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Law enforcement interacts with crowds at the Hodag Country Festival to help with safety
RHINELANDER - People head to Rhinelander to enjoy live country music at the Hodag Country Festival. However, behind every safe day is a team of officers doing their rounds to makes sure everyone can enjoy and make new memories.

Crowds and music a lot of booze make the Hodag Country Festival a success every year. However, making sure everyone can enjoy the four day event takes a team of dedicated officers.

"A lot of issues law enforcement has is not like a lot of other festivities that I've been to myself," said Oneida County Patrol Officer Tyler Young. 

Young has 25 years of behind the scenes work at the festival. He said there is one very important step to keeping tens of thousands of people safe during the unique weekend. 
 
"We put long days out here so we try to have fun with them," said Young. 

Young does that well.

"We try to interact with as many people as we can," said Young. 
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