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How to find the right bike and equipment for you Submitted: 07/24/2016

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RHINELANDER - The 103rd Tour de France concluded Sunday in Paris. The race takes 23 days to complete, consisting of 21 stages and two break days. The bikers cover 2,200 miles.

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Merrill's Gruetzmacher verbally commits to South Dakota State Submitted: 07/23/2016

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MERRILL - When you watch Merrill football, you can spot one player towering over the others.

That player is Jonathan Gruetzmacher, and he recently made a verbal commitment to play football at South Dakota State after this season.

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Drag boats racers get up to 100 mph Submitted: 07/23/2016

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PELICAN LAKE - For the second year in a row, drag boat racers gathered in Pelican Lake on Saturday at Gerrit's Lakeview Inn, right on the water to test their skills.

The course was only 1,000 feet and boats reached neared 100 mph. The race drew people from all over, including Dane Esser from down in Cassville, Wisconsin. He likes coming up to Pelican Lake for this event for a lot of reasons.

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Graceful Wakes creates opportunities on the water Submitted: 07/17/2016

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RHINELANDER - Fifteen-year-old Grace Petzold is the founder of the non-profit Graceful Wakes. She gives those with disabilities the opportunity to get out on the water. She came up with this idea after her mom, who uses a wheelchair, was given that same experience.

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Bass fishing on a calm, quiet day Submitted: 07/16/2016

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FLORENCE - Anglers went looking for bass Saturday morning on the Twin Falls Flowage. John Landenberger won last year but with fishing conditions being unpredictable, his strategy doesn't always work.

"We have our morning spots and we have our afternoon spots and we try to hit those," Landenberger said. "You have to beat other people to them because there aren't really any secret spots on this body of water."

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Jeep Jamboree took on quite the trail Submitted: 07/16/2016

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MOLE LAKE - More than 130 Jeep drivers went off-roading in Mole Lake this weekend for a Jeep Jamboree event.

Each and every Jeep lined up and headed out on the trails Saturday morning. They were ready for a day full of obstacles. But first, they had to be properly trained.

"We teach them how to climb over logs, rocks, and get them through and how to off-road," said event coordinator John Lewins.

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Pickleball tournament beat out mother nature Submitted: 07/10/2016

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THREE LAKES - In Three Lakes, pickleball is a 7-day a week sport. It's a way to stay in shape and have fun with friends while playing the game that's like tennis and ping pong combined.

This morning, they held a tournament that had 8 courts indoor and outdoor, and a total of 82 teams.

"First of all, pickleball is great exercise. Secondly, it's very social. Third, all ages can play together and men and women can play together and have a wonderful time," said tournament organizer Chuck Radtke.

Most people think the name of the game is a little funny and always wonder where that unique name came from.

"Pickleball gets its name, many say, from the inventor of the game in 1965 on an island off the state of Washington. The inventor had a dog by the name of pickles, so consequently, pickleball," said Radtke.

The club plays every day, free of charge and they are always open to having new players join them. They play on the tennis courts at Don Burnside Park.

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The Gleason Mud Bog celebrates more than 25 years of entertainment Submitted: 07/09/2016

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GLEASON - The end of a giant mud pit was the destination for drivers Saturday afternoon at the mud bog that's been going on for over 25 years. Even though hopes were set high to make it all the way, they mostly got stuck after about 30 feet. It's not very far, but drivers enjoy it because of the feeling they get behind the wheel.

"Adrenaline rush of seeing the mud going. And seeing who can get through the pit the fastest without going out of bounds or getting stuck," said driver Joe Mills.

Cars of all shapes and sizes can participate. Since it's not a far distance, one might think not a lot of work is required with the cars, but, think again. Drivers had to make sure their cars were cleaned out and ready to go for the race.

"I went through pretty much the whole top end, checked everything, checked all my fuel, filters, everything. A bunch of tuning and testing," said driver Jacob Gribble.

Teams travel from all around Wisconsin for the event. It mainly serves as a hobby for those who loves cars and adrenaline, but there are some cash prizes involved as well.

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Antigo Swim Club remembers Michelle Koss through the 4th annual Splash N Dash Submitted: 07/09/2016

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ANTIGO - For the Antigo Swim Club, their annual Splash and Dash serves as a fundraiser and a way to get people out and active. This year, it held a much deeper meaning as the Club remembered its former director, Michelle Koss.

Koss was a diabetes educator in the Antigo area that had a passion for exercise and getting others to have the same mindset. 

This past spring, she passed away after a tragic biking accident. She loved being a part of the swim club because it was an outlet for her to make an impression on young members of the community.

"Michelle not only was a wonderful person in our community, she was advent in our swim club," said new meet coordinator Michelle Arlen.

Someone who truly lives out Michelle's goal is her son Colin and husband Tom. They were able to participate in the Splash and Dash and she was with them the whole way in spirit.

"Last hundred meters, I wanted to cry. I was thinking about her a lot," said Colin Koss.

"When I was out there running, I almost cried a couple times too," said Tom Koss.

Colin was happy to see the event be carried on in her memory and see so many people came out to support the swim club.

"It's been growing the past couple years which is great to see. A lot more people are having fun and enjoying the day with it," said Colin Koss.

Some of the athletes take it competitively and others do it for the atmosphere, good cause, and a fun way to exercise.

"Most people set their own internal goals and they cheer each other on. It's the idea of just getting them out in the water, getting them exposed to swimming. And running, especially in the Northwoods right here, it's just a beautiful spot," said Arlen.

One of the ways that they have kept Michelle's memory alive in the race is to not set too many boundaries for people who want to participate. If you're not strong with running AND swimming, you can still make it work by splitting the race with a partner.

"Make it a family thing �" tandem- if you can swim, if you can run. It was just a wonderful day. If you can see the atmosphere around here, everyone's happy, laughing, it's just great," said Arlen.

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Badgers head coach Paul Chryst visits the Northwoods Submitted: 07/08/2016

ARBOR VITAE - Even though it's not football season yet, the Wisconsin Badgers program is traveling all over the state to get fans pumped up. Head coach Paul Chryst met with Mendota Gridiron Club members here in the Northwoods on Thursday. 

He has vacationed here all his life, and the Northwoods means a lot to him.

"I've been able to come up north since I was a kid. So to me, it's always meant family," said Chryst.

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