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High Water Closes Highway at HurleySubmitted: 05/01/2013
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HURLEY - Rising waters have closed a Highway at Hurley.

Crews shut down eastbound traffic on Wisconsin 77, also known as Silver Street.

The road is closed between Highway 51 and the Michigan boarder.

Traffic is being routed around the problem area.

After the water goes down in the Montreal river, crews will examine a bridge for safety before re-opening the road.



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Woman drowns in Marathon CountySubmitted: 05/26/2015

EDGAR - Marathon County authorities say a woman has died from drowning in a pool in Edgar in central Wisconsin.

Lt. Tim Burkholder of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says it happened some time after midnight Monday.

 While the investigation is ongoing, he says the drowning appears to be accidental.

 The department is withholding the victim's name and other details for now.



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MADISON - Many visitors to Wisconsin want to learn more about the native people who live here.

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MINOCQUA - Lakeland Union High School will undergo a major renovation project this summer.

The school's auditorium will be completely updated starting in June. Many organizations that use the auditorium had input on what they would like to see improved.

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ONEIDA COUNTY - Cranberry growers in the Northwoods hope this season will be better than last year's. 

Last year's late spring and cool summer hurt cranberry crops.

Growers at Lake Nokomis Cranberries in northern Oneida County think this season will be better.

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ONEIDA COUNTY - Last Thursday, 15 members of the Oneida County community graduated from Leadership Oneida County. The nine-month program aims to give participants a better understanding of the county's resources and to improve participation in organizations throughout the county.

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MINOCQUA - Many golf courses in the Northwoods need to work hard to make a profit each year. Cold northern springs and falls make for a shorter playing season up here than in other parts of the state. That shorter season often forces many courses to increase their rates near the peak of tourism season.

But one Northwoods course went the other direction during the last week of April. Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua offered something unheard of: completely free golf for everyone.

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