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Plover’s new staff position to spotlight natural resources, parks

By Brandi Makuski The Village of Plover has created a new staff position dedicated to


At Council’s direction, city kicks off zoning rewrite

By Brandi Makuski Common Council representatives have begun the arduous process of considering proposed rewrites


Column: With ’21 in the rearview, ’22 is already showing promise

By Mike Somers In these “unprecedented times…” If I hear this overused excuse for our


Column: Alderman says voters can chose to rebuild Bus. 51, or let deteriorate

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece submitted by an elected official.  If the


Pfiffner bandshell repairs not in budget, but needed by end of ’22

By Brandi Makuski The bandshell at Pfiffner Pioneer Park is in need of some repair.


Public schools return to in-person classes Jan. 17

Metro Wire Staff Stevens Point public schools will return to in-person learning on Jan. 17.


Redevelopment Authority agrees to make up for city funding shortfall

By Brandi Makuski Members of the Stevens Point Redevelopment Authority this week agreed to fill


Commentary: Wiza releases lengthy statement on Bus. 51

Editor’s note: All of the following details have been reported, in-depth, on numerous occasions by


Air National Guard to begin night training

Metro Wire Staff The 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard will be


Portage Co. library turns 40

By Lisa Pett The Portage County Public Library celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. Though


Wiza: Petition for referendum ‘could’ve been avoided’

By Brandi Makuski Mayor Mike Wiza said he wasn’t surprised to hear about a petition


Demolition begins at Four Seasons

By Brandi Makuski Stevens Point last week saw several mobile homes demolished in a blighted


Holman Op-ed: An American Rescue Plan Act reality check

In recent weeks, there have been comments and insinuations made about the funding that local


UPDATE: Wyatt Ave. house fire being investigated as an arson

By Brandi Makusi Two people were treated and released for smoke inhalation following a house


‘Unprecedented’ student absenteeism force public schools down for at least a week

By Brandi Makuski Stevens Point public schools have been forced to close in-person learning next

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