- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

WHITE LAKE, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on the closure of a campground in northern Wisconsin (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials say a problem that led them to close a popular campground in a northern Wisconsin forest has been resolved.

WLUK-TV reports that officials decided to close the Boulder Lake Campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest because a nearby property owner was holding target practice on his land.

Oconto County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ed Janke says the matter has been resolved in court. No other details were provided.



Sheriff’s officials say they will meet with National Forest Service representatives to talk about reopening the campground.

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12:15 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials say a popular campground in a northern Wisconsin forest will close this season due to safety concerns related to a neighboring property owner.

WLUK-TV reports that officials decided to close the Boulder Lake Campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest because a nearby property owner was holding target practice on his land.

Oconto County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ed Janke says that while that action is legal, it is concerning.

The U.S. Forest Service, Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and Langlade County Sheriff’s Office came to the decision to close the campground. About 85 people who have already reserved campsites will get refunds.

Town of Doty chairman, Dick Kendall, says the closure is disruptive to the thousands of visitors who use the campground, as well as the stores and restaurants they patronize.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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