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Birkie organizers call snow a huge help

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As Hayward and Cable are preparing to host the American Birkiebeiner, the underlying theme behind this year's race, is making up for lost time. 

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Snow emergency declared in Washburn

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Starting 8 p.m. Monday, all vehicles must be removed from city streets, alleys, and parking lots. 

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Snowmobile crash in Town of Washburn kills Medford man

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, a snowmobiler was stopped on Pajala Road, near Forest Road when it was rear-ended by another snowmobile, driven by John Rathai just before two a.m. Saturday.

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Democrats Line Up To Challenge Northern Wisconsin US Rep. Sean Duffy

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(Wisconsin Public Radio) -- There are now five announced candidates who say they will compete in the Aug. 14 Democratic Party primary.

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Bon Iver manager to run for Congress

The manager of indie folk band Bon Iver is planning to run for the Wisconsin congressional seat currently held by Republican Sean Duffy.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates 50 years, tour stop at Big Top Chautauqua

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Nitty Gritty will be performing at Big Top Chautauqua on August 18th. 

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Police: Woman wanted husband dead for insurance money

A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman was arrested Thursday after police leaned she wanted to kill her husband for financial gain, according to Rhinelander police.

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Increased opioid addiction floods Wisconsin's foster care system

As the opioid crisis in Wisconsin continues to grow, so does the need for foster parents. A recently released study shows the impact that crisis has on the state's foster care system. 

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Fire crews battled South Range garage fire Thursday Video included

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Fire crews battle flames inside a garage in northwest Wisconsin. 

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Crews on scene of fire in South Range area

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Crews from multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire in the South Range area. Multiple departments were called to County Road E early Thursday afternoon.  A KBJR 6 photographer says crews from Amnicon, Oakland and Poplar fire departments are on scene. This is a developing situation, and we will have more information as it becomes available.    More>>

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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Tribes use speech to call for tougher CWD regulations

A Menominee Indian tribal member is asking the Wisconsin Legislature for tougher action to stop chronic wasting disease and to join the fight against a Michigan gold mine.

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Cable Chamber of Commerce Director announces campaign for Wisconsin Senate seat

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James Bolen is seeking Wisconsin's 25th Senate District seat, currently held by Senator Janet Bewley. 

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How your voice can help the DNR possibly make big changes

Among the questions - whether to prohibit gun deer hunters from shooting someone else's deer for them, and whether to allow gun deer hunters to wear fluorescent yellow, in addition to blaze orange or pink.

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Barnes crash sends three to Duluth hospital

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck pulling a goose-neck trailer was traveling north, with another pickup truck traveling behind it on Highway 27.

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Still not enough ice for Apostle Islands ice caves Video included

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There still isn't enough ice thickness on Lake Superior to make the Apostle Islands ice caves accessible. 

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Engebretson vying for Duffy's WI 7th Dist. seat

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A UWS Graduate and military veteran announced Monday she is gunning for Sean Duffy's congressional seat. 

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UWS students, neighbors voice concerns over program suspensions

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What has been dubbed "The Halloween Proposal" still has some on the UW Superior Campus searching for an alternative.

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FBI warns of scam targeting new homeowners

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A scam targeting new homeowners is spreading across the country. 

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Wisconsin sexual assault kit tests lead to 20 DNA hits

The state Department of Justice's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated 20 DNA hits during the last half of 2017.

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Apostle Islands: No safe ice near ice caves

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Despite the recent cold temperatures, officials with the National Park Service say the ice is not thick enough for people to travel to the ice caves. 

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Get your KBJR 6 headlines via Alexa app

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KBJR 6 news updates are now available on Alexa devices.

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Northwest Wisconsin native wins big on Wheel of Fortune

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Sheila Burnham, formerly Sheila Rikkola, is originally from Marengo, and she gave a shout out to the area, as well as her 12 other siblings after being introduced on the show. 

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Superintendent: No danger during Tuesday's voluntary lock down in Maple

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According to the Superintendent, the lock down happened after a student who was not allowed on school grounds was located on the grounds. 

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Festival organizers: Northwoods Music Festival not happening in 2018

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Festival organizers announced on their Facebook page the Minong-based festival, which has happened since 2015, is taking the year off. 

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Town of Chicog receives over $41,000 in reimbursement for 2016 storm damage

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Towns in Washburn County received more than nine inches of rain in the mid-July storms in 2016, which caused flooding, road closures, and infrastructure damage.

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Minocqua man arrested in 1982 death of wife

A Minocqua man has been arrested in his wife's death nearly 36 years ago.

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Audit: UW System hasn't protected computer systems

A new state report indicates the University of Wisconsin System hasn't developed a comprehensive computer security program.

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Barron Co. residents remain hopeful for future storm shelters

Eight months after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Barron County, communities are hopeful because a proposed project could help protect lives in the future.

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KBJR 6 News app now offering school, business and organization closings push alerts

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We know school closings are important to you, and they're important to us too. That's why we're working to bring your school closings to you through our free news app. 

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UPDATE: Xcel Energy restores power to all in NW Wisconsin

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The lights are back on for everyone in Northwest Wisconsin. 

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Road conditions listed as snow, ice covered throughout region

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According to the Minnesota and Wisconsin 511 websites, roads are listed as snow or ice covered throughout the KBJR 6 viewing area. .

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UPDATE: Authorities identify body of Woodruff woman found in Gogebic County

At this time, authorities say foul play is not suspected.

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Hayward woman overcomes challenges with art, attitude

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On this Thanksgiving holiday, we all count our blessings a little differently. Some of us are grateful for family and friends. 

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