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Residents safe, two dogs rescued, from Main St. fire

By Brandi Makuski Firefighters from five departments responded to a house fire on Main St.


PFC releases disciplinary documents on Bielen just as hearing gets underway

By Brandi Makuski The disciplinary hearing against Firefighter/Paramedic Casey Belien is now underway. Belien, a


Kontos Column | An indictment of ‘local’ media

By Dan Kontos For news junkies, there is no shortage of outlets to get your


Plover launches fundraising for Lake Pacawa’s phase 2

By Patrick Lynn Plover has launched its public phase for a new round of fundraising


UPDATE: Police ID dead woman brought to hospital

By Brandi Makuski Stevens Point police are still investigating a suspicious death reported on Jan.


Public hearings scheduled on charges against firefighter

By Brandi Makuski After months of internal discussion and a number of delays, the Stevens


VIDEO: Confrontation at Monday night protest highlights strong opinions

By Brandi Makuski A planned protest at Bliss Educational Services Center prior to Monday night’s


Evers announces vaccine clinic to open in Marathon Co.

Metro Wire Staff Gov. Tony Evers announced on Feb. 23 that four public COVID-19 vaccination


Stevens Point public schools to return to in-person classes

By Brandi Makuski Stevens Point public schools will take one step closer to a return


UW-Stevens Point plans to return to full campus experience this fall

Metro Wire Staff UW-Stevens Point is planning for a return to a more familiar, engaging


Last month’s marathon armed standoff creates hefty costs for local agencies

By Brandi Makuski An overnight SWAT call to John’s Dr. in Stevens Point last month


County: Local mask advisory possible, depends on state

By Brandi Makuski Portage Co. leaders say if Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate is overturned


VIDEO: Resident stakeholders guide AECOM in Bus. 51 rebuild

By Patrick Lynn Stevens Point-based AECOM will soon begin finalizing the design for a new


Report: Portage Co. ranks 68th out of 72 counties in COVID vaccinations

By Brandi Makuski Portage Co. ranks near the bottom of Wisconsin’s 72 counties when it