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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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Siblings transformed this Grand Avenue location into A&A Restaurant

A pair of siblings, Albion and Albiona Rushani, just transformed a restaurant location that’s been a number of restuarants over the years into A&A Restaurant   The siblings who first called North Macedonia home came to the United States about 10 years ago and opened up their spot on Sept. 25 where Jenny’s Family Restaurant, […]

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New details on Swiderski’s RiverLife apartment proposal

S.C. Swiderski presented some tweaking of its major development in the city’s flagship development area Riverlife.  The Swiderski proposal would cover three development lots in the Riverlife area, from north of the stream up to the Wausau on the Water lot. That development would include 200 apartments along with five commercial spaces. It includes two

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Kronenwetter hires Wausau native as next administrator, ending a period of staff exodus

The village of Kronenwetter hired a Wausau West graduate as its next administrator, hoping to bring stability to what has been a volatile position over the past several years.  The village board selected Peter Kampfer to be the village’s next administrator. Kampfer grew up on a farm just west of Wausau and currently works in

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Forward Beverage Company is bringing non-alcoholic options to downtown Wausau and beyond

Walking into Forward Beverage Co. in downtown Wausau feels a lot like walking into any downtown cocktail lounge, except for one crucial difference: You’ll feel a lot different walking out.  That’s because none of the drinks on hand at Forward are alcoholic. But they taste just as good.  Forward Beverage Company opened up this week

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Amazon’s new Weston warehouse expected to drive jobs, reduce wait times

A new Amazon Distribution Center under construction in Weston is expected to brings jobs to the area while reducing wait times for customers. Weston officials revealed recently that Weston will be getting a distribution center for Amazon, which it previously had been coding Project Timberwolf. The distribution center is expected to be 79,000 square feet

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Wausau runner sets new hike-through record on northern trail 

Local ultra-endurance athlete Andrea Larson hasn’t slowed down since her Barkley Marathons appearance. Larson recently set a new record on a 300-plus mile trail earlier this month. Larson completed the Superior Hiking Trail that starts in the Duluth/Superior area and traverses 310 miles, which includes 41,000 feet of elevation change including a pass through the

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