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LSC has unique use for old shipping containers Video included

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New recruits from volunteer fire departments from around the region tried their hands at fighting fires in Lake Superior College's new burn buildings.  

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Possible military mortar round discovered inside Ashland garage Video included

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The discovery of a possible bomb inside a garage in Ashland prompted authorities to evacuate several nearby homes Friday.

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UPDATE: Three dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Sawyer County Video included

Authorities in Sawyer County are investigating the discovery of three bodies inside a home.

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Wisconsin prepares education plan under lawsuit threat

The Wisconsin state education department is about to release a far-reaching school performance plan under threat of a lawsuit and increasing scrutiny from the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Walker open to raising vehicle registration fees

Gov. Scott Walker remains opposed to raising the gas tax, but he's not shutting the door on higher vehicle registration fees.

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Study shows how chronic wasting disease spreads in Wisconsin

A study has shed light on how chronic wasting disease is spreading through Wisconsin.

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TIPSTER CALL: Listen to the phone call that led police to Rock County manhunt suspect Video included

Retired psychologist Jeff Gorn called police after a conversation with a man on his property

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Rep. Duffy responds to criticism over town halls Video included

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Rep. Duffy addressed concerns raised by a group in Ashland claiming there's lack of visibility and transparency from the Representative.

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Wisconsin firearms theft suspect faces more gun charges

Federal prosecutors have filed additional weapons charges against a Wisconsin man accused of stealing numerous firearms and sending a threating anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.

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Groups want Wisconsin to end solitary confinement of youth

Wisconsin juvenile advocacy groups are asking a federal court to order the state to stop using solitary confinement at its youth correctional facilities.

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Abortion coverage could be banned for Wisconsin state employees

Abortions would no longer be covered by health insurance plans for Wisconsin state employees under a Republican-backed bill being heard by a legislative committee.

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Study says tax credit has spurred manufacturing job growth

A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor finds that a tax credit critics argue is too expensive has helped grow manufacturing jobs in the state.

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Sawyer County Board approves full-time bailiff for courthouse Video included

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Final approval was given Tuesday night to up security in the Sawyer County Courthouse. The County Board approved a full-time bailiff for the courthouse, providing security Monday through Friday. Until now, a part-time bailiff has only manned the courtroom on Tuesdays. The approval comes after Sawyer County Circuit Judge John Yackel raised concerns about a lack of security in the court.

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UPDATE: Manhunt suspect, Joseph Jakubowski, has been caught Video included

Authorities have Joseph Jakubowski in custody, according to our news partner WIBA Radio.  They have spoken with an undisclosed law enforcement source.  

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