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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Conservation Congress plans to ask attendees at its spring hearings whether lawmakers should charge people to use state land and eliminate group hunting. The congress asks hearing attendees every year for their thoughts on outdoors issues. The hearings are scheduled for April 9.

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) - An Oneida County judge has set a trial date for a Rhinelander woman charged in the death of her young stepson. A jury trial for Ellen Tran is expected to start Oct. 19. . Tran is charged with causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson, Avery Edwards, at a Rhinelander home in April. Tran told police the toddler fell in the shower, causing the injuries that led to his death.

KIEL, Wis. (AP) - Police say a report of gunshots at a high school in the eastern Wisconsin community of Kiel turned out to be false and that all students and staff are safe. Authorities say a staff member of Kiel High School reported hearing gunshots outside the building shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, prompting a heavy law enforcement response. Kiel Police Chief Dave Funkhouser said at a news conference that there was no evidence of a shooter at the school.

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in northwestern Wisconsin suspect homicide in the case of skeletal remains found last December. The Barron County Sheriff's Office says a laboratory analysis shows the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says since no gun or shell casings were found at the scene, investigators believe he was the victim of a homicide.

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