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Jamie Rokus

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Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Jamie:

Bed Bath & Beyond announces closure of Rib Mountain store

The location is on a list of 87 additional store locations that will close, the embattled home goods chain announced Monday. A closing date was not immediately available. → Read More

Marshfield Common Council directs fire, police chiefs to draft referendum language for staffing

A proposed referendum seeks to add nine firefighters, fill police officer and records specialist positions and add a shared administrative assistant. → Read More

Stevens Point woman, 7-year-old girl in stable condition following Tuesday morning assault

A 20-year-old Stevens Point man was arrested following the assault and is being held in the Portage County Jail. → Read More

Crumbl Cookies to open this spring in Rib Mountain

A representative for Crumbl Cookies said a spring 2023 opening is planned for the Rib Mountain location. → Read More

70 employees to be laid off as part of Wisconsin Rapids Sonoco closure

Sonoco Wisconsin Cores LLC is permanently closing its facility at 800 Fremont St. in Wisconsin Rapids. Layoffs are expected to begin March 31. → Read More

Man pleads guilty to stealing car at knifepoint from Stevens Point Target parking lot

As part of a plea agreement, a charge of armed robbery with use of force was dismissed but read into the record. → Read More

Woman dead after one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in town of Rudolph

The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. Sunday on State 13/34, south of County Line Road, in the town of Rudolph. → Read More

Demolition of Edgewater Manor in Stevens Point expected to begin Monday

Once demolition is complete the city will likely take proposals for redevelopment of the site, Mayor Mike Wiza said. → Read More

Stevens Point voters approve 4 road project referendums at a cost of $10M

Stevens Point voters approved all four road project referendums that appeared on the ballot. → Read More

Voters overwhelmingly say no to school referendums in Merrill, Athens and Stratford

Voters in Merrill, Athens and Stratford were asked to approve referendums Tuesday to support operational and capital costs. → Read More

Voters overwhelmingly say no to school referendums in Merrill, Athens and Stratford

Voters in Merrill, Athens and Stratford were asked to approve referendums Tuesday to support operational and capital costs. → Read More

‘I love Point with all my heart’: Ben Kollock, weeks after describing latest battle with cancer, dies at 34

Ben Kollock, 34, of Stevens Point, died Monday after his fourth battle with cancer, his wife, Katie, announced on his Facebook page. → Read More

Marathon County Health Department offering monkeypox vaccine. Are you eligible?

The Marathon County Health Department announced Thursday it is offering the monkeypox vaccine for eligible high-risk individuals. → Read More

DNR orders Gordondale Farms near Nelsonville to submit monitoring plan to address nitrates in groundwater

The Department of Natural Resources ordered Gordondale Farms to develop an off-site groundwater monitoring plan and submit it for review by Oct. 12. → Read More

Bath & Body Works confirms relocation of Marshfield store

A spokesperson for Bath & Body Works said the new store is expected to open in mid-August at 1827 N. Central Ave., the former location of GameStop. → Read More

Portage County at 'high' COVID-19 transmission level for first time since February

Portage County is currently the only county in Central Wisconsin experiencing high levels of community transmission, according to the CDC. → Read More

'He is a hero in all our eyes': Wisconsin Rapids native shot in the line of duty released from hospital Saturday

Police Officer Ryan Duxbury was shot in the line of duty Tuesday while responding to an active shooter call in Roseville, Minnesota → Read More

Burger King restaurant in downtown Wausau permanently closes

The Burger King location at 300 N. Sixth St. in downtown Wausau permanently closed its doors Thursday. → Read More

'Moderate and reasonable' State Sen. Jerry Petrowski will not seek re-election to Wisconsin 29th District this fall

Petrowski was elected to the state Assembly in 1998 and the state Senate in 2012. His district includes portions of six northern Wisconsin counties. → Read More

As omicron spreads in Stevens Point area, here’s where you can get COVID vaccine, booster

Here are some of the locations where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Stevens Point area. → Read More