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Houses within two or three blocks of a shopping center in Prairie du Chien were evacuated last night, because of embers blowing from the site of the Slumberland fire.
The furniture store at Blackhawk Crossing in Prairie was destroyed in the fire Sunday night, and smoke damage was reported at most other nearby businesses in the strip mall. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire hasn't been announced yet. The store was built as a large supermarket in the early 1960's. Slumberland moved in a few years ago.
On Friday, Governor Scott Walker announced a proposal for an additional two
All that's left for the new justice center in Monroe County to see a ground breaking is a huge vote. Judge David Rice says he will be there for that vote on April 23rd. Rice says bids were opened on Thursday for the new courthouse and jail, revealing that all 4 came in over the projected $25 million the county wanted to spend on the downtown Sparta facility. The bid went to Miron Construction at a price tag of over $26 million. If approved by the full county board, a ground breaking could take place in May.