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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Traffic deaths down by 15 percent

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Wisconsin traffic deaths are down by about 15-percent this year – partially because of all the rain and cool temperatures we’ve had. State D-O-T crash analyst Don Lyden says the weather has kept motorcycles at home. As a result, 43 people have been killed this year in Wisconsin motorcycle mishaps as of Tuesday – down from 61 at the same time in 2012. Overall, the Badger State has had 333 traffic deaths from New Year’s Day through July 30th. That’s 52 fewer than the previous year.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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