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Wausau is located in north-central Wisconsin. It lies about 180 miles, (290 km) east of Minneapolis, Minnesota. While the metropolitan area has a population of around 80,000, the city is home to about 40,000 and the town just a little over 2000.

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  1. After the fall of Saigon, Hmong refugees from Southeast Asia who fought alongside the CIA immigrated into Wausau at the end of the 1970s.
  2. As of 2003, the Hmong Americans are the largest ethnic minority in Wausau.
  3. The Wausau area is a center for cultivation of American ginseng, and Marathn County was known as the "Ginseng Capital of the World".

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