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  • Village of Plover residents will see some slight changes to voting procedures in the upcoming November election. In response to complaints received about long lines and the amount of time it took to register and/or cast a vote in the spring election, Village Board members Wednesday, Sept. 21, approved adjusting one of the ward’s voting locations and opening early voting and registration sooner than in previous elections.


  • The city of Stevens Point presented its initial capital budget draft for the fiscal year of 2017 during the Finance Committee meeting Monday, Sept. 12. The draft “holds the line” and keeps the tax levy rates steady. During the budget process, the various city departments all draft their budget requests. These requests include a prioritized list building/office maintenance needs, city infrastructure upgrade needs, etc.


  • Office Direct wins CAP Services’ Business Expansion Contest

    CAP Services recently named Office Direct Interiors of Stevens Point the winner of CAP’s first Business Expansion Contest. Office Direct will receive a $1,000 cash prize, free marketing assessment, mentorship through the Packers Mentor-Protégé Program, and referrals for services specific to the business’s needs.


  • In-person absentee voting starts Monday in Stevens Point

    Individuals who wish to vote early in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, Presidential Election may vote in-person starting Monday, Sept. 26. Voters are reminded to bring proper photo identification. Stevens Point City Clerk John Moe said voters have two options for voting absentee. 


  • Shooting investigation sought truth; man charged

    A 31-year-old Marshall man has been charged in the March shooting incident in Stevens Point that led to the death of 21-year-old Deonta M. Lezine.


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