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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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Casa Amigos opened in the former Perkins restaurant, in a location where others struggled

In every city, there are a few spots where businesses cannot achieve a long-term tenure, but Yareldi Gutierrez is betting...
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An early Brass Differential show, a circus and more events

Brass Differential  Thursday 5/9 | Center for Civic Engagement Veninga Theater, Wausau  One of the highlights of the summer Concert...
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Middle school teacher arrested on drug charges 

A Wausau middle school teacher is on leave after police say they discovered cocaine in his car.  Nevan Larson, 23,...
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Candlelight hikes, bluegrass and more this weekend

Menopause The Musical 2  Wednesday, 5/8 | Grand Theater, Wausau  Menopause The Musical became a big Off Broadway hit in...
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Marathon County drug task force makes huge meth, cocaine seizure 

The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force announced a huge meth and cocaine bust in Marathon County last week. The task...
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Officer hiring for homeless situation will be expedited 

The hiring of two new officers to patrol downtown arising from a spate of problems with homeless individuals will be...
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CORRECTED: David Bowie, Dig Deep, and more Wausau events this weekend

Correction: The Alive Again listing has been corrected with the correct ticket information and the website has been corrected. City...
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Local pastor raises more than $20K to pay off student lunch debt

A local pastor and founder of a rehabilitation home is raising money to help pay off student debt.  Yauo Yang,...
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County board to consider next steps in county morgue project

Marathon County will see construction start on the regional forensics science center this year as county leaders are set to...
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Events worth checking out this week and a Wausau New Year’s Eve guide

By Kayla Zastrow  Music on a Mission featuring Danny Mitchell FRIDAY 12/23 | FRAME MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, STEVENS POINT Coming back to his hometown for this annual concert is Nashville-based pianist, singer, songwriter, and composer Danny Mitchell. He’s toured all around the country including performances at Chicago’s House of Blues, Hollywood’s Hotel Café and the

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City leaders remove WOZ pedestrian bridge/walkway from condo agreement

City leaders Tuesday approved a condo agreement for the first housing projects on the former Wausau Center mall site — but they’ve nixed a planned pedestrian bridge from the agreement.  The WOZ condo agreement is something that’s necessary because of the ownership structure of the mall redevelopment, which will see downtown housing units built on

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Wausau’s second Riverlife project is officially on ice

What would have been the second Riverlife project in the city’s flagship development area is now officially on ice, city officials say. The city’s Economic Development Committee Tuesday voted to terminate its agreement with developers Viegut, Riveron and Ohde to develop a condo project on part of the Riverlife development area. That termination decision came

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A weekend of holiday-themed Wausau events: For the week of Dec. 8, 2022

By Kayla Zastrow An Evening With George Winston SUNDAY 12/11 | CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MINOCQUA TUESDAY 12/13 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU Iconic pianist George Winston has inspired his fans and other musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years, while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road

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Wausau Woodchucks hope to add women’s softball team to Athletic Park

If everything goes the way Wausau Woodchucks owner Mark Macdonald hopes, Wausau could have a college softball summer league team playing at Athletic Park by 2024.  The city’s Parks and Recreation Committee Monday gave a preliminary nod to a plan to install AstroTurf on the infield of Athletic Park. Macdonald is pushing for that change

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