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Wisconsin cities among the top ten in "drunkest cities" across the country

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The report reviewed drinking rates in more than 380 metro areas.

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Northwestern WI college making major budget cuts Video included

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 In addition to cutting the school radio station and dropping two men's and women's sports programs, all faculty and staff will take a pay cut.

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Multiple Memorial Day events planned throughout the Northland

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The following events are among those to be held on Memorial Day, or throughout the Memorial Day weekend:

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Deadliest time on Minnesota roads is just around the corner

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In 2016, 120 of the 392 fatalities on Minnesota roads happened during that time frame, which made up 31 percent of all traffic deaths last year.

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UPDATE: Barron Co. authorities ID two teens involved in fatal plane crash Video included

Crews in Barron County are still searching for a plane that crashed near Chetek, killing one passenger.

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Walker urges Legislature to 'get it done'

The Latest on Wisconsin state budget (all times local):

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Bear family caught on camera Video included

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Jim Meyers said he and his wife, April, saw the bear family near East Shore Road in Barnes, Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon.

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Man charged with strangulation, battery

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Morris remains in jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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UPDATE: 72-year-old woman killed in Bayfield County crash

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Authorities say 72-year-old Linda Brown of Bayfield died when her northbound car was hit head-on by a southbound truck on State Highway 13 around eleven Monday morning. 

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One dead following crash near City of Bayfield

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, a truck headed south on State Highway 13 collided head-on with a northbound car just before eleven Monday morning. 

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Identity of Ashland County bus crash victim released

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Officials say 16-year-old David Hamann from Mason, Wisconsin hit the back of the school bus last Friday.

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UPDATE: New details in Lake of the Woods cabin fire

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 85-year-old Dale O'Brien of Superior is recovering from burns and smoke inhalation from a fire that started when he tried to start his gas fireplace, which caused the explosion.

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Glidden anxious to get back to normal after flooding Video included

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Getting back to normal is no easy task as many of the roads remain covered in water, making it impossible to assess the damage. 

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UPDATE: One person injured in fire, propane believed to be a factor Video included

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The person was able to get out of the building on his own.  Authorities say the person was taken to the hospital.  His condition is not known at this time.

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after a heavy police presence in Superior Video included

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Superior police say a suspect is in custody after a heavy police presence was seen Thursday on the 1200 block of Harrison Street, which included the Emergency Response Team.

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Floodwaters rise in Glidden Video included

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Floodwaters reached a new high in Glidden, Wisconsin Thursday night.

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Deadly Wisconsin tornado rated a strong EF2

The weather service says the twister packed winds of 120 to 130 mph, or even slightly stronger, when it hit the park near Chetek on Tuesday evening.

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Gov. Walker tours tornado-ravaged mobile home park

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The Governor visited with a number of families who lost their homes in the tornado.

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Glidden flooding begins affecting homes Video included

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The impact of severe weather continues in much of Wisconsin with parts of Ashland and Iron Counties under water. In just 24 hours, fields have turned into ponds. 

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Rain washes out roads around Northwest Wisconsin

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Some roads remain closed or under water on Wednesday following Tuesday evening's storms in Northwest Wisconsin.

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Large-scale animal farms' expired permits raise concerns

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Wisconsin Public Radio reports many of the permits for the concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, expired in 2016. 

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State of Emergency declared in Barron and Rusk counties

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Countywide damage assessments are underway in both counties. 

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UPDATE: Name of 46-year-old storm victim released Video included

authorities say the victim who died when a tornado destroyed a mobile home park in northwestern Wisconsin was a 46-year-old man.

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Severe weather hits parts of the Northland Video included

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It was a stormy Tuesday night for parts of the Northland, especially those in Northwest Wisconsin, with all kinds of wild weather being reported.

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Glidden prepares for flooding with last year on the mind Video included

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Heavy rains have areas of Northwest Wisconsin in a flood advisory, with water on the rise in southern Ashland and Iron counties. 

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Wisconsin lawmakers want to crack down on child porn requests

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Van Wanggaard announced Tuesday they're circulating a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for adults to solicit sexually explicit photos, recordings or other representations of minors. 

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Rain decreases fire danger in the Northland

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This week's rain is helping lower the chances for grass fires in the Northland. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are still burning restrictions even though Duluth and places South and East of the city received significant rain.  

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The Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe is closer to picking new tribal chair

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The Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe is closer to picking a new tribal chair and treasurer after holding primary elections earlier this month.

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Conservatives push for requiring 7-year rule renewals

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling calls it a special interest giveaway. 

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Cranberry research station to be located in Jackson County

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Plans are being made for a new research facility to support Wisconsin's $1 billion cranberry industry. The Wisconsin Cranberry Research and Education Foundation said Monday it's purchasing about 155 acres in Jackson County for the research station. The purchase is being made with federal funds and private contributions. The foundation expects research on best growing practices, including pest and disease management, to begin next year. The property will also have a cranberry marsh p... More>>

DOJ: 63 of 6,000 sexual assault kits tested so far

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The kits are sitting for a variety of reasons, including prosecutors deciding cases were too weak to pursue, cases were resolved without testing or victims refused to cooperate. 

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