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65-year-old Woodruff woman found dead in Gogebic County Video included

A 65-year-old Woodruff, Wis., woman was found dead in the area of Rainbow Falls on Wednesday, Gogebic County Under Sheriff Ross Solberg said. 

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WI growers help with nationwide Christmas tree shortage

There's a nation-wide Christmas tree shortage, but Wisconsin growers aren't seeing it. 

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Deer carcasses litter highways as removal duty changes

Some vehicle-struck deer aren't getting removed from Wisconsin highways as quickly as they're being run down, as officials adjust to a new carcass pickup system.

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Wisconsin, Minnesota among states pushing to collect online sales tax

Wisconsin and Minnesota have joined a group of states pushing to collect sales taxes from online purchases, even if the online retailer has no physical presence in that state.

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Wisconsin DNR investigating albino deer shooting

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According to a Recreational Safety Warden, the deer was found around three p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

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Crash claims life in Washburn County

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Authorities say the crash happened on County M/D in the Township of Long Lake.

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Nearly 14,000 fewer deer killed compared to 2016 in Wisconsin's gun deer season

Hunters registered nearly 103,000 deer from Saturday through Sunday compared with just over 116,000 deer during opening weekend in 2016.  

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Ashland teacher placed on paid leave after social media post surrounding officer-involved shooting Video included

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In a letter from the district, addressed to Sandra Gokee, Superintendent Keith Hilts says the posts, including pictures and text, were "defamatory and inflammatory."

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Taylor Co. kindergartener bags buck under new hunting age law

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A kindergartener from north central Wisconsin is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under the state's new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age. 

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Albino deer illegally shot in Pepin Co

The WI DNR told our Eau Claire affiliate that an albino deer was killed over the weekend in Pepin County, but the hunter got off with only a warning. 

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Monday marked as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin

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With winter settling in, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is proclaiming November 20th as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day. Walker says the state's nearly 2,000 municipal snowplow drivers provide a vital service that supports public safety. Meanwhile, WisDOT is reminding drivers to stay at least 200 feet behind a snowplow when it's operating. More>>

Wisconsin firearms season for deer begins Video included

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The wait is finally over for Deer hunters in Wisconsin. Saturday was the first official day of the firearms season.  

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Update: Bad River Tribe seeks justice in shooting death of 14-year-old boy Video included

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Spokespeople for the Bad River Tribe say they're now seeking justice in the shooting death of 14-year-old Jason Pero.  The band requested the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice open a criminal, civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation into the shooting death of Pero.

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On the eve of Wisconsin's firearm season opener, deer hunters make final preparations Video included

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We're just hours away from hundreds of thousands of hunters flocking to Wisconsin woods for the much anticipated firearms season opener for deer. 

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Bayfield County man charged with meth distribution

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A Bayfield County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury with conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. 

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Baldwin giving Franken money to women veterans Video included

The Latest on Wisconsin reaction to Sen. Al Franken allegations (all times local):

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Bill would allow Wisconsin women to get 1 year of birth control at a time

Wisconsin women would be able to get a year's supply of birth control at a time under a new bill. Right now, even with a 12-month prescription, they can only get 30 or 90-day supplies.

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Emerald ash borer can make trees unsuitable for a treestand

The DNR says to watch out for dead or dying trees, especially when it comes to the emerald ash borer. The trees might not be strong enough to hold the stands, and branches could fall from above. 

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Illegal drug use on Bad River Reservation leads to a State of Emergency Video included

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The Bad River Reservation is one of the many communities hit hard by ongoing drug abuse problems. The reservation is in Odanah, Wisconsin, just a few miles outside of Ashland, Wisconsin. 

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State Investigators: 14-year-old reported himself to 911, lunged at deputy with butcher knife before being shot Video included

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State Investigators have determined Jason Pero was the same person that called 911 reporting a man with a knife, giving his own physical description.

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Case of Superior dancer fighting to compete in MN moving forward

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According to the Pacific Legal Foundation, who is representing Superior High School sophomore Kaiden Johnson, a complaint has been filed Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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Chequamegon Humane Association has a new home for furry friends Video included

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The Chequamegon Humane Association has been hard at work to get a new stable location to house cats and dogs without homes. 

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Deer donation program looking for more donations Video included

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In the thick of Minnesota's deer hunting season, and with Wisconsin's firearm season around the corner, an autumn tradition continues.  

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Wolf delisting proposal would allow state to control wolf population

One Wisconsin lawmaker says the state needs more control over the wolf population in the state. That would mean having the wolf be removed from federal protection.

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Tips for rodent prevention this winter

Cold weather means pests and rodents scurrying to find a warmer place to stay. 

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Wisconsin Christmas tree coming from Town of Emery

The 2017 Wisconsin Capitol Christmas tree will come from Emery. The 2017 Wisconsin Capitol Christmas tree will come from Emery.

The Christmas tree that will be on display in the Wisconsin state Capitol this year is coming from the Town of Emery, about 220 miles north of Madison.

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Federal funds awarded to help fix NW Wisconsin roads in wake of 2016 flooding

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The US Department of Transportation announced today its releasing a half million dollars in emergency relief funds for Bayfield, Ashland, Sawyer and Price Counties.

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Republicans criticize Mitchell over Act 10

Wisconsin firefighters union leader Mahlon Mitchell launched his candidacy on Monday. He is vying to become the state's first African American governor.

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Wisconsin governor signs woodchuck hunting bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill setting up an open season on groundhogs.

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Walker eliminates Wisconsin's minimum hunting age

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The bill allows a person of any age to participate in a mentored hunt. The law had previously required a child to be at least 10-years-old to participate in a mentored hunt. 

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Drum circle remembers Jason Pero, Family calls for justice after officer involved shooting Video included

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As the Ashland area came together to honor Veterans, they set aside a moment to acknowledge the community's grief following this week's officer-involved shooting that left a 14-year-old dead. 

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