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.
CRANDON - Former Crandon School Board President Brian Tupper has resigned from the board, effective early Tuesday morning.
The board voted Tupper out as president at a meeting Monday night. Within hours, he submitted his resignation from the board. The board had selected Jeff Ackley Jr. as its president and Glen Pfeifer as its vice president on Monday.
The move leaves the district with a new school board president, no permanent middle/high school principal, and no working superintendent.
WAUPUN - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.
Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.
ARBOR VITAE - You won't find Neal Anderson where he'd like to be this time of year: on a lake. Instead, he mainly stuck in the shop taking out his frustrations on cedar boards with a saw.
"This is where you get the meaning of the term 'pier pressure,'" Anderson said.
The Northland Docks owner traditionally likes to have his team wearing waders and putting docks in on area lakes this week, but with more than a foot of ice still on many lakes, they're pretty much stuck on shore.
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