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Bloomer man turns love of hunting into a successful career Video included

If you're any kind of hunter, you've probably spent some hours at work daydreaming about bagging a big animal. Well, for a Bloomer man, your daydream is his paycheck.

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9th surgery set for plane crash survivor

The road to recovery hasn't been easy for 18-year-old Hunter Gillett who was seriously injured in a plane crash in Barron County two months ago.

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Lincoln Co. church owner speaks following repeated vandalism

A historic church in Lincoln County continues to witness devastating vandalism. 

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Sawyer County Sheriff announces he's stepping down Video included

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Kelsey was diagnosed with a neurological disorder that has been treatment-resistant He would have been up for re-election in 2018.

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Landing massive Foxconn plant huge victory for Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.

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Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

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Gordy's Market closes in Hayward

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Gordy's CEO announced says its a difficult decision for the family-owned chain based in Chippewa Falls. 
 

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90-year-old UTV driver dead after colliding with car

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The Iron County Sheriff's Office says the man was attempting to cross US 51 from a trail when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

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UPDATE: Man charged in child pornography case uncovered by cyber tip

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The Ashland man who was put behind bars after a cyber tip to the Internet Crimes Against Children was officially charged Monday.

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Ashland looking for public input to create waterfront venue, grow local business Video included

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The City of Ashland is proposing an opportunity to create a much needed waterfront event venue while also expanding the Hotel Chequamegon. The proposal is still in the very early stages of the planning process. 

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Man killed during motorcycle crash south of Mellen

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According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, Jay Young of Gordon, Wisconsin was traveling north on County Highway GG when his bike left the road and crashed down into an embankment shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday.

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Western Wisconsin residents rebuild after fatal tornado

Residents in western Wisconsin are slowly recovering from a tornado that killed one person, injured 25 and caused at least $10 million in damage.

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Rep. Sean Duffy addresses LCO and their request for additional funding Video included

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Republican Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy expressed concern on the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation on Friday that federal dollars, designated to resolve a serious mold problem in several homes, have not been spent correctly. 

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3 prison staff hurt in attack by inmate

Corrections officials say three security employees are recovering following an attack by an inmate at the state prison in Oshkosh.

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Wisconsin police can test substances at state crime lab

Wisconsin police officers now are able to test unidentified powders at the state crime lab after concerns were raised about exposure to a lethal drug called fentanyl.

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Lawmakers demand USDVA reconsider homeless vet funding

More than half of Wisconsin's state legislators are asking federal officials to reconsider their decision to defund a program that provides housing for homeless vets at two of the state's three veterans' homes.

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Recovering from the blowdown a year later Video included

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In Northwestern Wisconsin, the Chequamegon-Nicolet national forest is still picking up the pieces from that 2016 storm. About 42,000 acres in the Washburn District were damaged. Assistant ranger for recreations and lands Teresa Maday has been picking up some of the pieces since July 21, 2016.

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58th Annual Lumberjack World Championships kicked off in Hayward Video included

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Thousands are in Hayward this week for the 58th annual Lumberjack World Championships. 

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No updates in case where young man was found dead in Sawyer County

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The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says there are no new details in the death of a 21-year-old man who authorities found face down along a road in June.  

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Guilty plea for Siren man accused of making terroristic threats on Facebook

It was May 9 when his Facebook post was found, prompting the Grantsburg School District to close and evacuate, as well as schools in Siren and Webster to go into lock down.

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Summer rains slow down harvest for Wisconsin loggers Video included

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Some of the wettest weather on record in the Northland is causing significant problems for Wisconsin's logging industry. KBJR 6 found out how loggers are coping with this setback. 

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Battling gypsy moths in Northwestern Wisconsin Video included

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Pilots will spray the tree tops with pheromones to confuse adult gypsy moths and reduce their rate of reproduction.

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Walker signs 11 bills to fight opioids

Gov. Scott Walker has signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state.

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Xcel Energy customers in Wisconsin to get small refund

Xcel Energy customers in Wisconsin should soon see a refund on their electricity bills, though they still face a possible rate increase in the coming year.

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Congressman Duffy to attend meeting on LCO reservation

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The band is hosting the meeting next Friday at the LCO school auditorium surrounding the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996. 

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