WAUSAU - Section finals throughout the state decided Saturday night in volleyball.
In Division One, Merrill faced Wisconsin Valley foe Marshfield at Wausau East High School. After dropping the first game, Merrill won the next three to win the match, 3-1. The Bluejays are headed to the state tourney for the first time since Ronald Reagan's first term as president, 1982.
In division 2, Tomahawk faced Barron in Altoona. The Hatchets won the match in a sweep. They return to state for the 4th straight year. Last season, Tomahawk finished as the state runner-up in Division 2.
In D-4, Florence met Newman Catholic - the defending section champs in Marion. Newman Catholic won the match 3-zip.
In November 2006, nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin voters supported an amendment banning gay marriage.
Before Wisconsin lawmakers could consider a bill to allow gay marriage, voters would have to pass an amendment undoing the 2006 amendment language. But before that the Legislature would have to pass the amendment in two consecutive sessions.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - A week with little to no rain pushed fire risks dangerously high across northern Wisconsin. A fire in Bayfield spanning 9-thousand acres destroyed 17 homes. Fire crews want everyone to be smart about burning this time of year.
A small burn got out of control on Loop Heights Road in Pine Lake today. Fire Chief, Brian Gehrig, says the weather conditions make it easy for fires to get out of control.
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