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Wisconsin justices hear billboard property rights case

By Emily Zantow/Courthouse News MADISON, Wis. (CN) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case centered on whether a city’s placement of a bridge that blocks the view of a billboard amounts to an illegal taking of property. Adams Outdoor Advertising LLC filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison… Keep Reading


Green Bay authorities ID man missing since December

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Green Bay confirm that a body recovered from the East River is that of a man who had been missing since December. Ryan Riebe was 25 when he went missing Dec. 22 after leaving a drug store on a bicycle. Rescue crews responding to a report of a… Keep Reading


OUR VIEW: Go ahead, take closed government personally

By Shereen Siewert “Don’t take it personally.” That’s usually good advice. But today, as we close out Sunshine Week, we urge the opposite reaction to any government body operating in the shadows, avoiding public scrutiny and genuine openness and transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please. Take it personally when public access to… Keep Reading


Letters: Vote McElhany April 3

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is for voters in District #6 Wausau City Council race. Please vote for Becky McElhaney on April 3. She listens to and responds to constituents in her district. However, she also looks out for the hard-working tax paying residents of Wausau. For her district – for years, residents on Riverview… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

EO Johnson acquires Office Enterprises Inc./Cornerstone Technology

WAUSAU — EO Johnson Business Technologies and Office Enterprises, Inc. (OEI)/Cornerstone Technology has acquired OEI’s copier/printer division and Cornerstone Technology’s IT services business in a deal that closed March 9, according to company officials. Cornerstone’s Digital Media will transition to OEI, according to a news release. OEI’s service and administrative employees, along with Duluth sales… Keep Reading

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Democratic candidates for governor to appear in Wausau

Nine Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls will appear in Wausau this weekend for a pubic forum, according to Citizen Action of Wisconsin. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. at The Labor Temple, 318 S. Third Ave., Wausau. Mahlon Mitchell, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Dana Wachs, Kelda Roys, Mike McCabe, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout and Tony… Keep Reading

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Former Wisconsin attorney general dies at age 82

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette has died at age 82. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, in Madison, said funeral arrangements for La Follette are being finalized Friday. La Follette, who passed away Thursday, was first elected attorney general in 1964 and served two consecutive 2-year terms. He was elected again in… Keep Reading


Police: Longtime fugitive from Wisconsin arrested in Indiana

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a longtime fugitive from Wisconsin was arrested in northwestern Indiana after a state trooper stopped a vehicle that didn’t have a license plate. Indiana State Police say the trooper pulled over the driver in Gary on Thursday night and the driver fumbled while providing his birthdate. After an investigation,… Keep Reading


Police continue investigation into DCE threat

By Raymond Neupert/South Metro Reporter WESTON, Wis. – Everest Metro Police continue to try and track down the source of a threat that stymied a planned walkout Wednesday at D.C. Everest Senior High School. Chief Clayton Schulz says his officers got a call Wednesday morning about the potential threat. “We were notified by our school… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs/Community

Mount View Care Center achieves high ranking

Hospital Readmission Rates for Mount View Care Center at 10.2% Compared to National Benchmark for Nursing Homes at 17.3% NEWS RELEASE — North Central Health Care is pleased to announce that Mount View Care Center in Wausau has achieved a High Performance Skilled Nursing Facility rating from Security Health Plan. The rating is based on… Keep Reading

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