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A case that never should have gone to court...
That's how a defense attorney for G-E-T middle school coach Brady Olson describes the felony child abuse charge that Olson had been facing. The coach and teacher was accused of harming the girls on his basketball team by putting dry ice on their skin. Attorney Jim Birnbaum says the judge made the right decision by throwing out the charge.
Birnbaum says Olson will continue to challenge the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, hoping to get that count dismissed as well.
They knew about it since the Winter......but couldn't say anything at all. Rachael Pierce of Children of the Heart explains how the La Crosse group that deals with Downs Syndrome were picked as the charity of choice for the upcoming Green Bay Packers tailgate tour.
The tailgate tour stops by the La Crosse Oktoberfest Southside Festgrounds on May 15th from 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Tailgate Party Tickets are $30 and General Admission is $5.00. Tickets are on sale at Festival Foods.....Onalaska and Village locations only. Scheduled to appear.......Mark Murphy...Jordy Nelson...Mason Crosby...William Henderson...Marco Rivera and Larry McCarren.
Tomah's Mayor will retain that title...though a recount there yesterday made things real interesting. John Rusch defeated challenger Shannon Hough by just five votes last Tuesday. Hough requested a recount, which was done Wednesday. After the recount Rusch defeated Hough by only 3 votes. Rusch says it's now business as usual as he is working to develop city council committee assignments. He says he looks forward to continuing his work to help Tomah provide quality public services at a low cost.
Hough says she plans to run for mayor again in the next election two years from now.
(AP) Minnesota apple growers worry that a recent cold snap could kill new buds on their apple trees after early warm weather this spring. Growers are trying to warm their orchards with bonfires and by spraying trees with special solutions. Others are using wind machines and even helicopters to drive cold air out and warmer air down. University of Minnesota researcher David Bedford says that at 28 degrees trees could lose 10 percent of their buds. At 25 degrees as much as 90 percent. Some growers have seen temperatuers well below that this week. Experts say it will be several weeks before they know how much damage is done to the state apple crop. They say prices probably won't go up for customers because larger national crops have not been threatened.
(AP) Vice President Joe Biden has given Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar a fundraising lift and is vouching for her as the type of ``gutsy'' leader Washington could use more of. The vice president spent a couple of hours Wednesday in Minneapolis, headlining a major fundraiser for Klobuchar. The first-term senator is standing for re-election in November. Addressing the hotel audience of 350 people, Biden mentioned Klobuchar's votes for things like the auto industry bailout as an example of her ``gumption'' given the unpopularity of the move at the time. The fundraiser was Biden's only Minnesota event. It was open to people giving between $125 and $10,000. The Republican National Committee issued a statement critical of Biden before the Klobuchar event but there was no organized GOP presence outside the hotel.