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Shop small businesses this Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, Nov. 25, and River District business owners are excited to help you shop local this season. Instead of the Black Friday crowds or Cyber Monday solitude, join your friends, family, neighbors, and River District business owners this Saturday for a unique shopping experience during Small Business Saturday. Last Tuesday,… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Woodchucks to hold ribbon cutting

WAUSAU — Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6. This celebration will mark a new location for the team’s offices at 2401 North Third Street. The ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. with the open house continuing until 4:30 p.m.… Keep Reading

Sports

No. 5 Wisconsin has Axe to grind with Minnesota next

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Watch the video monitors around the Wisconsin football facility long enough and a clip showing the last time that the Badgers lost to Minnesota eventually plays on the screen. It’s been a while. This bunch of Badgers doesn’t want to be known as the… Keep Reading

Sports

Beal scores 23 as Wizards beat Bucks 99-88

By ANDREW GRUMAN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Despite playing on back-to-back days for the first time this season and having two starters banged up, the Washington Wizards were better in the second half than their rested opponent Monday night. Bradley Beal scored 23 points, John Wall returned from a one-game absence and the Wizards… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Wisconsin voters to fill 3 open seats in Legislature

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election season is starting early in Wisconsin. Voters will fill three open seats in the Legislature over the next two months. Primaries are set for Dec. 19 with the general elections scheduled for Jan. 16. Republican Reps. Adam Jarchow and Shannon Zimmerman and Democrat Patty Schachtner are vying to replace Republican… Keep Reading

Food

Dickey’s BBQ in Wausau now closed

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a franchise restaurant on Wausau’s west side, has closed its doors after two years in business. Dickey’s, which operates more than 500 restaurants nationwide, opened its 2111 Stewart Avenue location in October 2015. The restaurant served Texas-style barbecue meals and offered catering for weddings and other special… Keep Reading

Milestones

Wausau area obituaries, Nov. 20

Obituaries are brought to you by Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Bill McLay William (Bill) Keith McLay died November 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant Street, Wausau WI, 54403 on Wednesday, November 29th, at 11:00 a.m.… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Two hunters die during opening deer-gun season

MONTELLO, Wis. (AP) — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton Saturday. The Marquette County man was pronounced dead at the scene. A 62-year-old Shawano County… Keep Reading

Sports

American curling siblings Matt, Becca Hamilton make Olympics

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer Becca Hamilton earned an Olympic berth as a member of the American women’s curling team, and then the real pressure was on. A few hours later, her brother, Matt, was competing in the U.S. men’s trials for a chance to join her in Pyeongchang. “A lot of the times,… Keep Reading

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