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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Portage County EMS Announces Launch of PulsePoint

PulsePoint Respond is an app that helps public safety agencies improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance & active citizenship, empowering citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

App users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware app w...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant Period Now Open

Farmers & businesses involved in Wisconsin’s food industry who want to grow their local markets can apply for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin producer & processor grants.

Managed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, the grants help farms & business efficiently produce, process, market & distribute food in local markets including stores, schools and institutions.

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

City Receives Grant from American Transmission Company

The Stevens Point Forestry Department, in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, has received a $2,000 grant from American Transmission Company's Pollinator Planting Program. The City applied last fall and was just notified of the award.

ATC’s Pollinator Planting Program provides funding for the purchase of seeds, plugs, or plants that are low-growing, native perennials that can be planted within the transmission line right-of-way.  This type of compatible vegetation can thrive w...

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