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Railroad settles Mississippi River oil spill claim

Area affected between Wis. and Iowa

A railroad company has agreed to pay $625,000 to cover environmental costs related to a 2008 derailment that caused an oil spill in the Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin.

Town calls for shooting range to close

Swan Lake Wildlife Area littered with shell casings, residents concerned with neighborhood safety

Pull into the parking lot of the Swan Lake Wildlife Area and you will find it to be littered with shell casings and a sign warning shooters of a nearby neighborhood to the east. The sign is now difficult to read. It is riddled with bullet holes.