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Stevens Point voters approve road project referendum by 31 votes

STEVENS POINT – By a razor-thin margin, city voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that will fundamentally change how the city conducts road projects. By 31 votes – with 2,757 casting a ballot in favor of the referendum and 2,726 opposed – city residents approved the creation of an ordinance that requires the city to put all road projects that will cost the city more than $1 million to a public vote. The referendum's victory represents a key moment...
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Portage County Aug. 9 Election Results

Assembly District 71 Representative – Republican Primary. Shall the City of Stevens Point adopt the following ordinance: Prior to the start of any physical construction of any municipally financed (in whole or in part) public roadway or transportation project requiring a city capital expenditure of $1,000,000.00 or more, the common council shall submit to the electorate a binding referendum for approval of the project. Failure of the binding referendum shall preclude the city from proceeding with the project. The wording of any referendum shall provide the specific purpose, location, and cost of the project. Nothing in this provision shall be construed to preclude the city from exercising its role in the planning or design of such publicly financed projects.
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Road project referendum passes by 31 votes in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A referendum to change the way the city of Stevens Point handles road projects passed Tuesday by a narrow margin. Shall the City of Stevens Point adopt the following ordinance: Prior to the start of any physical construction of any municipally financed (in whole or in part) public roadway or transportation project requiring a city capital expenditure of $1,000,000.00 or more, the common council shall submit to the electorate a binding referendum for approval of the project. Failure of the binding referendum shall preclude the city from proceeding with the project. The wording of any referendum shall provide the specific purpose, location, and cost of the project. Nothing in this provision shall be construed to preclude the city from exercising its role in the planning or design of such publicly financed projects.
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August 6th declared Roisin Willis Day in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - The honors keep coming in for Roisin Willis. August 6th is now officially Roisin Willis Day in her hometown of Stevens Point. Dozens of Willis’s friends, family, and fans gathered around at the Schmeeckle Amphitheater to watch Mayor Mike Wiza make the proclamation. From...
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More Delays for Wausau Drinking Water Treatment Plant

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — Another setback has delayed the start date for Wausau’s new drinking water treatment plant. According to a statement from Public Works Director Eric Lindman, this time it’s a quality control issue. Around 350 primed and coated ductile iron fittings had their factory-applied coatings fail and fall off.
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Blues Legends Get Together

We continue our look back at the music of 50 years ago….. In 1972 I was a freshman in high school in Wausau Wisconsin. I did not have an older brother or sister to turn me on to new music. I got what emanated from my transistor radio. It really didn’t pull in the big stations from Chicago and elsewhere so I did not get to hear the classic blues music of that day.
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Missing Child in Hewitt

HEWITT, WI (OnFocus) – UPDATE: He has been found. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Masyn and needs your help. Masyn was last seen in the area of W 1st Street and Yellowstone Drive in the village of Hewitt. He was last seen wearing a blue...
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Culvert replacement to impact Highway H traffic south of Edgar

EDGAR, Wis. (WSAW) - A portion of County Road H south of Edgar is scheduled to close Thursday for a culvert replacement. Road construction is happening in the towns of Emmet and Cleveland. The work is on Highway H between State Highway 153 and County Road P. The culvert is approximately 1/8 mile north of Holstein Road.
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WATCH: Wisconsin Police Capture Wild Turkey After Breaking Into A Second-Story Apartment

A wild incident happened in a Wisconsin apartment after authorities were called to subdue a wild turkey breaking into a second-story apartment. Some are calling this at-home break-in "fowl" play. This isn't the first time police in Wisconsin were called to subdue a wild turkey. Earlier this year, a wild turkey decided to take his chances to cross the busy I-94 as cars had to slow down and eventually come to a stop during rush hour. That took officers about 30 minutes to remove the bird.
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Wausau woman faces federal weapons charges

A Wausau woman is accused of making a false statement while purchasing firearms and will now face federal charges in the U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin. Ashley Zastrow, 31, was indicted in May by a federal grand jury in Madison, said Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
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Trapped turkey crashes into ceiling, smashes window, causes chaos

Bodycam footage shared by police in Wisconsin shows a turkey causing chaos after breaking into an apartment.Officers from Wausau Police Department were called to catch the bird, but were given the run around when they entered the building.A number of attempts to catch it with a large net failed and the spooked turkey even smashes a window as it tries to escape.Eventually, one officer is able to throw the net over the bird, before releasing it back outside.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Dont Pay UK: What is it and what do they do?Ukraine: First grain shipment since Russia's invasion reaches TurkeyShip carrying Ukrainian grain leaves Odesa port for first time since Russia invasion
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