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It's likely a primary will be held April 5th for the vacant 94th Assembly seat that was vacated by 16 year veteran Mike Huebsch. That's the same day the elections will be held for municipal and judicial positions in the state. The general election will be held in May.
Reid Magney, with the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections says special elections must be held at least 62 but no more than 77 days after the governor’s order.
So far, Lacrosse County Board Chair Steve Doyle and Shelby town board chair Lynnetta Kopp are the only two to register with the State to run for the 94th seat.
Shelby town chair Lynnetta Kopp is the first out of the gate today. The republican makes her announcement to campaign for the assembly seat left vacant by Mike Huebsch who will be come the next Department of Administration Secretary under Governor Scott Walker. Kopp currently works as the executive director of the service organization, RSVP. Kopp has also served as a La Crosse school board member. County board chair Steve Doyle also appears to be running for the assembly seat although he has yet to make an official announcement. Several others are said to be also considering a run.
David Merrit was an emergency room doctor at the Black River Memorial Hospital. He is also a Major in the Colorado National Guard. Merrit no longer works at the hospital and now he's suing.
Seems as though Merrit told hospital officials he might be re-deployed....and 2 months later he was escorted out of the hospital.....and fired without cause.
The lawsuit seeks damages, back pay and reinstatement at the hospital.
A Greyhound bus is a total loss after it was destroyed by a fire while traveling from Chicago to Minneapolis. The bus caught fire early this morning near Black River Falls. The fire apparently was a result of a brake problem. The more than 40 people on board all escaped safely. Passengers are waiting at a hotel for a backup bus from Milwaukee to take them the rest of the way.