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Residents detail life in Wausau's toughest neighborhood

10:52 PM, Feb. 9, 2013
Green, yellow and purple bunting hang from the facade of the Red Eye Brewing Co. in Wausau on Friday. Red Eye opened on the east side several years ago.
Green, yellow and purple bunting hang from the facade of the Red Eye Brewing Co. in Wausau on Friday. Red Eye opened on the east side several years ago.
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City officials have called it "the worst of the worst."

The neighborhood of roughly 700 residents bounded by First and Seventh streets and extending to Franklin and Washington streets attracts more criminals and more property-code violators than any other in Wausau, city police and inspection records show.

One police officer said he routinely gets complaints about marijuana smoke wafting from the front porch of east-side houses and across the neighborhood. A local business owner told a Daily Herald Media reporter that he has watched drug dealers swapping their goods in a downtown ...

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