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Boat show displays restored wooden boats, raises money for medical researchSubmitted: 07/27/2014

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MINOCQUA - It can take years to restore an old wooden boat. But some wooden boat owners are willing to put that time in because the finished product can teach people about antique boats.

People got the chance to show off their boats at 22nd annual Antique Wooden Boat Show in Minocqua this weekend.

Boat owners from as far as Florida came to the event to put their boat on display. The event organizer believes people are willing to travel this far because the show is different than other boat shows.

"The thing that really makes it different is the comradery that the boat owners have with each other. Also, the fact that were on a beautiful chain of lakes here in northern Wisconsin [gives them the chance] to tour the chain," said event co-chairman Gordon Moore.

Boat owners vote for their favorite boat at the show. The winner gets a plaque. The show also gives people who have never seen antique boats a chance to learn about them.

"Many of them have never seen a wooden boat and the fact that these are perfectly restored, they're just a joy to look at," said Moore.

All of the money raised from concessions at the show will go towards multiple sclerosis research.


Story By: Karolina Buczek

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Man dies in drowning accident Submitted: 07/27/2014

MINOCQUA - Police think a West Bend man died from a drowning accident.

People saw the man struggling in Lake Shishebogama and called the police just before 11p.m.. Police say 56-year-old Russell Steiner's family members pulled him out of the water before rescue crews got there.

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Craft brewfest gives people opportunity to taste different brews, raise money for local organizationSubmitted: 07/27/2014

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MINOCQUA - Craft beers can be hit or miss. The Lac du Flambeau Lions Club gave people the chance to try lots of different types of craft brews at their annual Brewfest.

People got to taste different local brews. There were also some wines and sodas.

More people come to the event every year which helps the event get more breweries to come.

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Blues festival raises money for youth sports teamsSubmitted: 07/27/2014

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ST. GERMAIN - Most communities sell cookies and pies to raise money for their kid's athletic programs. But athletes in the Northland Pines district get most of their funding from a blues festival.

The Joe Bucher Blues Fest is the biggest blues festival in northern Wisconsin. More than 350 people come to the festival every year. All of the money raised is donated to the Northland Pines sports teams.

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Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team inspires Northwoods crowdsSubmitted: 07/27/2014

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LAKE TOMAHAWK - Two things unite a special group of 24 of our nation's heroes - traumatic injury and softball. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is made up of veterans and active duty servicemen who served in the Global War on Terrorism.

"I thought the world was over. And I thought there was no way in the world I'd ever do anything again," Army veteran and Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball player Rick Wilk said of losing his leg.

Wilk came home safely from two deployments only to lose his leg below the knee to a drunk driver in 2010. Within a year of losing his leg, Wilk was up and running, literally. Now, three years after losing his leg, he plays softball better than most people with all their limbs.

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4-year-old injured in Milwaukee gunfire exchangeSubmitted: 07/27/2014

MILWAUKEE - A 4-year-girl Milwaukee girl has been injured in an exchange of gunfire, but police say she was fortunate to escape with only a graze.

Police say it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday as the girl was sitting on a porch with relatives. Police say they weren't the intended victims.

The girl was grazed by either a bullet fragment or pieces of a concrete pillar that was hit by a bullet.

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Michigan's Fall turkey hunt application deadline approachingSubmitted: 07/27/2014

LANSING, MI - The deadline is approaching for fall turkey hunting applications in Michigan.

The state Department of Natural Resources says applications are on sale until Friday for the fall season which runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 14.

Officials say 5,150 general licenses and 46,700 private land licenses are available. The application fee is $5.

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Activist brings AK-47 to first lady's eventSubmitted: 07/26/2014

SHEBOYGAN - A gun rights activist showed up at First Lady Tonette Walker's visit to Sheboygan with an AK-47 strapped to his back to make a point that it's legal to openly carry a licensed firearm in Wisconsin.

Bill Polster also toted a Glock and Ruger pistol.

Police Sgt. David Anderson says no extra security measures were taken.

Chamber Executive Director Betsy Alles says at first people were concerned, but then realized Polster was civil.

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Man dies after shot in car in MilwaukeeSubmitted: 07/26/2014

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say two men were shot while they were sitting inside a car on Lisbon Avenue and the car then crashed into a building.

A 20-year-old Milwaukee man died and a 32-year-old Milwaukee man was hospitalized with severe injuries.

Police say the men were shot late Friday by a known subject, who was arrested a short distance away.

Authorities are investigating.

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