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Walker supporters react to governor's lossSubmitted: 11/07/2018
Story By Dakota Sherek

Walker supporters react to governor's loss
PEWAUKEE - Many Gov. Scott Walker supporters expected Tuesday's election to be a close race, but never thought Tony Evers would actually win the governor's seat. Early in Pewaukee Wednesday morning at the governor's watch party, many Republicans left feeling shocked by the turn of events.

"Well they said it would be close, didn't expect this but it's politics in Wisconsin," said Walker supporter Paris Procopis. "It's an interesting state where everything seems to go in different directions." 

Throughout election night, people chanted for Walker to get another four years, but despite their wishes not coming true, some see a silver lining.

Despite Democratic wins for governor, attorney general, and state treasurer, Republicans hold majorities in the state Senate and Assembly. 

"So we have a check on Evers, and he's got to realize it's a razor thin margin so he can't go so far over the edge to the left. It's a very split electorate right now," said Procopis. 

Walker supporters do feel that regardless of the loss, he did a great job as governor and they are thankful for all his hard work. 




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RHINELANDER - The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will host a DNR run Boater safety course later this month.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office the class will be a two day event on Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24.

Course times will run from nine a.m. until one p.m. at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center in Rhinelander.

Having a boater safety license is required for anyone born after January 1st, 1989.

Then, an hour after the Boater Safety courses wrap up, the sheriff's department is also sponsoring an ATV/UTV safety course.

This course is hosted by the Wisconsin DNR.

The class is held on July 23 and 24 from two p.m. until six p.m.

You must be at least 12 years old to drive an ATV, and 16 years old to drive a UTV. 

And if you were born after January 1st, 1988, you must complete the safety certification course to ride on public trails and areas in Wisconsin.

Finally, the sheriff's office is hosting a Hunter Safety Course on Monday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 22nd.

There will be two different times to take the classes, either from nine a.m. to noon or from one p.m. to four p.m.

Anyone born after January 1st, 1973 must have Hunter Safety to hunt in the Badger state.

Whether it's the hunters safety course, boater's safety course or ATV/UTV safety course.

Each course costs $10 per person.

You must register in advance for any course you choose to take.

That can be done on the Wisconsin DNR Go Wild Website. 



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