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Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 --- 6:20 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Weather officials have confirmed a tornado touched down about two miles south of Marathon City, and was on the ground intermittently for about five minutes. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major structural damage from the Marathon County twister that touched down around 7 o'clock last night.

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- A ferryboat that hauls passengers and cars across Lake Michigan got stuck on a shoal for several hours during its first crossing of the season. The S.S. Badger was about 450 feet from the Manitowoc, Wisconsin dock yesterday afternoon when it ran aground. It had embarked from its home port of Ludington, Michigan that morning. A tugboat finally pulled the S.S. Badger off the shoal, enabling ferry passengers to disembark.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A thirteen-year-old from Minocqua, Wisconsin has finished second in the National Geographic Bee's annual competition in Washington D.C. Vansh Jain will take home a $15,000 scholarship. "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek hosted the finals, which were televised on the National Geographic television channel.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Bug experts say there's a new invader in northern Minnesota. The variegated cutworm has unleashed light brown moths that are laying eggs across the region. The bugs are native to Minnesota. But they've never before made it to the Northland. The Duluth News Tribune reports the state DNR is getting the same reports from northern Wisconsin.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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