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Oliver Bridge to close during the day at end of month

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The Oliver Bridge, which connects Gary New Duluth to Oliver, Wisconsin, will see some daily closures in the coming weeks.

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Report: WI Great Lakes ports have $1.4 billion economic impact

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The study, which was done by an economic consulting firm, shows in 2017, ports across Wisconsin had a total economic impact of $1.4 billion while creating more than 7,400 jobs.

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Superior Fire Chief honored for response to Husky refinery explosion

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Superior's fire chief is being honored for his department's response to the Husky Energy explosion back in April. 

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Two found guilty in North Woods homicide

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A jury in Iron County has convicted two men in a Lac du Flambeau tribal member's death last year. 

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Multiple Minnesota, Wisconsin candidates receive endorsements from Trump, Pence

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took to their Twitter accounts to endorse multiple candidates running for major seats in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. 

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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.

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$1M referendum fails in Ashland County

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Voters have turned down a referendum which would have increased property taxes for the next five years. 

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Leah Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary

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A state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate. 

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Amy Klobuchar wins Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race

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Duluth, MN -- In a crowded field, Amy Klobuchar has won the Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race.

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Walker wins Wisconsin Republican primary

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has dispensed with a nominal GOP challenger as he awaits the winner of a crowded Democratic primary. 

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Ashland County taxpayers to vote on $1 million referendum Tuesday Video included

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Voters in Ashland County will vote Tuesday on an effort to combat the region's opioid crisis. It comes in the form of a $1 million tax referendum that has some property owners on the fence.

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Highway 2 bridge replacement project on schedule

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The bridge was washed out during the severe storms over Father's Day weekend earlier this year.  

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U.S., Wisconsin flags ordered at half-staff on Tuesday for burial of Korean War soldier

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. and Wisconsin state flags to fly at half-staff on Tuesday, August 14th, to honor Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum of Superior.  

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Walker reacts to Trump's call for Harley boycott

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

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Lake Superior chainsaw sculpture championship continues

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The 2018 Lake Superior Chainsaw Sculpture Championships is still underway.

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Gov. Walker announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June flooding in NW Wisconsin

Five Wisconsin Counties Receive Grant Money for Flood Damage. Five Wisconsin Counties Receive Grant Money for Flood Damage.
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The counties named in the declaration include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron.

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UPDATE: Missing vulnerable adult found safe

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Joseph Swinford, 73, was found safe late Friday afternoon. 

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Douglas County may stop veteran van service Video included

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Right now veterans in Douglas County have two primary ways to get to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. They can go to the Disabled American Veterans which will shuttle them down, or a county van will come to their home and pick them up.  But that last option might not be available for much longer. 

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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect held on cash bond

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A man is in custody after a stabbing in the Town of Hayward Thursday afternoon.  

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UPDATE: Second suspect in Ashland County murder case arrested Video included

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The body of the 39-year-old was found outside a trailer in Sanborn Township in late September. 

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Five things to know ahead of the Wisconsin Primary

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Wisconsin's Partisan Primary is next week, and the Elections Commission says everyone should be aware of the following items. 

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NASA: Best meteor shower of the year happening this weekend

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Look up this weekend and you'll likely be treated with multiple "shooting stars" zooming across the night sky. 

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Marcus Theatres will not show 'Slender Man' movie at some southern Wisconsin locations

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Marcus Theatres locations in Madison and Sun Prairie do not plan to show the upcoming "Slender Man" movie, according to movie listings on its website.

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Lake Superior College Foundation celebrates 17th annual golf outing

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The Lake Superior College Foundation celebrated its 17th annual golf outing on Wednesday. 

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Douglas County receives new voting machines

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Douglas County voters will have an easier time casting their ballot this election season thanks to new and improved voting machines.  While the paper ballots will be the same, the old machines will be replaced with new machines that have updated technology, more accuracy, and more security.  They also updated the handicapped accessible ballot marking device to make it easier for those with disabilities to receive additional assistance when casting their ballot.   Dougl... More>>

Programming note for Pence visit

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KBJR 6 will be cutting into programming throughout the day to cover the visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.  

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Barksdale man sentenced to prison for meth distribution

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John Hauk, 40, learned his fate Tuesday after pleading guilty on May third. 

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Driver injured, facing charges following Sawyer County high speed police chase

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A high speed chase and crash in Sawyer County over the weekend has sent one man to the hospital. It happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday. 

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Researchers studying high concentration of plastics in Apostle Islands Video included

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A recent study found the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had the highest concentration of microplastics out of national parks surveyed. A group of researchers this summer are trying to find out why. 

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Gov. Walker orders flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. flags, as well as Wisconsin state flags, to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday. 

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