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Bird's-eye view of flooding and damage south of Superior Video included

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We're getting a better view of the flooding and damage south of Superior. 

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Recent flood damage shuts down ATV and Hiking trails Video included

Recent flood damage shuts down ATV and Hiking trails Recent flood damage shuts down ATV and Hiking trails
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The trails will open up again once they're deemed safe.
Meanwhile the Forest Service says all campgrounds in Bayfield County right now are open. 

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Stretch of Hwy. N from Pigeon Lake to Drummond back open

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The Drummond, Wisconsin area is still battling floodwater, but progress is being made.

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Gov. Walker continues damage assessments, asking residents for reports Video included

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The long road to recovery is in full swing Tuesday after historic storms wreaked havoc throughout Northwest Wisconsin. 

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Sandbags filled, paddle up-cookout hosted at home surrounded by flood water

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Family and friends came together Monday to fill 600 sandbags for Stacy and Harold Wickman's home.

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TUESDAY UPDATE: Bayfield, Douglas Counties declare state of emergencies, multiple roads still closed

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In Douglas and Bayfield Counties, a state of emergency has been declared, and residents and businesses are being asked to call 211 to report flood damage. 

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Wisconsin National Guard members deploying to Arizona for border protection Video included

 Approximately two dozen Wisconsin National Guard members are headed to the southwest border to assist the Arizona National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. 

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Governor Walker declares State of Emergency

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Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for multiple northern Wisconsin counties.

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Governor Walker surveys Wisconsin flood damage Video included

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be in Superior Monday night. 

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NWS: Dam on Tamarack River has broken

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The National Weather Service says as of Monday afternoon, water is now over all bridges downstream in Southwest Douglas County.

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Over 15 inches of rain leaves dozens stranded Video included

Over 15 inches of rain leaves dozens stranded Over 15 inches of rain leaves dozens stranded
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The best thing anyone can do while traveling through spots after a storm is simply to avoid standing water because you never know what could be underneath it. 
 

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Multiple animals rescued from high water at Ashland kennel, GoFundMe page set up for repair expenses Video included

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16 dogs and 4 cats are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a flooded kennel in Ashland on Sunday.  

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GoFundMe page set up for Blue Ribbon Kennels

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On Sunday morning, 20 animals were rescued after high water threatened their lives.

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Dozens of roads closed south of Superior after historic flooding Video included

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Some of the harder hit areas are south of Superior, and in neighboring towns.  

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UPDATE: Summer school to resume in Superior on Tuesday

In addition, all district programs, as well as the YMCA Program to Lake Nebagamon, will also run as scheduled for the remainder of the week. 

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Redwood Falls man killed in Sawyer County after tree falls on camper

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One man is dead and three others are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after a tree fell on a camper during the weekend storms. 

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District Attorney: Use of force justified in Ashland officer-involved shooting

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Two police officers with the City of Ashland were justified in their use of force on October 23rd, 2017 when they shot a man they believed had a gun, according to a report released Monday by Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King.

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Mason man dies after leaving vehicle on flooded roadway

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A 75-year-old Mason man has died after leaving his truck when it became stranded on a flooded roadway. 

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Flooding remains a concern across the Northland

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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

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Roads, homes and businesses underwater after recent storms Video included

Roads, homes and businesses underwater after recent storms Roads, homes and businesses underwater after recent storms
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With the Northland getting pummeled by storms Saturday night into Sunday morning how are residents in northern Wisconsin are trying to pick up the pieces, and navigate through the latest storm to hit the area? 

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Emergency services working with 211 on Bayfield Co. damage reports

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Bayfield County Emergency Services says 2-1-1 is working in partnership with emergency managers from northwest Wisconsin counties to gather information.   

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Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline Video included

Minnesota regulators open two days of final arguments Monday on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota.

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Flooding closes highways in northern Wisconsin

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Heavy overnight rainfall has caused flooding, forcing the closure of several highways in Northern Wisconsin.  

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Neighbors recount Cable house explosion, cause still unknown Video included

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A house explosion in Cable, Wisc. has left a home in rubble and investigators with several questions. The aftermath has rocked the neighborhood.  

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UPDATE: 1,100 without power following Friday storms

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Minnesota Power, Lake Country Power, and Xcel Energy are all reporting customers without power Friday afternoon. 

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Cereal recalled following reported illnesses

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Kellogg is recalling one of its cereals due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

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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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Growing Pains: Farmers starting to grow hemp struggle to find buyers

As local farmers hope hemp is Wisconsin's new cash crop, they're struggling to find buyers. 

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84-year-old man running the half marathon perseveres year after year Video included

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Whether you're a die-hard competitor, or just in it for fun Grandma's Marathon brings out every kind of runner.

Hayward man preparing to run this weekend is out to prove age is just a number.

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DNR picks 4 people to participate in first elk hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources has picked four people to participate in Wisconsin's first managed elk hunt.

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Murder suspect heads to jury trial

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A Barnes man facing homicide charges for the death of an Odanah man in Ashland will face a jury trial come October.

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Birkie Trail system will soon feature year-round hub for bikers, skiers

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An estimated 100,000 people use the Birkie Trail system between Hayward and Cable each year. Now, a project aims to make their experiences better year-round. 

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Two Bayfield men indicted in meth conspiracy case

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Four people, including a mother and her son, have been indicted for meth conspiracy charges. 

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Fourteen K9s show up to show out at 5th annual Operation K9 event Video included

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Fourteen highly-trained K9s showed up to show out for the 5th annual Operation K9 event in Superior.  

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Madeline Island is focus of new Owl City song

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One of the Apostle Islands is making waves in the music industry.

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Emergency loans offered for farmers who suffered blizzard damage

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says farmers throughout dozens of counties may qualify for emergency loans to help with losses they may have suffered in the mid-April blizzard. 

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Superior family getting new home from Habitat for Humanity Video included

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Habitat for Humanity broke ground Wednesday on the organization's third house project in two years in Superior.

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Dog at Chequamegon Humane Association gets donated cart Video included

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A dog at a Wisconsin animal shelter got a special donation. 

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Several democrats file to unseat Representative Sean Duffy

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The six candidates have filed paperwork for the 7th Congressional district seat. 

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Number of candidates who filed for Wisconsin Governor to be cut down

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At least half of those who have filed are listed as pending since they haven't obtained signatures, and required nominations papers.

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Convicted murderer loses appeal for new trial

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Christopher Roalson was found guilty by a jury in 2012 for the 2009 murder of a 93-year-old Radison woman and sentenced to life in prison.

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One man accused in Northwoods murder posts $25,000 to get out of jail

HURLEY (WAOW) - One of the five young men accused of conspiring to kill a Lac du Flambeau man whose bullet-riddled body was found on New Year's Day in rural Iron County is out of jail, according to online Iron County court records. 

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SLIDESHOW: Animal lovers celebrate National Pet Day

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Northland pet owners are sharing the cuteness of their four-legged friends, and we want to share it with you! 

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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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WIAA state boys basketball schedule 2018

The 103rd annual WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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