Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
A man accused of stealing items from Fort McCoy has been found not guilty.
A jury in federal court in Madison found 20 year old Justin Waterhouse of New Auburn not guilty on four charges related to the theft at the fort in February, 2012 while a member of the U.S. Army. He was accused of stealing and selling 18 night vision monoculars and six reflex gun sights. He was indicted May, 2012 on the theft charge and three counts of selling the items.
Waterhouse faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each charge.
The tear down process began today at the La Crosse Oktoberfest grounds. It's a clean up project to remove contaminated soil under some of the buildings. It's part of a plan put forth by Xcel Energy to clean up the soil located under the Oktoberfest grounds. Two other pavilions will also be taken down. Officials says this will have no impact on the 2014, 4 day celebration as Xcel has agreed to fund the replacement of the buildings. The project should be completed by the end of Winter. The clean up project itself is one of three that Xcel has pursued on land near the Oktoberfest grounds in the last 30 years.
For months, Keith Butler was kept in the dark. The La Crosse county
Governor Scott Walker appointed Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Croninger to serve as the new District Attorney, filling the seat following the death of Dan Cary in November.
Calling him a rising star in Wisconsin, Walker said Croninger has led with strength and wisdom in a difficult moment, and he's confident Croninger will carry forward Dan Cary's legacy as a prosecutor who is committed to enforcing the law and the serving the community.
Croninger began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Juneau County. He joined the Monroe County District Attorney's Office in April 2011.