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State group encourages snowmobilers to be safe

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A statewide organization is encouraging snowmobilers to take safety courses.

The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs says the number of snowmobiles registered in the state last season increased 5 percent from the previous season.  Snowmobilers also increased their mileage by 10 percent.

Association President Doug Johnson says an increase in snowmobilers and miles means a potential for more accidents.

The group says the courses teach basic safety, responsibilities, ethics, laws and mechanical functions.

Click on the link associated with this page to find a list of available classes through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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