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Deputies, dispatcher, honored for preventing suicide

By Brandi Makuski Several from the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office were honored on Thursday for


Peddlers Collective is an antiquer’s dream come true

By Sierra White It’s not much to look at from the outside, but inside the


B’s Egg Rolls makes Division St. debut

By Sierra White If the busy drive-thru was any indication on Wednesday, word had already


County launches new COVID-19 dashboard

By Patrick Lynn Portage Co. this week unveiled a new dashboard to help the public


DA’s office: Dewey man facing charges after assault on deputy, threat to kill

By Brandi Makuski A Dewey man has been released on a $500 cash bond after


Traffic snarls on I-39 will continue with WisDOT construction

Metro Wire Staff Motorists northbound on I-39 were backed up for over a mile on


Comptroller: Turning down TAP grant could’ve put Bus. 51 rebuild in jeopardy

By Brandi Makuski Approving an overbudget bid for 13 miles of bicycle lane infrastructure across


Column: Use common sense, avoid tragedy this Fourth of July

From barbeques and cooling off by the pool, to scenic firework shows, the Fourth of


Police & Sheriff calls, June 26-29

June 26 Dogs: A 33-year-old man reported being attacked by his neighbor’s dogs on the


Legal fees stacking up for city in Skibba matter—and it’s still not over

By Brandi Makuski The Stevens Point Police and Fire Commission is scheduled to meet again


Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Operation Dry Water’

Metro Wire Staff The Portage County Sheriff’s Office will have a heightening presence to ensure


City plans to create three new TIF districts

By Brandi Makuski Stevens Point may add three new tax increment finance districts this year.


Libraries reopen to public on Monday

By Brandi Makuski Portage Co. branch libraries are ready for a June 29 reopening. The


Petition to remove police positions holds no legal weight, city attorney says

By Brandi Makuski It started as an online petition six days ago, and by the


City releases Skibba’s resignation agreement

By Brandi Makuski The police and fire commission on Friday released its resignation agreement with