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Walker donor wants OK to anchor floating bog

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A major donor to Gov. Scott Walker wants state approval to keep a 12-acre floating bog away from his property in northern Wisconsin.

Richard Uihlein is proposing moving the bog north and fastening it to the lake bed.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the plan calls for crews to use barges, a crane and a pile driver to pound large posts through the bog and anchor it to the lake bed.

The scale of the project is outlined in an Aug. 17 memo to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The bog has blocked lake access on Uihlein's property for much of the last two summers.

The proposal is raising objections on a lake long been known for big muskies and rugged, wooded shorelines.

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