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TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say an all-terrain vehicle driver is dead after hitting a bear in Lincoln County. Authorities say the 51-year-old man was operating an ATV on a county road near Tomahawk Thursday about 7:30 p.m. The ATV rolled and the man was thrown from the vehicle after he hit the bear.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Several proposals targeting Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are being circulated in the Wisconsin Legislature, the latest attempt to improve care both for patients and family members. The bills made public this week are the outgrowth of a task force created in 2015 to address Alzheimer's, which is the sixth leading cause of death in Wisconsin. The measures could be debated in the Legislature later this fall or next year.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) - An Oconto County trucker has been sentenced to 125 years in prison for sexually assaulting five children and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors say Rodney Enneper took the children on trips in his truck and assaulted them during the course of several years. Enneper was convicted of 11 sexual assault charges.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A retired soldier has announced a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Ron Kind next year. Republican Steve Toft of Osseo announced his candidacy in a news release on Friday. Toft served 32 years in the U.S. Army. He retired last year. Kind, a La Crosse Democrat, has represented western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District since 1997.

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