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The manhunt for two escaped prisoners in Monroe County has taken another twist. A resident of Tomah called police this morning around 5 to report that his car was stolen and Sheriff Pete Quirin says they are certain it was stolen by the two wanted men.
Quirin says they have no idea where the two men fled too but one has relatives in Mauston. Police are looking for 18 year old James Misleveck and 29 year old James Newman. The walked away from a minimum security prison in Black River Tuesday night.
Wisconsin schools are now working to implement a new system of assessing a school's effectiveness after Wisconsin was granted a flexibility waiver from No Child Left Behind.
Geva Thole has stepped down from the Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation position to pursue a full time teaching position in the School District of La Crosse.
The upper Mississippi valley may be very dry this summer, but the big river itself has remained deep enough for most boats.
For that, you can thank the 9-foot channel maintained in the lock and dam system...and the frequent dredging done by the Corps of Engineers. Dan Cottrell from the Corps office at Fountain City says despite the government's best efforts to keep the water deep, boats have run aground on a stretch of Pool 5 near Winona because silt collects in large amounts in that area.
The lower Mississippi has seen much lower water levels, with barges frequently becoming stuck on the river bed. Barge operators have tried to lighten their loads so the boat doesn't displace too much water.