WAUSAU - A new business in downtown Wausau wants to highlight the great work of local artisans. The Local celebrated its grand opening on Saturday.
Inside you'll find handmade unique items like pillows and art work. Owning her own store is something Alison Magnuson always wanted.
"I'm very passionate with every artist that has their work in the shop and just the talent that is throughout Wisconsin amazes me," said Alison Magnuson.
What also makes The Local so unique is that it features the work of 30 artists from around Wisconsin. There's even a 'Meet the Makers' wall with information on each of them.
Magnuson also says she moved to the area from Michigan after having her daughter a few years ago.
"I wanted to show her that every dream is possible and to follow them. I didn't want to always look back and [say], 'I wish I would have done that.' I want to teach her that anything is possible," said Magnuson.
Magnuson doesn't sell her work just yet, but she hopes to in the near future.
For more information on The Local, click on the link below.
PARK FALLS - Many families began their Thanksgiving Day with a run this morning. Topping off the holiday with a "trot" around town may not appeal to everyone, but for these families it was a way to spend time with one another.
"Trot now so we can pie later," said Steph Schultz, a runner in the Park Falls Turkey Trot.
Families used the Turkey Trot 5K in Park Falls as a way to bond.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - A number of Rhinelander police and firefighters will work a weekend morning shift in December and won't get paid for it. It's an extra task they're happy to help with.
The Rhinelander Police Department's Shop With a Cop program returns December 16. Police and firefighters take 20 third grade students from Crescent, Pelican, Zion, and Nativity schools shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. The schools recommend students for the event.
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