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Motorists can soon expect to be sharing Wisconsin highways with giant harvest equipment as producers begin combining corn and soybeans. In the past eight years, 25 people have died and hundreds have been hurt in collisions with farm equipment. Submitted photo.

Gunman collared after wounding Taylor County deputy; road safety urged as harvest nears; 8 more state stories

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MERRILL -- A 27-year-old gunman shot-and-wounded a Taylor County sheriff's deputy and fled, prompting a three-hour manhunt that ended with his arrest.

The situation began early Sunday evening, when authorities were told that a man wanted for violating a court injunction was hiding at a home near Westboro, a town of 600 people northwest of Wausau, is located on Hwy. 13 between Medford and Phillips.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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