Updated: 12:42 PM Major political parties are trying to stress the importance of voting this November to minority communities in Northcentral Wisconsin. Members of the Republican and Democratic parties gathered today to speak to Hmong clan leaders at the "Understanding Voting in America" conference in Stevens Point.
Posted: 9:28 PM It's sad to say, but many aging veterans in our area can't afford basic necessities like soap or toothpaste, because they can't find work and don't have families. That's why the American Legion, VFW and AmVets Rolling Thunder Chapter in Wausau have created a new walk to collect donations.
Updated: 12:42 PM MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- The mother of a slain University of Wisconsin-Madison student is speaking publicly for the first time, hoping to draw public help in finding her daughter's killer.
Updated: 12:43 PM Families from Northcentral Wisconsin are supporting the state's Special Olympics this weekend. Hundreds of people turned out for the organization's bowling tournament in Weston today. Organizers say this year's turnout was the largest they've ever seen.
Updated: 12:43 PM The Salvation Army of Wausau is expecting more families than ever to need help this Christmas. More than 1,500 children are expected to apply for gifts this season. If you or someone you know needs help this season, the Salvation Army asks you visit their office on 202 Callon Street, or you can call 715-845-4272.
Updated: 12:43 PM With Halloween less than a month away, everyone will be watching how much Americans will spend this year on the second busiest holiday of the year. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend about $5.77 billion this Halloween.
Updated: 12:43 PM Thousands are leaving Eagle River with full stomachs, after celebrating the 29th Annual Cranberry Fest this weekend. From cranberry soda to cranberry brats, the event showcases everything you can do with cranberries. Organizers say this is the biggest event of the year in Eagle River, and it's used not only to showcase the state fruit, but also what the town has to offer.
Updated: 5:21 PM With October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Wausau Women's Community is honoring leaders in our area who are helping put a stop to a vicious cycle. Service awards are given out each year to those who have done outstanding work for victims of domestic violence.
Updated: 12:43 PM Beer tasting is getting a little easier this year, thanks to the Merrill community starting the First Annual Lager Barley Fest. Organizers brought in about 26 vendors for the community to meet and taste local brewing companies' original flavors.
Updated: 12:43 PM Some local school districts are having a hard time finding interested lenders this year. Many schools depend on borrowing short-term loans to balance their yearly budget, to fill in shortages while waiting for quarterly state aid and property taxes.
Updated: 5:21 PM It's not often you see a black bear in town. Many people caught a glimpse of one in Marathon Park near the grand stands this weekend. The wildlife manager at the Mead Wildlife Center says the bear was about a year and a half old, and did not pose a threat to the public.
Updated: 6:42 AM If you've ever thought you live in a great community, a recent study proves you're right. Researchers at Cambridge University say Wisconsin ranks in the top five states with the best personalities, having people who are friendly, social and compassionate.
Updated: 12:43 PM One of the biggest festivals of the fall is underway in Minocqua. Thousands of beef lovers come to the area for the Annual Beef-A-Rama. It's described as one of the biggest cookouts of the year, meant to thank local businesses for a great summer season and enjoy time out with those in the community.
Updated: 5:21 PM Choosing the right babysitter may get easier thanks to the Marathon County Red Cross. They are holding babysitting training classes aimed at teaching those younger than fifteen crucial life saving skills.
Updated: 5:21 PM Elementary students in Marathon County are demonstrating their stand for peace in the community. It's a project called "Pinwheels for Peace." About 200 students at Newman Catholic Schools were able to make their own pinwheels and place them in front of their schools.
Updated: 5:21 PM It's a great day for dog lovers in Marathon County! Many headed out to the Marathon County Humane Society's Annual "Bark in the Park" event, which is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Updated: 10:57 PM Some area Hmong families attended the Annual Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness Conference in Plover Saturday. The seminar includes speakers on food safety, family stress management and and the American legal system.
Updated: 5:21 PM For the past four years, the Marshfield Softball Association has held an annual women's softball tournament to raise money for the Marshfield Clinic for breast cancer research. They are raising part of the money this time for 42-year-old Renee "Sceeter" Treankler.
Updated: 12:43 PM The Clark County Humane Society is asking Northcentral Wisconsin residents to show how generous they can be. They're raising money to complete an addition to their shelter, but are having trouble affording it.
Updated: 12:43 PM Tens of thousands rode into the 28th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA. The event not only raised a lot of money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, but also had a huge economic impact in the Northwoods. Harley Davidson riders out numbered the residents of Tomahawk about 10 to 1 this weekend.
Updated: 12:43 PM Sometimes we forget to remember those who served in the armed forces over the years. Wausau's VFW is remembering a Korean War Veteran this weekend. His name is Jerome Sudut, Second Lieutenant of the United States Army, who grew up on North 6th Street in Wausau.
Updated: 12:43 PM Thousands of bikers are expected to attend the 27th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride. It not only brings people who are fans of motorcycles together, it also helps raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- The circus has come to Plover. This weekend the annual Heritage Days event at Heritage Park kicked off a two year exhibit that's all about the circus and it's rich history in Portage County.