WAUSAU - Mike McCabe wants to see regular people get involved in government. That's why he announced Tuesday he is running to be the Democratic candidate for governor.
McCabe held a meet and greet in Wausau Wednesday. He said politicians have learned how the system works and how to work the system.
McCabe told voters that his experience in activism taught him how the system doesn't work for regular people.
"My life's work has been exposing political corruption and the legal bribery of our elected officials and trying to get regular people a voice and a seat at the table and that's been missing in our politics for a long time," said McCabe.
McCabe wants to take a bottom up approach to fixing problems. He wants to give regular people tools to do more for themselves and each other, rather than catering to the wealthy and hoping their work trickles down. McCabe is one of five Democrats running in 2018 so far.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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