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Two badgers have been struck by vehicles in the New Richmond area over the past few weeks.

Badgers take up residence in New Richmond

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Although Wisconsin is called the Badger State, the animal is actually quite rare. Two were recently found in the New Richmond area.

The first, a roughly 9-pound badger, had been living in the New Richmond Business Park for about two years, according to Harvey Halvorsen, area wildlife supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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