Keynote speaker is Frederick “Fritz” Wenzel, retired Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) director; and a scientist panel will present. Emcee is Amit Acharya, Ph.D., MCRI director. 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Open house, Froehlke Auditorium, George E. Magnin Medical Library and Erdman Lobby, all located in the Laird Center for Medical Research, on MCHS’ Marshfield campus. Tours offered of Laird’s offices, photos and memorabilia; videos in the Auditorium featuring 1968’s “The Man From Marshfield” as well as a video interview with Laird about the historic Laird home on Cherry Avenue; and light refreshments. 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Remembering Melvin Laird program, Froehlke Auditorium. Presentation includes video greetings, letters and speakers including David Laird, Laird’s son. Wenzel will serve as emcee. 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Historic Laird family home open house, 208 S. Cherry Ave., Marshfield, hosted by the Laird Foundation for Historic Preservation. 7-9 p.m. – Concert at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building featuring the Pro Arte Quartet, the faculty string quartet at UW-Madison. The quartet performs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia; has performed at the White House; and is the resident ensemble of the Chazen Museum of Art, for whom they perform a series of live radio broadcasts each season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public with general admission seating.

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  • UPDATE: Wausau city council votes 'yes' to party bike business - WSAWUPDATE: Wausau city council votes 'yes' to party bike business - WSAW

    WSAWUPDATE: Wausau city council votes 'yes' to party bike businessWSAWIn cities across the U.S., party bikes ferry riders to and from taverns for events like bachlorette parties and 21st birthdays. "It's just really exciting to move forward and I'm excited for the city of Wausau, and the restaurants and businesses that ...

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  • Pair of new inmate attacks against juvenile prison guardsPair of new inmate attacks against juvenile prison guards

    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is investigating two separate attacks by inmates against guards at Wisconsin's juvenile prisons. Both attacks at the Lincoln Hills prison north of Wausau happened on Saturday.

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  • County and City Budget Public HearingsMonday, November 13WAUSAU, WI...County and City Budget Public HearingsMonday, November 13WAUSAU, WI...

    The proposed city budget for Wausau would have a tax rate of $9.92 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is up $.25 from last year. The city council will hold a public hearing on the budget at 6pm inside the council chambers Tuesday.

    Wausau News / 4 d. 12 h. 38 min. ago
  • Walker's refusal to visit prison fuels campaign criticismWalker's refusal to visit prison fuels campaign criticism

    Gov. Scott Walker's refusal to visit Wisconsin's juvenile prisons, which are under investigation and the target of multiple lawsuits, will be an issue in his re-election, with Democratic challengers saying it epitomizes the Republican's failed leadership. Walker has never visited the Lincoln Hills or Copper Lake prisons in Irma, about 30 miles north of Wausau.

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  • Record cold hits Central Wisconsin Friday, November 10Record cold hits Central Wisconsin Friday, November 10

    Unusually cold weather enveloped Central Wisconsin on Friday morning. Temperatures dropped to 5-degrees in Wausau, breaking the old record-low of 9. This morning it was 1 in Antigo, 6 in Marshfield, -2 in Merrill.

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  • Merrill Police reportsMerrill Police reports

    November 6 2:56 a.m.- An officer on patrol located a female subject that had an active warrant for her arrest. The female subject was taken into custody on the active warrant and transported to the jail.

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