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Dear Daily Herald readers,
My name is Theresa Clift, and I'm the new local government reporter here at Daily Herald Media, focusing primarily on Wausau and Marathon County. I'm a Michigan native who grew up in Brighton, a town about 45 miles northwest of Detroit and 20 miles north of Ann Arbor. I graduated from Central Michigan University, whose current claim to fame is having produced this year's first-overall NFL draft pick. ...