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Wausau to hold riverfront illumination event Sunday

City leaders will hold a public event on Sunday to celebrate Wausau’s riverfront redevelopment project. At the “illumination event,” the city will formally activate the waterfall and fire pit along the riverfront and showcase the complete landscaping, bridge and wharf lighting features that have been under construction over the past year. The event will be… Keep Reading

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Police: 1 dead in Waupaca Co. crash

One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Crystal Lake Road near Waupaca, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. The driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old Almond man, was the only person in the car and died at the scene, police said. A preliminary investigation shows the man appears to have lost… Keep Reading

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Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Foxconn announced three weeks… Keep Reading

Sports

Around the state: Thursday’s prep football scores

By The Associated Press Badger 31, Greendale 30 Bangor 51, Melrose-Mindoro 7 Bay Port 62, Sheboygan North 0 Belleville 41, Elcho/White Lake 6 Brookfield Central 76, Wauwatosa East 19 De Pere 23, Manitowoc Lincoln 13 De Soto 8, Brookwood 0 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 43, Nekoosa 0 Green Bay Preble 24, Ashwaubenon 16 Green Bay Southwest 21, Pulaski… Keep Reading

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Wausau River District to host Wisconsin Main Street Day celebration

Wausau River District will take part in a statewide celebration of downtown business districts in the first-ever Wisconsin Main Street Day event on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Wausau is one of 12 communities selected to take part in local Main Street Day celebrations that will feature state and local officials, and community leaders. The day highlights… Keep Reading

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Judge rules Slenderman juries will be sequestered

By Emily Zantow, Courthouse News Service WAUKESHA, Wis. (CN) – Jurors in the upcoming trials of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to stab their friend to death to please a fictional boogeyman will be isolated from the public during the proceedings, a state judge has ruled. Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser are both being… Keep Reading

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Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art extends exhibition submission deadline

Due to overwhelming interest in the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition, some artists encountered technical issues when submitting their work. “To ensure that everyone who wants to enter is able to, the museum has decided to extend the deadline for entries to midnight, September 1, 2017,” said David Hummer, executive… Keep Reading

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Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics in Wisconsin, who… Keep Reading

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Badgers sked: Early Big 10 start, 4 of 5 at home ends season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin basketball has released its full 2017-18 schedule, which includes an early December start to Big Ten play with a visit from Ohio State. The game against the Buckeyes on Dec. 2 follows a tough trip to Virginia to face the Cavaliers in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Nov. 27. The… Keep Reading

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Maintenance worker dies in elevator fall at Superior hotel

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Superior police say a 63-year-old maintenance worker died when he fell to the bottom of a hotel elevator shaft. Authorities say the accident happened Tuesday evening at the Androy Hotel. Hotel staff and other witnesses told police and medical staff that the elevator had been malfunctioning, and that the night maintenance… Keep Reading

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