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.
HARSHAW - Oneida County sheriff's deputies found three runaway sisters, ages 14, 14, and 12, in the woods in Harshaw just after 1 p.m. on Monday.
The sisters had been reported missing by their parents Monday morning. The parents had gone to wake the girls up for school, but instead found a note saying they had gone on an "adventure."
The missing girls triggered a search from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Special Response Unit, Newbold Fire Department Search and Rescue, Minocqua Fire Department, Lake Tomahawk Fire Department, and Little Rice Fire Department.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander factory that makes smoke flavoring caught fire early Monday morning.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rhinelander, Crescent and Newbold Fire Departments responded to a fire at Red Arrow Products on Rhinelander's west side.
An employee says there were about eight workers inside at the time.
No one was injured.
"Flames were coming out of a conveyor area as high as the roof. We made an interior attack and knocked that flame down. Came in from the other side of the partition wall, then made another interior attack and knocked that down," says Chief Terry Williams.
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