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DNR steps up snowmobile patrols


January 20, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

A pair of snowmobilers ride on the trail in Hurley near Silver Street Friday afternoon.

WOODRUFF, Wis. - More Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens will patrol northern Wisconsin trails this month following a rash of serious injury and fatal snowmobile accidents.

There have been five fatal snowmobile accidents in Iron and Price Counties, including three last weekend.

DNR Lt. Dave Walz, of Woodruff, said one death is too many in any snowmobile season.

"Our goal is to educate and focus on the common cause of crashes, speed and alcohol. Stressing safety tips keeps everyone of all ages out on the trails happy and having fun," Walz said of the planned patro...

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