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Hunters Kill 98 Wisconsin Wolves

This July 16, 2004, file photo shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. - Photo: AP/Dawn Villella, file

It looks like Wisconsin's third wolf season could be over soon.
    
The season began on Oct. 15. It's slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.
    

Doctors Differ on Wis. Preteen Stabbing Suspect's Mental State

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. - Photo: AP/Abe Van Dyke, File

Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.
    

Wis. County Councils to Release Deer Recommendations

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Wisconsin's newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month.
    
Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management.
    

Stillwater Lift Bridge 2014 Lift Schedule Ends Tuesday

The Stillwater Lift Bridge - Photo: KSTP-TV/Steve Patterson

The summer schedule at the Stillwater Lift Bridge ends Tuesday night.

The bridge connects Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64 at the St. Croix River.

Halloween Safety Tips, Including Safe Costumes

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Wisconsin's consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween.
    

Wisconsin DNR Urges Leaf Composting, Mulching

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The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles.
    
DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles also helps maintain air quality.

9 Arrested in Wisconsin Child Sex Trafficking Sting

Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area.