The Wausonian is the independent publication of writer B.C. Kowalski. I break down the Wausau news weekly, giving you the news you need to know without all the reprinted press releases, wire stories and other fluff you don’t want. Wausau’s only truly local-only news source.

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Founder of The Wausonian, an independent publication bringing you Wausau news from the city, the metro and sometimes beyond, right to your inbox. My goal is to bring readers insightful stories that owe no allegiance to any ideology.