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Central Wisconsin breweries medal at national brewing championship 

Mosinee Brewing Company's Pineapple Milk Shake IPA that took silver in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Two central Wisconsin breweries...
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Security measures improved library safety, director says 

A new security team at the Marathon County Library has led to major improvements in safety for staff and patrons,...
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Arts & Entertainment

Booze and Botany, Wausau Night Market and more this weekend

Booze and Botany  Thursday 7/18 | Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau  Ok, so yeah we all know Monk Botanical Gardens has...
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Balloons, jazz, comical magic and more in Wausau this weekend

Justin Willman Illusionati Tour  Thursday, 7/11 | Grand Theater, Wausau  Besides appearing on multiple late-night shows such as The Tonight...
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Former Weston clerk charged with fraud more than a year later

A former village of Weston clerk fired early last year following a fraud investigation is now facing felony charges.  Theresa...
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Fourth of July events and other things to check out this weekend

Fourth of July Fireworks  Thursday 7/4 | Wausau Municipal Airport, Wausau  Once upon a time, there was a big Fourth...
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Concerts in the clouds, park movies and more this weekend

Concert in the Clouds: Billy Bronsted  Saturday 6/29 | Rib Mountain Amphitheater, Rib Mountain Billy Bronsted is local to Wausau,...
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The new Dawg House Weston is making an art form out of hot dogs

A dog can offer you unconditional love, adventure, and many joyous moments. But Rob and Molly Schultz’s three-year-old Archie went...
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Wausau’s New Big Weekend, The Wizard of Oz and more

Wings over Wausau  Fri-Sat 6/21-22 | Wausau Municipal Airport, Wausau  The Balloon Rally and Rib Fest was one of the...
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Shrek Jr, Solstic Summit, Wings of Halcyon and more this weekend

Shrek Jr: The Musical  Thursday, Sat-Sun, 6/13, 6/15-6 | Grand Theater, Wausau  The Penguin Project nearly had to fold its...
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Marathon County deputies make arrest following high-speed chase 

Marathon County deputies arrested the driver that led them on a high-speed chase between Mosinee and Wausau, authorities say.  Police...
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Cultures Fest, Blippi, Man of Honor and more this weekend

Community Cultures Fest  Saturday, 6/8 | Marathon Park, Wausau  In the 70s and 80s, Wausau welcomed a number of Hmong...
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Wausau Events moves first Concert on the Square to Rothschild Pavilion

Wausau Events announced today that it will move the first Concert on the Square to the Rothschild Pavilion tonight (Wednesday)...
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Architectural ambles, Wausau pride and more events this weekend

Architecture Amble  Thursday 5/30 | First UU Church, Wausau  I’m a pretty big history nerd, so this one caught my...
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Take our annual Best of the Wausau Area survey

It's that time of year again - City Pages is releasing its 2024 Best of the Wausau Area annual reader...
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Knowlton House Distillery is making award-winning spirits out of cheese by-products

When you first walk into Knowlton House Distillery south of Mosinee, the blend of operation and function become abundantly clear. ...
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Memorial Day Weekend, Paddygrass and other Wausau events

Memorial Day Parade  Saturday 5/25 | Downtown Wausau  There’s something about a parade — they go back to a different...
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A message from City Pages Publisher and MMC owner Pat Wood about the impacts of new postage increases

Dear Reader, The United State Postal Service recently announced another 10% increase in their rates effective July 14, 2024. Since...
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Kronenwetter hires Kampfer as its village administrator after heated meeting

Peter Kampfer joked that, toward the end of a three-hour, contentious village of Kronenwetter meeting, that he had been a...
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Demun Jones, Kylar Kuzio, roller derby and more this weekend

Demun Jones Friday, 5/17 | Q&Z Expo Center, Ringle  A practitioner of the kind of country-rap hybrid that has become...
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Crime

Police make arrest in connection with non-fatal shooting

stock Crime police Crime police One man is recovering in the hospital following a shooting on the city’s east side.   Police say 21-year-old Andrew Falkowski drove by a 61-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of 6th Street early in the morning Thursday and shot at him once. Falkowski then made a U-turn […]

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EX-JAILER accused of sexual ASSAULT

A former corrections officer at the Marathon County Jail is facing criminal charges amid allegations she sexually assaulted a male inmate in June 2015. Jennifer Kowalski, 38, is accused of second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff and misconduct in office, both felonies that carry a combined 43-year prison term upon conviction. Kowalski was employed with

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OVER and OUT

Shereen Siewert/City Pages “We do our jobs for the people. Yes, there is a lot of misery and grief. But in the end, someone has to speak for the victims.” Each year in May, Wausau Police Detective Capt. Greg Hagenbucher gets a call from the father of the late Breanna Schneller, the 18-year-old girl found

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Build a JAIL or build PROGRAMS?

B.C. Kowalski/City Pages Law enforcement officers perform a role playing exercise with Katie Vanderheiden, an Appleton officer who helps train other departments in crisis intervention. She’s playing the role of someone having a mental health crisis and officers are learning how de-escalate, and help people through, such moments. Two young police officers walk into an

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SWEEPSTAKES SCAM sweeps through Marathon County

The Marathon County Sheriff’s department fielded more than a dozen phone calls in a single day this week reporting a telephone scam looking to bilk people out of thousands of dollars. The caller identifies themselves as a representative of the Publisher’s Clearing House organization to announce a winning prize, department officials say. The catch: Victims

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9 QUESTIONS about CRIMINAL JUSTICE we can’t answer

In late April, the federal government released a progress report on its Police Data Initiative, which asks local police to publish better data on their operations. Launched in May 2015, the program aims to increase transparency on police actions, reduce crime, and build trust between communities and police. So far the only thing remarkable about

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