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VFW eyes new location

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WAUSAU — A proposed zoning change would pave the way for Wausau’s Veterans of Foreign Wars to operate in a new location. Dan Southworth, commander of VFW Burns Post 388, appeared Aug. 28 before the city’s plan commission to request a zoning change for 316 Sherman St. to allow for bingo and a number of…

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Peoples State Bank promotes Jared Morris

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WAUSAU — Peoples State Bank announced this week the promotion of Jared Morris to senior credit officer. In his new role, Morris will partner with commercial bankers to ensure loan policies are applied to new and existing loans, improve credit policy exception monitoring and reporting systems, and develop small credit management policies and procedures to…

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Hiawatha to reopen in Wausau

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A planned sale of the historic Hiawatha Lounge is off, and the owners plan to reopen the popular east-side bar and restaurant in the coming weeks. Chef Adam Jamgochian, who also owns and operates Michael’s Supper Club in Rib Mountain, made the announcement Tuesday on the Hiawatha Facebook page. “Well…

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Finnish company purchases 4 Wisconsin paper mills

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KAUKAUNA, Wis. (AP) — A Finnish company has signed a definitive agreement to purchase four paper mills in Wisconsin for $615 million. Expera Specialty Solutions has been sold to Ahlstom-Munksjo, a publicly traded paper company based in Helsinki, Finland. The transaction, which was announced Monday, is expected to be completed later in the year. Operations…

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Bite Squad acquires 715 Delivery, expands into Wausau and Eau Claire

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WAUSAU — Bite Squad, the Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service, has acquired local restaurant delivery service 715 Delivery to expand into Wausau and Eau Claire. The new service will offer delivery from more than 25 local restaurants. Bite Squad currently operates in more than 50 metropolitan areas across the United States, with Wausau and Eau Claire…

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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson concerned about impact of tariffs

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he’s concerned with the Trump administration’s “widespread tariffs” and wants the White House to know “there’s some real damage being done” to companies. Johnson made the remarks after meeting with executives of Wisconsin companies to hear how the U.S.’s trade war with China and…

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Citing tariffs, Harley-Davidson will shift some production overseas

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products…

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Menards accuses labor board of overreach

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By Emily Zantow/Courthouse News MADISON, Wis. (CN) – Wisconsin-based home improvement giant Menards sued the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the board is unlawfully trying to control the company’s relationship with independent contractors. The six-page complaint filed Friday in Madison federal court by Menard Inc. attorney Gary Roehm stems from an NLRB action alleging that…

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REI Engineering donates books for Earth Day

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NEWS RELEASE — In recognition of Earth Day, REI Engineering, Inc. is donating books to local schools and distributing educational materials for nearly 400 students and 17 teachers. REI’s goal is to encourage students to Read, Educate, and Ignite action to help in sustaining our environment. To accomplish this goal, REI is asking its team…

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