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UPDATE: Six senior citizens rescued after lightning strikes assisted living center Video included

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The fire was confined mostly to the attic area of the home. 

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Bohemian Hall restoration underway Video included

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Ask anyone on Ashland's East End and they'll likely have plenty of memories to share of the old Bohemian Hall. That includes its former owner, Mark Drolson. 

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Groundbreaking for Superior apt. complex held

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It's a 54-unit apartment complex that will be made up of one and two bedroom units. 

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Parents share story of one Ashland teen arrested on charges of terroristic threats Video included

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One of the two Ashland teens arrested for allegedly making threats toward the city's high school...plead guilty in court today to a misdemeanor charge. The Dale and Taber Torres said they never thought a simple note would bring them here.

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Gov. Walker signs state budget nearly 3 months late

Walker on Thursday signed the two-year spending plan at an elementary school in Neenah surrounded by students, teachers, Republican lawmakers and others.

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The Latest: Wisconsin Democrats rip anti-riot legislation

The Latest on a hearing on a package of Wisconsin legislation that would criminalize participating in a riot (all times local):

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Evers calls for adult leadership in education address

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State Superintendent Tony Evers is using his annual state of education speech to hit on themes of his campaign for governor. 

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Wisconsin health officials launch new school immunization website Video included

Wisconsin parents can now check how many of their kids' classmates are vaccinated because of a new website. ...

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Timber sales increase in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

A national forest in northwest Wisconsin expects to sell its largest amount of timber since at least the mid-1990s.

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Right-to-carry gun bill clears Wisconsin panel

The Latest on Wisconsin Senate committee vote on open carry bill (all times local):

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Missing WWII soldier from Wisconsin to be buried Saturday

A U.S. Army soldier from Wisconsin missing from World War II will be buried in his hometown this weekend.

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Two teens in custody following terroristic threats to Ashland School District

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According to the Ashland Police Department, a citizen called in a threat after seeing a message on Snapchat Sunday that said quote, "don't come to school on Monday" , with a picture of two boxes of shotgun shells.

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Walker hints re-election announcement coming in November

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Walker told WTMJ-AM radio on Monday that an announcement during the first week of November would make sense since that would mark a year until the election and his birthday is that week. 

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Archery hunting season for deer officially opens Video included

Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources expects additional deer hunting opportunities this fall, thanks to a series of mild winters and conservative hunting regulations. 

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Northwest Wisconsin prepares for Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

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The 35th annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival will see thousands of off-road bicyclists descend on Hayward and Cable for the weekend. 

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Archery deer seasons open Saturday

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Both Minnesota and Wisconsin's archery deer hunting seasons open on Saturday, September 16th.

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Dead crow in Douglas County tests positive for West Nile Virus

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The Douglas County Health Department says it's the first bird to test positive in the county since surveillance for the virus began in May.

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Volunteers help plant wild rice seeds along St. Louis River Video included

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The idea is to continue the restoration efforts of Wild Rice in the river. 

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Governor Scott Walker's cabinet meets with officials in Ashland to discuss progress of flood recovery Video included

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It's been over one year since major flooding hit Northwest Wisconsin tearing up roads and damaging homes. 

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Head of the Lakes United Way asking Northlanders "what do you fight for?" Video included

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As part of their annual giving campaign, this year the Head of the Lakes United Way is asking "what do you fight for?"

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Telemark Lodge faces rebirth with likely buyer Video included

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A long abandoned lodge in Northwest Wisconsin could soon see new life. According to James Bolen, director of the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce, we're closer than ever to seeing a new Telemark Resort and he hopes its one that rivals the Telemark of old. 

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Walker: North Korea threat on everyone's minds in South Korea

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He says business and government leaders he's spoken with in both countries view North Korea as an "existential threat." 

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Funeral services scheduled for Somerset teen who died after falling from Palisade Head

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14-year-old Bailey Belisle was a student at Somerset High School. She died Sunday after falling off a cliff at a Minnesota state park along Lake Superior. 

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Confederate flag sweater stirs up debate at Langlade Co. school Video included

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A confederate flag sweater has sparked debate in a Langlade County school district.

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MUST WATCH: Elk fight caught on camera in Northwest Wisconsin Video included

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Ellyn Conhartoski and her husband Cory were driving back from the Packer game on Sunday when they saw an incredible sight - and caught it all on video.

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Northwoods forest crews help fight western wildfires

About 45 Northwoods workers are helping fight wildfires out west, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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McCabe joins crowded Democratic field for Wisconsin governor

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McCabe is launching his candidacy on Tuesday, casting himself as an outsider who would restore lost collective bargaining rights, push for a public option state-run health insurance program for all and advocate for a $15 minimum wage.

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Warning to Wisconsin deer hunters after new CWD study

With archery and crossbow deer season starting this month, several hunters will soon be bringing back their kill. 

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Temporary animal shelter now open in Washburn County

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The Washburn County Area Humane Society opened its doors Monday at a temporary location in Spooner, and spokespeople say they had already adopted two dogs, and a handful of cats by Monday afternoon. 

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Gov. Walker in Japan, South Korea for meeting of the Midwest U.S. - Japan Association

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The group includes Japanese corporations that have economic ties in the Midwest or are trying to develop them.

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Wisconsin businesses struggle with worker shortage

Economists, employers and government officials say a growing worker shortage in Wisconsin is expected to increase over the next decade.

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Jury being selected in Slender Man stabbing case

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Jurors are being selected in a southeastern Wisconsin courtroom to decide the mental competency of a girl accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 to please a fictional horror character known as Slender Man.

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"Cause for the Paws" event raises money for a WI humane society Video included

It was all a part of the 19th annual 5k walk/run Cause for the Paws.

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