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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Water St. Lane Closures

Two of the three northbound lanes on Water Street, north of Crosby Ave. and south of CenterPoint Dr., will be closed for utility work now through Friday afternoon.

Road Construction/Closings
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Stevens Point Celebrates Earth Day

Aerial view of NCCT property adjacent to Bukolt Park

The City of Stevens Point is partnering with North Central Conservancy Trust (NCCT), Central Rivers Farmshed, American Transmission Company (ATC), and UWSP Students for Sustainability to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a fruit tree planting on April 19th.

The 24 fruit trees will be planted on Monday, April 19th at 12:00 pm at the NCCT property adjacent to Bukolt Park.  The area to be planted is along the Green Circle Trail and is located at the intersection of Old Wausau Road and Rachick Road. &am...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 14, 2021

April 13 Redevelopment Authority meeting Video Online, on TV, & on Radio

The April 13 Redevelopment Authority meeting video is online. It will play on Community TV (Spectrum channel 984) & on WSNP-LP radio, 105.9 FM, Wednesday, April 14 at 5 & 10 pm, and Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 am.

Watch the Video in our Archives Videos, TV, Radio (Meetings & More)
Posted on: April 12, 2021

12th Annual “Cops-N-Bobbers®” is back & the program is set for Saturday, June 05, 2021

The program is a unique fishing experience where children ages 3-15 and their parents can enjoy a day of fishing with their local law enforcement officers. The program gets kids “hooked” on fishing, not drugs or violence.

(Stevens Point, WI) – The Portage County Deputy Sheriffs Association, The Stevens Point Police Officers Association, Portage County Law Enforcement Agencies along with the Stevens Point Elks Lodge 641 will be hosting the “Cops and Bobb...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Berkshire - Stevens Point Senior Apartments Nearing Completion

General Capital, the developers of the Berkshire – Stevens Point Senior Apartments, announced that the project is nearing completion & will be opening by April 15, 2021. A ribbon cutting & socially distanced Grand Opening will be held on May 20th at 3PM.

The 88-unit project, located at 1443 Water Street in Downtown Stevens Point, broke ground in late December 2019. While the  COVID-19 pandemic caused minor delays during construction, General Capital was able to keep the project on track to delive...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Face Masks Still Required in City Buildings

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 against Governor Evers’ emergency order. The ruling does not override any local emergency order. Masks will still be required to enter City buildings and will continue to be required until further notice.

The Court ruling also does not speak to any private business’ policies.

If you cannot or choose not to wear a mask, alternatives to in-person transactions can be found on this website.

City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Stevens Point

City of Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza joins the CAP Services Family Crisis Center and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence by proclaiming the month of April, 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


WHEREAS, In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is an opportunity to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. SAAM calls attention to the fact that sexual ha...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Stevens Point Police Department has seen a significant increase in thefts of catalytic converters. Officers have taken reports of nine thefts this month alone. When these thefts occur, they happen rather fast - they only take a couple of minutes.

The main vehicle that has been targeted is the Toyota Prius, although other vehicle make and models have been victim as well.

We believe the people responsible are working in a team of two - one uses a jack to lift up the vehicle and cut off the catalytic ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Police & Fire Commission Decision on Firefighter Bielen

Based upon the hearings, the Commission orders that the charges issued by the City should be upheld, including a “Last Chance Letter” and a four-day suspension without pay, and that a Disciplinary Notice be placed in the Bielen's personnel file.

Read the Complete Decision and Details (PDF) Fire Dept. / EMS
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Arbor Day Foundation Names Stevens Point Tree City USA Growth Award Winner

Stevens Point was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management, and received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement & a higher level of tree care.

Stevens Point achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclam...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Bukolt Park Permanent Boat Dock Upgrade

The City of Stevens Point will upgrade the permanent boat docks in Bukolt Park this spring. The docks are over 25 years old, and heavy usage along with repeated winter freeze-thaw cycles have made them unsafe for use and unable to be repaired this season.

The City has developed a strong partnership with the Prime Water Anglers organization; a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes the sport of fishing through educational, competitive, and social events. That partnership is paying dividends ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Stevens Point to Consider “No Mow May” to Promote Pollinator Habitat

The Stevens Point City Council will consider relaxing lawn care ordinances for the month of May to promote pollinator habitat. “NO MOW MAY” has been used in communities nationwide to let people grow their lawns to provide food and habitat for pollinators.

There are over 4,000 species of bees in North America, and populations have been affected to the point where 1 in 4 of those species are at risk of extinction. Main reasons for this decline have been attributed to loss of habitat, use of chemical pesticid...

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