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MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) - A kindergartener from north central Wisconsin is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under the state's new law that eliminates the state's minimum hunting age. Six-year-old Lexie Harris is no stranger to the woods. Tyler Harris, has taken her hunting since she was three. It wasn't until Gov. Scott Walker signed the law on Nov. 12 that Lexie could legally shoot a deer.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The authors of a Republican bill that would dramatically relax Wisconsin's air pollution rules say the regulations are placing an undue burden on businesses. Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Duey Stroebel told the Assembly's Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations during a public hearing Tuesday that the state regulates scores of pollutants that the federal government doesn't and the rules need to be reviewed.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Nearly a dozen candidates are looking to fill three vacant seats in the Wisconsin Legislature over the next few months. Nomination papers are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, but 10 candidates have already registered to run. Primaries are set for Dec. 19 with the general elections are scheduled for Jan. 16. The state Senate has one vacancy and the Assembly has two.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A horse-drawn wagon has delivered a Christmas tree to the White House, where Melania Trump gave it her symbolic approval. In formally receiving the tree, Mrs. Trump was continuing a time-honored tradition for first ladies. The 19½-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin will go on display in the Blue Room and become the holiday showpiece for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back at the center of the winter holidays.

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