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The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

U.S. Census Bureau: QuickFacts

QuickFacts provides U.S. government statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. 

Web Wisconsin Marathon County Government


511WI is a free website that provides traffic and route personalization information. Call 511 or visit to get all the information you need to make smart traveling decisions, check traffic speeds or plan a trip. 511 will help improve your commute and keep you informed about travel conditions both before you leave the house and while you are on the...

Web Wisconsin Automobiles

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation in different ways—in-person, low-contact, or contact-free—depending on what service is available in your area. 

Web Taxes

A resource website that helps people seeking addiction resources and services.   

Web Health

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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

The ADRC-CW promotes choice and independence through personalized education, advocacy and access to services that prevent, delay and lessen the impacts of aging and disabilities in the lives of adults. 

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All About Birds

This website is a comprehensive resource provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that includes an identification guide.

Web Animals and Pets

All Recipes

This general cooking resource provided by Allrecipes Magazine includes recipes, how-to videos, and other resources.

Web Food and Cooking

American Physical Society: Physical Review

APS publications serve the international physics community with peer-reviewed research journals, news and commentary about the latest research published in the Physical Review Journals, news about and for members, information about physics and its place in the world, and blogs covering science policy, as well as fun and educational science news. The...

Web Health

Animal Diversity Web

This University of Michigan resource is an online database and encyclopedia of animal natural history, built through contributions from students, photographers and many others.

Web Animals and Pets Encyclopedia


Offers residential and business listings of phone numbers and addresses in its white and yellow pages, plus allows discovery of phone number ownership via its "reverse look-up" feature. 

Web Phone and Address

Appleton Post-Crescent

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Appleton, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Audiofile Magazine

This resource provides reviews and recommendations for audiobooks, including an annual "best audiobooks" list and the Audie Awards.

Web Audiobooks Reading Advice Newspapers and Magazines


Compare mortgage, refinance, insurance and CD rates. Expert analysis of home loan finance topics and trends. Also includes a variety of financial calculators for determining amortization, compound interest, and more.

Web Finance and Investment

Bureau of Labor Statistics: K–12

This Bureau of Labor Statistics website is designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences.

Web For Teens For Children Employment College


A popular site for discovering job opportunities. Search by category, pay scale, geographic area and more. 

Web Employment

Center For the Book at the Library of Congress

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. 

Web E-books Reading Advice

Centers for Disease Control

The CDC provides credible information about diseases and health issues, including disease definitions and symptoms, public safety and travel bulletins, educational materials, and more.

Web Health

Central Wisconsin Airport

The Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is a regional non-hub airport located in Mosinee, WI roughly equidistant between Stevens Point and Wausau.  The airport is owned by Marathon and Portage Counties and is governed by the Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board.  It is currently served by three airlines, Delta, American and United Airlines...

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Central Wisconsin SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Web Small Business

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Its rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance: (1) financial health and (2) accountability & transparency. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and...

Web For Adults Finance and Investment Volunteering and Charity

Chemistry Coach

Need help with chemistry? This site will help you cover the basics of chemistry! 

Web College For Teens

Choose My Plate

This resource from the USDA includes the current national dietary guidelines and meal planning tools.

Web Food and Cooking

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. 

Web Newspapers and Magazines Genealogy

Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts department is responsible for the filing and case management of all Marathon County Court Cases. All garnishments, replevins, evictions, liens, state income tax liens, warrants, civil judgments, writs and mediation are handled through this office. Collection of filing fees, fines, forfeitures, court costs, GAL fees, custody study fees...

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Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government produced by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.

Web Small Business Laws and Legal Issues

College Affordability and Transparency Center

The CATC was designed by the U.S. Department of Education to meet requirements in the Higher Education Opportunity Act and to provide better information to student and parent consumers about college costs. It serves as a central point to several tools that allow users to compare colleges tuition and fees, net price and other characteristics.

Web College


This resource provides information on college planning for students, parents and educators.

Web College For Teens


CollegeNavigator is a searchable database provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics that can help users find the right college based on criteria set by the user.

Web College

Commercial Driver Practice Test App

This Wisconsin CDL practice knowledge test is a great resource for those looking for a career in commercial driving. ​Use it together with the Wisconsin Commercial Driver's Manual​ to help you prepare for the CDL knowledge test.

Web Automobiles

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media rates and reviews movies, TV shows, books and more so parents and educators can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. Common Sense Media is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization.

Web For Children For Teens For Educators For Parents Computers and Technology Reading Advice Movies and Television

Connect Safely is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. You’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.

Web For Parents For Educators

Conservation, Planning and Zoning (CPZ)

Marathon County's CPZ department has the following services:Conservation Services administers programs to implement the Land and Water Resource Management Plan which includes the Farmland Preservation Program, Managed Intensive Grazing, Lake Districts, Wildlife Damage and Abatement, as well as regulatory activities associated with the Waste Storage Facility...

MC Web Online On-site Marathon County Nature and the Environment

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances.

Web Finance and Investment

Consumer Guide for Buying and Fixing Cars

This resource provided by the U.S. Government is a consumer guide to purchasing, fixing, and insuring automobiles, and where to direct complaints regarding vehicle sales, safety and repairs.

Web Automobiles

Consumer Information (from the FTC)

This Federal Trade Commission website provides information on filing consumer complaints, reporting identity theft and registering for the Do Not Call list.It also provides resources regarding money and credit, homes and morgtages, health and fitness, jobs and making money, and privacy, identity theft, and online security.

Web Finance and Investment

Consumer Issues (

Consumer issues include filing complaints, product recalls, telemarketing and unwanted mail, and scams and frauds, including identity theft.

Web Finance and Investment

This Federal Trade Comission website covers the basics of consumer protection, including money management, credit, loans, debt, scams and identity theft.

Web Finance and Investment

Corporation Counsel

Mission StatementThe Office of Corporation Counsel serves the collective safety and welfare of the residents of Marathon County by providing civil legal services including enforcement, counsel, and referrals to county departments and the County Board.General Overview of Official DutiesCorporation Counsel serves as the parliamentarian and provides legal...

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County Clerk

The County Clerk's Office is the chief election official and conducts all federal, state, county, local and school elections.The County Clerk's Office issues Marriage Licenses, Terminations of Domestic Partnership, U.S. Passports, direct seller's permits, timber cutting permits, and distributes the state dog licenses to local municipal treasurers. The...

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County Treasurer

The County Treasurer receives deposits and invests all moneys belonging to the County; collects postponed and all delinquent real estate taxes and distributes said taxes to appropriate municipalities and school districts. Handles applications for tax deeds and takes property if taxes remain unpaid. Oversees property description functions of preparing...

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Offers a selection of free college-level courses from major U.S. universities on a wide range of topics. Additional courses and certificate programs are available for a fee.

Web For Teens Computers and Technology Online Courses

Covering Wisconsin

Covering Wisconsin connects Wisconsin residents with insurance coverage and other programs that support health, and promotes effective use of these programs. A federally certified and state licensed navigator entity.

Web Health Government

Cyndi's List

A free listing of genealogy-related websites throughout the world wide web.

Web Genealogy

Dave's Garden

Search over 160,000 plants. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 144 active forums, identify plants, pets, birds and butterflies.

Web Home and Garden Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment

Department of Workforce Development

Visit this website to apply for Wisconsin unemployment benefits and find information on employee rights, job-related services for veterans, worker's compensation, disability employment services and more.

Web Small Business Employment

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a single point of free, open access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more — from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format and topic.

Web History Music Newspapers and Magazines


Free and simple online tutoials for those who are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher.

Web Computers and Technology Online Online Courses

Directory of Public Officials

A publication of public officials' contact information — national, state, county and municipal — maintained by Marathon County government.

Web Marathon County Government

District Attorney

The District Attorney is the head law enforcement officer in Marathon County and is the prosecutor in all cases of crime or county traffic ordinance violations committed in Marathon County. In this capacity, this department works with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and local police departments to ensure the effective,...

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Driver Practice Test App (from WI DOT)

Download the app to practice for the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles Driver test.   

Web Automobiles For Teens

This is a free driver education program that includes online driver's manuals and  practice tests for the car and motorcycle as well as the Commercial Driver's License. It includes a "Read Aloud" toolbar in the footer of every page that will read each page, transfer the audio to MP3 files, and can translate the text into other languages.

Web For Teens Online Courses

Encyclopedia Britannica

A free online encyclopedia.

Web Encyclopedia

Search over 200 individual encyclopedias and reference books from the worlds most trusted publishers.

Web Encyclopedia

Environment at a Glance

From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, this website tracks and provides data around climate change, air quality and other environmental factors. 

Web Nature and the Environment


This cooking resource provides recipes, menus, and other resources for a wide range of food and dishes.

Web Food and Cooking

Evaluating Internet Resources

Follow these guidelines from Georgetown University Library to evaluate the quality and accuracy of online content.

Web Computers and Technology

Excel Easy

Excel is a coommon program that is used frequently to display and manipulate data.  This resource teaches the basics of how to use Excel. 

Web Computers and Technology

Family History Records

The Wisconsin Historical Society has partnered with Ancestry to provide free access to selected Wisconsin government records for family history research. Includes: family history-related government records; birth, death and marriage indexes;state censuses;wills and probate records.Records cover various time periods between 1800 and 1987.

Web Genealogy


Free family history and genealogy records. Must create an account to access. 

Web Genealogy

Federal Election Commission

The FEC is the independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the federal campaign finance law. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, Senate, Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

Web Elections and Voting Government

Federal School Code Search

This resource provides the Federal School Code you'll need for the FAFSA. It includes information such as tuition, fees, and graduation rates for colleges and allows you to compare up to 10 colleges at a time.

Web College Grants and Scholarships

Federal Student Aid

This U.S. Department of Education website is an one-stop resource for information on federal student aid.

Web College Grants and Scholarships

Federal Taxes: Free File

IRS Free File lets you prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site with the IRS Free File Program, or use Free File Fillable Forms.

Web Taxes Government

Federal Taxes: Request Forms

Submit an online request or call 800-829-3676 to receive specific U.S. federal tax forms and publications by mail.

Web Taxes Government

Federal Taxes: Withholding Estimator

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.”  This is even more important following the recent changes to the tax law for 2018 and beyond. The estimator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work. 

Web Taxes Government

Film Ratings | Motion Picture Association

Movie ratings provide parents with advance information about the content of movies to help them determine what movies are appropriate for their children at any age. After all, parents are best suited to knowing each of their children’s individual sensitivities and sensibilities to pick movies for them. Ratings are assigned by a board of parents who consider...

Web Movies and Television For Parents

Financial Planning Tools

Use these tools from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) to understand how your cash flows through your household so you can more accurately forecast your spending needs, manage expenses and plan for your future. 

Web Finance and Investment

Find a Grave

A massive collection of cemetery and grave information collected by volunteers around the world. Entries often include gravestone inscriptions and photographs, and may also include obituaries, scans of newspaper articles, family information, and more. Search by name or browse by cemetery.

Web Genealogy

Food and Human Nutrition

Dietary guidelines, food safety, meal planning, and more from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.

Web Food and Cooking

Food Network Recipes

A large collection of recipes available for free.

Web Food and Cooking

This resource includes recipes, videos and news from the cooking world.

Web Food and Cooking

This resource includes information on food recalls, food poisoning, and food safety fundamentals such as safe minimum cooking temperatures and food storage.

Web Food and Cooking

Free Annual Credit Reports

This is the only source for free credit reports as required by federal law. You can get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian).

Web Finance and Investment

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the U.S. to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study).  

Web College Grants and Scholarships For Teens

Fuel Economy Guide

This resource provides information on milegae, including comparisons between cars and trip calculators.

Web Automobiles

Free online lessons for anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and math skills.

Web Computers and Technology Online Courses

GEARS Center

Private and semi-private offices, co-working areas and meetings rooms are available (for a fee) at the GEARS Center, 1415 Merrill Ave. (Suite 140), Wausau, WI. Offered by the Marathon County Development Corporation (MCDEVCO).

Web Small Business Meeting Spaces

Genealogy Explained

If you are new to the world of genealogy, this resource can help you learn about different resources and effective research methods that you can use to explore your family history.  

Web Genealogy


At this site you can find jobs and see company salaries, reviews and interviews—all posted anonymously by employees.

Web Employment

Google Finance

Get current stock and fund prices, plus look up past performance, company profiles, business and investing news.

Web Finance and Investment

Google Translate

Translate single words or entire documents and websites. Dozens of languages are translatable using this simple, easy-to-use online tool.

Web Language Learning


Listings for state and local government jobs throughout the United States.

Web Employment

Green Bay Press-Gazette

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Grow with Google

Grow with Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers and businesses.

Web Computers and Technology Employment Online Courses Small Business

Hathi Trust Digital Library

This digital library provides access to a collection of titles from academic and research institutions worldwide. 

Web E-books

Created by the federal government, the Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.Under the new health care law that took effect in 2013, those without health insurance (or interested in different insurance) can use this site to explore their options and register for coverage.

Web Health Government

Helping Kids Grieve

The resources provided by Sesame Street in Communities include guidance on talking about grief, activities to do as a family, and videos to help kids heal after loss.

Web For Children For Educators For Parents Health

Highway Loss Data Institute

This resource provides safety ratings based on the crashworthiness of vehicles and crash avoidance and mitigation.

Web Automobiles

Hmong American Center

The Hmong American Center, Inc. is a community that engages in economic, social and multi-cultural development, serving as an educational and resource center for its members and surrounding communities through leadership, cooperation and collaboration.

Web Hmong and Southeast Asian

How to Help the Healing Process-Grief

This resource from the New York Life Foundation provides guidance on talking about loss with children to help build resilience. It also has information to help plan for family holidays after experiencing loss.

Web For Children For Educators For Parents Health

Humane Society of Marathon County

The Humane Society of Marathon County provides information regarding lost pets, as well as adoption services, volunteer opportunities and donations.  

Web Animals and Pets Marathon County

A popular site for discovering job opportunities. Search by location, company, or keywords.

Web Employment

Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Web Health

International Music Score Library Project

Free online access to hundreds of thousands of music scores and sheet music that are no longer protected by copyright. Most are offered as PDF files. Some are accompanied by synthesized audio of the music in question. 

Web Music E-books

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.

Web Audiobooks Music Movies and Television E-books

Internet Archive: Audiobooks & Poetry

Free audiobooks and poetry recordings. Listen online or download a variety of titles (mostly classics). Features digital recordings and MP3s from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.

Web Audiobooks

Internet Archive: E-books & Texts

Download free books and texts. Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

Web E-books

Internet Discount Finder

The Internet Discount Finder, created by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission, can help low-income households find discounted internet service. Discounts are as deep as 80%.

Web Computers and Technology

Internet Movie Database

Information on released and upcoming movies and television series, including ratings, reviews, actors, trivia and more! 

Web Movies and Television

Internet Safety (from WI DPI)

This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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IRS Checklist for Starting a Business

This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

Web Small Business

IRS Free Tax Preparation Programs

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. 

Web Taxes

J.D. Power (formerly NADA Guides)

Get estimated values/prices and specifications for new and used automobiles, motorcycles, RVs, boats, classic cars and manufactured homes.

Web Automobiles

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Job Center of Wisconsin

A free Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers with job seekers. Operated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Job Center system.

Web Employment

Kaiser Family Foundation

KFF is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops its own policy analysis, journalism and communications, and serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media and the public.

Web Health

Kelley Blue Book

KBB offers tools to help determine the value of new and used vehicles. 

Web Automobiles

Khan Academy

A non-profit website offering free access to educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.

Web For Children For Teens Online Courses

Kids Voting USA: Wisconsin / Marathon County

Kids Voting USA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic education program that collaborates with educators, parents, community leaders, civic organization, elected officials, and election boards to create civic skill-building opportunities for students in grades K-12. 

Web Elections and Voting

Kirkus Reviews

Book reviews and recommendations from a trusted voice in book discovery.

Web Reading Advice


Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world!

Web Audiobooks


An online social network used to find jobs, connect with other professionals and share business updates. 

Web Employment

Marathon County Development Corporation

MCDEVCO provides business leaders, site selectors, employees and residents with key initiatives and resources that help them establish businesses, identify financing, receive training, capitalize on Marathon County’s resources, and establish business partnerships.

Web Small Business Marathon County

Marathon County Genealogical Society

MCGS is group of professional and amateur genealogists who meet to share research strategies, discuss local history, plan research projects and assist others in their research.

Web Genealogy Local History Marathon County

Marathon County Historical Society

The purpose of the Marathon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the history of Marathon County. The museum library collects and catalogs printed materials and documents to aid the public in historical and genealogical research. Members of the museum staff initiate and carry out general research projects, site...

Web Local History Marathon County Genealogy

Marathon County LIFE Report

The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County.  Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the...

Web Marathon County

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Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry: Reservable Facilities

The Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has nearly 20 reservable sites throughout the county! These sites include the Oak Island Shelter, Pleasant View Shelter, Riverside Lodge, Sylvan Hill Chalet, and others.

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Marshfield News-Herald

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Master Gardener Program

Get your gardening questions answered by a Master Gardener, or take classes to become a Master Gardener yourself! The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. 

Web Home and Garden Nature and the Environment


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Web Health Government

Microsoft Office Training Center

Free video courses and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and more. Covers the most recent Office suite as well as previous versions from several years ago.

Web Computers and Technology Employment Online Courses

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Web For Teens Computers and Technology Online Courses

A popular website for discovering job opportunities.

Web Employment


Learn how to use a mouse to navigate web pages. A series of exercises for absolute beginners. 

Web Computers and Technology

Municode: WI

A library of municipal codes and ordinances for most municipalities in Wisconsin and other states. (Note: The contents of this site may not immediately reflect the most current legislation.)

Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues Marathon County

My Money

This personal finance educational resource is maintained by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and includes information for all ages.

Web Finance and Investment

My Vote Wisconsin

Find information about upcoming elections; local, state and federal elected officials; voting districts and wards; voting information for members of the military and their families; and voting information for U.S. citizens temporarily or permanently living overseas.

Web Government Laws and Legal Issues Wisconsin Elections and Voting

National College Fairs (from NACAC)

Click on "Learn" to find advice for applying to college, including useful checklists and tips for writing admissions essays. 

Web College For Teens

National Geographic: Animals

Pictures, scientific information and news regarding animals from all over the planet.

Web Nature and the Environment Animals and Pets

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The NHTSA is responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. This website includes vehicle safety ratings, car seat laws and guidelines, vehicle recalls and complaints.

Web Automobiles

National Public Radio: Books

National Public Radio brings you news about books and authors, inlcuding reviews, interviews, picks for great reads, and much more.

Web Reading Advice

National Weather Service

A wealth of current and historical weather and climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes resources for students and educators.

Web Nature and the Environment

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

This website from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows you to search for burial locations of veterans and their family members, including VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and private cemeteries when the grave has a government marker. 

Web Genealogy Veterans

Native American Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month! This website features government collections that pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Web History

New York Times: Book Review

Reviews, essays, best sellers and children's books coverage from The New York Times Book Review.

Web Reading Advice

NOLO's Bankruptcy Center

This resource from the popular publisher of NOLO legal guides for consumers provides layperson-friendly explanations of the basics of bankruptcy.

Web Finance and Investment Small Business

Northcentral Technical College: Facility Rental

NTC provides low-cost options for workshops, conferences and meetings in a professional setting. NTC meeting rooms include technology to accommodate all delivery methods, moveable furniture and wireless internet. 

Web Meeting Spaces

This website offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Web Food and Cooking

OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

OASIS allows students to search for openly available online books, reports and research studies. 

Web E-books Audiobooks Online Courses For Educators For Teens

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career information compiled by the U.S. government. Lists and describes hundreds of occupations, average pay, requirements, projections, and more.

Web Employment

OnGuard Online

This resource from the Federal Trade Commission provides online security tips and resources for all internet users and includes resources for educators and parents.

Web Computers and Technology For Parents For Educators

Open Library

This website offers more than a million free classic e-books in multiple formats, plus a free e-book lending library offered in partnership with public libraries worldwide. This site also collects bibliographic information, with the goal of creating "one page for every book ever published." 

Web E-books

Our World In Data

Students can search for up to date data on various world wide concerns, including climate and ecology. 

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Oyez Project

A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955. The Project also provides information on all justices and a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including some justices’ chambers.

Web History Government Laws and Legal Issues

PBS Parents

This resource on child development and early learning "also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS Kids program."

Web For Parents For Educators

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PBS Wisconsin Education

The PBS Wisconsin Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. Formerly known as WPT Education and Wisconsin Media Lab.

Web For Children For Educators For Teens

Peter's Online Typing Course

improve your typing / keyboarding skills with these free online lessons.

Web Computers and Technology

Pets in Wausau

Frequently-asked questions, and links to ordinances related to pet ownership in the city of Wausau.

Web Animals and Pets

Physicians' Desk Reference

View authoritative, FDA-approved summaries and prescribing information for prescription and over-the-counter drugs (under "Drug Information"), plus up-to-date drug-related alerts and recalls (under "Drug Communications"). These features of the site are free, no login required.

Web Health

Private Forest Lands Open for Public Recreation

Through the Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) programs, some private forest lands are open to the public for recreational purposes. This web mapping tool from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can help you find which lands are now available. 

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 60,000 free e-books. Choose among free epub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. These are "public domain" books no longer protected by copyright, and are generally older works. 

Web E-books

Raise Great Kids

This resource provided by the Marathon County Early Years Coalition "has pulled together great resources – experts, advice, tips and ideas from others about the issues that matter most to you as you and your child move through these early years." 

Web For Parents

Reading Group Guides

A resource for book discussion groups, including reading guides, discussion questions, plot summaries, and book lists.

Web Reading Advice

Recollection Wisconsin

Recollection Wisconsin is a place to discover and share local history, family history, and the history of Wisconsin. Search thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. In addition to viewing old photos and...

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Resources for Genealogists

Maintained by the National Archives, this website provides links to federal documents, databases, and online collections, plus tips and guides, all pertaining to genealogy and family history. 

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Resume Lab

Create a resume using this free online tool, and learn more about the different types of resumes and how to use a resume to get the job you want.

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Silent Professionals: Private Security Jobs

A job site aimed at veterans who may be looking for work in the private security field.  

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Simply Recipes

This general cooking resource focuses on recipes that work and are worth the effort. 

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Small Business Development Center

The SBDC at UW-Stevens Point offers no cost, confidential advising and resources as well as fee based workshops/conferences to both startup and existing businesses primarily serving nine counties - Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca and Wood.

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Small Business Innovation Research

This website's highly competitive, awards-based government programs encourage small businesses to engage in Federal research and development with the potential to profit from the resulting commercialized technologies. 

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Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

This website introduces all of the animals that live at the National Zoo and includes resources such as links to the live web cameras.

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South Area Business Association

The South Area Business Association offers education and networking opportunities for local small businesses and business-minded youth.

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Standard & Poor's

Provides investors with market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, indices, investment research and risk evaluations and solutions.

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State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

Provides links to financial aid programs and applications for schools throughout Wisconsin. HEAB is responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system.

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Stevens Point Journal

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens ages 13+. Every week during the summer, free audiobooks are available for download (and keep).

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Talking to Children About Traumatic Events

This resource, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides concrete steps to help families discuss tragic events and their feelings about them. The guidance is also organized by age group.

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Provides a wide range of online tutorials intended for users age 50 and over, though others may find the site helpful too. It includes tutorials on popular websites, social media and internet-based applications.

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Teens Health

A source of qualified information and advice about health, emotions and life for teens.

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Tenant Resource Center

Collects forms, publications, and laws related to landlord and tenant issues. A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers throughout Wisconsin.

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The World Factbook

This Central Intelligence Agency resource provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

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Free typing/keyboarding tutorials.

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U.S. Census Bureau: Publications

An online archive of publications, briefs and reports from U.S. Census Bureau experts, including the following (among others): American Community Survey Data Briefs (ACSBR)American Community Survey Reports (ACS)Census BriefsCensus of AgricultureCensus of Population and HousingConsolidated Federal Funds ReportsConsumer Income (P60)E-CommerceFactfinder...

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

This resource provides information on product recalls and other issues related to consumer product safety, including safety education centers on a variety of topics. You can report an unsafe product on this website.

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U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid

This resource includes links to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a student aid estimator and other information about financial aid and repaying student loans. 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a federal government agency whose primary responsibility is to manage fish and wildlife resources in the public trust for people today and future generations.

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U.S. Newspaper List

Provides links to the websites of most newspapers in the United States. In many cases, news stories are only freely available online for several weeks to a month.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and...

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U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

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United Way: 211

Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more. 

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UnitedWay: Income Tax Preparation Assistance Information

Details options for how and where to get tax forms, plus how low-income taxpayers may have their taxes prepared for free. 

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USA Jobs

The official website for job opportunities offered by the federal government of the United States.

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The official portal for the U.S. government, featuring military info., federal grant sources, government jobs, tax and social security resources, voting info., national history, resources for families, job opportunities, immigration reports, government statistics, technology, and more! 

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UW Stevens Point - Wausau: Campus Reservations

The purpose of the facilities at UW-Stevens Point facilities primarily support the educational and strategic goals of the university. As a public institution, UW-Stevens Point also seeks to be accessible to the general public.  To the extent that space is available the university welcomes community members, organizations and groups to utilize...

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Veterans' Service Records

Veterans and their next of kin can use this National Archives website to request military service records online or by mail or fax. Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records. Military personnel records can be used for...

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Vital Records Requests

To obtain copies of official records of birth, death, marriage and divorce, contact the appropriate state or territorial government offices on this webpage.

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Offers basic to intermediate tutorials in popular website programming languages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, XML, and more. Covers the basics of creating a website from scratch. 

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Wausau Area Access Media (WAAM)

WAAM offers a live stream of the "Government & Education" cable channel, as well as on-demand videos of recent content. WAAM broadcasts board meetings of the city council, county board and school board; high school sports games; high school graduations; church services; parades; locally produced programs; programs from federal...

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Wausau Daily Herald

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Wausau, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.

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Wausau Municipal Code

The Wausau Municipal Code is provided as a convenience to citizens and the legal community. The ordinances reproduced on this website are derived from the updated computer files used to produce the official Wausau Municipal Code. Changes to the code are enacted on a continuous basis by the Wausau Common Council and will be posted to this...

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Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the Wausau Region Chamber is to strengthen our member businesses and enhance the community by building business success. A source for business connections, opportunities, and solutions.

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Wausau West Side Business Association

The WWSBA provides its members with information, activities, events and support to help their businesses grow and prosper in the greater Wausau area.

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Providing credible health information, a supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review. 

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Search for residential phone numbers and addresses. 

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A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

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Wisc-Online: Basic Computer Skills

Complete this free online course to improve your basic computer skills. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was created by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

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This website collects statistical information about job growth, wages and industries in the state of Wisconsin. Offered by Job Center of Wisconsin, it also offers job search and career exploration tools.

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Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects

Wisconsin 101 is a collaborative public history project that includes both an interactive online exhibit and programming on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). Students, amateur historians, and other Wisconsin residents nominate objects of interest or importance to their communities, then research, write, and illustrate histories of those objects for...

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Wisconsin Blue Book

Published annually from 1879-1883 and then biennially since 1885, Wisconsin Blue Books provide extensive description and statistics on virtually all aspects of life in Wisconsin, including major sections on the state’s population, geography, history, election data, educational resources, social services, finance, agriculture, industry, transportation system...

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Wisconsin Builders Association

The Wisconsin Builders Association is made up of local associations throughout Wisconsin, and represents (to the level of state legislature) the interests of more than 4,500 members involved in the home building industry.

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Wisconsin Business Development

WBD is a business finance resource that provides the knowledge, services and access to capital needed to create jobs, grow businesses and build communities. A non-profit company.

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Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

Formerly known as CCAP (Consolidated Court Automation Program), the WCCA website provides access to certain public records of the Wisconsin circuit courts. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the circuit court case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record...

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Wisconsin Civil War Roster and Regimental and Descriptive Rolls

The Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, is an online book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Library. This resource lists all the soldiers known to have participated in Wisconsin's Civil War regiments.

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Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance: Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act-related FAQs, forms and updates for consumers, businesses and insurance providers in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin's DATCP partners with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. DHS oversees Medicaid and other health and social service programs, and works with local counties, health care providers, community partners, and others to provide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, mental health...

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Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents about the activities, functions, and policies of Wisconsin State Government. The collection contains state documents from 2001 to current published by the Executive and Judicial branches of Wisconsin State Government along with select legislative service agencies, government task forces,...

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Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents published by state government from 2001-current. These full-text documents provide a record of major state government programs and cover current, newsworthy topics about life in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WEDC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that invites and rewards business, professional and personal pursuits In Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Economic Outlook

Published quarterly from the late 1970s until 2015, then resumed in 2019, this report provides an overview on the state's current economic conditions and a forecast of critical economic metrics including employment, housing and personal income. 

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Wisconsin Education Career Access Network

USe WECAN to discover and apply for jobs offered by public schools throughout Wisconsin, including teaching, administrative and support positions.

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Wisconsin First Nations: American Indian Studies in Wisconsin

This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin. It also assists educators in fulfilling Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and...

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Wisconsin Government Jobs

Discover government job opportunities offered by the state of Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Historical Societies Directory

This directory provides information about more than 350 local affiliates of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It lists museums, archives, hours, directions and contact information.  

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Wisconsin Historical Society

This site hosts many digitized collections of historical photos, maps, documents, genealogical data and more, all related to Wisconsin and its history.

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Wisconsin Judicare

Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice to Wisconsin residents.  Located in the U.S. Bank Building in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin Judicare is the civil legal service provider for Wisconsin's northern 33 counties and 11 federally recognized Indian tribes. From its inception, Wisconsin Judicare has...

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Wisconsin Local History and Biographical Articles Collection

The Wisconsin Historical Society's WLHBA Collection contains 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.The entire collection is available digitally and displays actual articles clippings that are downloadable. Most articles were published 1860-1940.

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Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Founded in 1911, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association representing more than 3,800 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy.

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Wisconsin Ordinances & Codes

From the Wisconsin Law Library, this website links to the ordinances of cities, towns, villages and counties throughout Wisconsin. 

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Appleton, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry

Find Wisconsin sex offenders by name or location. Also offers legal information and services for those affected by sex crimes.

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Wisconsin State Law Library

This resource offers Wisconsin legal forms, databases of state law and local ordinances, landlord/tenant resources, directories of legal assistance, directories of local legal authorities, and information on small claims court, divorce, child support, foreclosure, etc. 

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Wisconsin Statutes

The Wisconsin Statutes are a compilation of the general laws of the state of Wisconsin currently in effect that have been given statute section numbers by legislation or supreme court order. 

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Wisconsin Taxes: Department of Revenue, Wausau Office

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue provides free tax forms, publications and assistance at its Wausau office, 731 North First Street (Suite 6000), by appointment only: 608-266-2772.

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Wisconsin Taxes: E-File

E-file is a free system used to file Wisconsin income tax returns. Almost any full-year, part-year or non-resident of Wisconsin can use e-file.

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Wisconsin Taxes: Request Forms

Call 608-266-1961 to request Wisconsin tax forms and publications to be sent to you by mail. Visit this webpage for more information.  

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Wisconsin Vote

During election seasons, Wisconsin Vote provides voters with information about candidates and races, election results, and election resources for educators. Wisconsin Vote is a service of PBS Wisconsin.

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WisconsinEye is a non-profit, non-partisan public affairs cable network based in Madison, presenting an independent view of civics and public policy through unbiased politcal coverage. The network offers news stories, video interviews with local and state candidates and more.

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YALSA's Teen Book Finder

This is a free smartphone/tablet app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to help teens, parents, library staff, educators and anyone who loves young adult literature access YALSA's growing database of book awards and book lists.

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Yellow Pages

Look up local and national business listings, including phone numbers and addresses.

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Zip Recruiter Veteran's Page

Job listings and related resources for veterans. 

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A job searching website that provides links to jobs in the area. 

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ZipRecruiter Local Jobs

Aggregated employment opportunities for organizations in Marathon County.

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