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Markin says due to public safety concerns, there will be no camping at any of the 89 sites in 2018. "I'm not able to talk about what those safety concerns are, but the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest's number one priority is public safety. We're doing this in the interest of public safety, and reasons that are outdside of our control," she said.
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.
The man whose behavior officials blame for the closure of the Boulder Lake Campground has been ordered to go to a mental health facility for at least six months of treatment...
As part of the mental health commitment ruling, Judge Conley suspended the man’s right to possess firearms. The man could petition to have those rights restored, Pawlak said.