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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

 9:48 AM 

Dems take their turn in Stevens Point

Four weeks ago, state Republicans headed to Stevens Point for their annual convention.

This weekend, the Democrats take their turn at the same location in the same city. Both parties based their decisions to head to Point on its central location, but it's more of a Dem town.

Congressman Dave Obey, the House Appropriations chair, represents Portage County in Congress.

State Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, represents the area in the state Senate. And the state reps in Lassa's district are all Dems -- Vruwink, Molepske and Schneider.

Stevens Point is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where the late Lee Sherman Dreyfus was chancellor before being elected governor as a Republican.

What else do "Pointers" do?

They've got one of the best golf courses in the state in their community, SentryWorld, and the Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin is nearby. There's also plenty of recreational opportunities, including the Polish Heritage Trail (biking) and the Ice Age Trail (hiking).

And of course, tours of the Point Brewery are available.

In addition to geography, Stevens Point boasts another honor -- a recent ranking by Relocate-America.com as one of the top 10 places to live in America. Appleton was the only other Wisconsin city named in the 'Top 100 Places to Live'.

See convention details from DPW: http://www.wisdems.org/ht/d/sp/i/1015605/pid/1015605

The convo hotel is the Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

Here's a map of the area

See more on Stevens Point attractions

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