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City to pursue Thomas Street environmental testing

By Shereen Siewert After strong neighborhood opposition coupled with a series of stories by Wausau Pilot and Review detailing potential environmental hazards along Thomas Street, the city will now commission testing for chemical compounds beneath the roadway, city leaders confirmed Thursday. Despite a petition with more than 200 signatures and pleas from residents, members of […]

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City takes another step toward Thomas Street plan

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Members of the city’s Capital Improvements and Street Maintenance Committee on Wednesday voted to move forward with partial design plans for a controversial Thomas Street reconstruction project, despite strong opposition from residents. Mayor Rob Mielke urged the committee to table the matter for at least a month to explore concerns […]

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Thomas Street meeting planned

WAUSAU – City leaders will hold a public information meeting next week on the West Thomas Street reconstruction project, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at the Wausau City Council Chambers, 407 Grant St., Wausau. The city’s engineering department representatives will present the […]

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Candidate Q&A: Wausau City Council

WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW On April 7, voters will decide which candidates will represent their interests in nine of 11 city of Wausau aldermanic districts. Becky McElhaney, in Dist. 6, and Dawn Herbst, in Dist. 9, are not facing challenges to their seats and will continue to represent their constituents for another two years. We […]

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DNR investigating potential soil contamination at Wausau manufacturing site

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comments from DNR Hydrogeologist Matt Thompson. By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU —The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating potential soil contamination by a former Wausau wood manufacturer amid allegations the company and its employees improperly burned tens of thousands of tons of wood waste at what […]