For the first time since winning the seat over now State Senator Patrick Testin in 2012, Representative Katrina Shankland will have a challenger in the race to represent the state of Wisconsin’s 71st Assembly district, the Democrat incumbent facing Republican opponent Scott Soik.
Carmen Nichols, a 34-year-old single mother of two young children from Antigo, is still waiting. She is waiting for the unemployment benefits she filed in April. She is waiting for her health to improve after a serious case of COVID-19 in August. She is waiting for help from the government leaders elected to represent her.
Marathon County’s largest food bank, The Neighbors' Place, has provided food for over 500 new families since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. As that number continues to grow, fundraisers like the Empty Bowls 2020 event are more important than ever.
The latest report that monitors Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools' progress in complying with a federal judge’s court-ordered changes found significant improvement at the facility as well as persistent problems.
It is one thing to be able to keep people who do not live with you out of your home, it is another process when one of your family members have to isolate from the rest. That is what one family of four in central Wisconsin navigated this fall after their 11-year-old daughter tested positive for COVID-19.
At the October 26 Stevens Point Area School Board meeting, district administrators presented an operations update that included several strategic changes to the existing instruction delivery model. Namely, a three week E-Learning period for all students between Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
As hospitals around Wisconsin, including the north-central region, see an increase in the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, doctors are beginning to see some commonalities in patients reactions to the disease. Though it is a wide spectrum of reactions, and doctors still have questions.
The Rothschild Police Department is investigating a threatening letter that two separate neighbors believe they received because of their support for the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket in the upcoming Presidential Election.
The internal investigation of the now-former Stevens Point Police Chief Martin Skibba reveals a pattern of conduct and low confidence in his leadership by staff. It also notes staff feared retaliation if they reported these concerns.
After 3 years of planning and construction, North Central Health Care is putting the finishing touches on its new Youth Behavioral Health Hospital with the plan for doors to open for the first time October 20.
Paralyzed in a car crash when she was 16, 38-year-old Crystal Lambrecht doesn’t let her injury control her life. She’s able to live on her own, drives, and has modified her routine to help her do everyday activities as independently as possible.
Ready to open its haunted doors to the central Wisconsin community for the 10-year anniversary season Friday night, The Haunted Sawmill has been providing the Merrill community with laughs, screams and scares. However, it goes beyond the Halloween fun.
It’s full speed ahead for the city of Wausau’s drive-thru voting plans, the city’s Safe Elections Task Force Wednesday night walking the route that will be used on October 23 and 24 to offer voters yet another opportunity to cast their votes.
Much like what states such as New York and Arizona had to do earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said Wednesday they are looking at health care workers outside of Wisconsin to help with staffing shortages in facilities around the state as cases continue to surge.
The demoted investigative sergeant with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, who shared files from cold cases with producers from an investigative television show, filed a civil suit in federal court against the county, the former sheriff, and the county’s IT director Monday.
A COVID-19 dashboard posted to the Wausau School District’s website shows that as of Friday, October 2, the district has 17 active cases of COVID-19 district wide and 181 students and staff in quarantine.
When the University of Wisconsin football team kicks off its COVID-19 delayed stadium at Camp Randall Stadium on October 24 against Illinois, the game day atmosphere is going to be noticeably different.
About 735 people were tested Friday during a free COVID-19 testing drive-thru event with the Marathon County Health Department and Wisconsin Army National Guard. It came just as cases in the county and state are surging and, in a rare occurrence, all three hospital networks in north-central Wisconsin issue a joint press release urging people to take the virus seriously and stop the spread.
Wisconsin law dictates a lot of requirements and standards schools have to meet each year, but it also provides some flexibility given extreme circumstances, like a pandemic, for the Department of Public Instruction to waive certain requirements for schools that apply.
Republican Congressman Tom Tiffany and his opponent in the race for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional seat, Democrat candidate Tricia Zunker, released statements Saturday following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death.
When Dr. Ray Reser first learned about the possibility that a portion of the UW-Stevens Point Campus was built over a Native American burial site he was wrapping up a successful career. Now, a professor emeritus of archaeology at UWSP, Dr. Reser finds himself continuing to work studying the now confirmed burial site and working with a group of community members, students, and other faculty to honor those who were buried beneath university grounds some 150 years ago.
Wausau’s Transit Commission voted 3-2 in favor of recommending to the city council to increase the maximum number of passengers allowed on city buses if the Wausau School District goes back to in-person learning.