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(AP) A courthouse shooting in northern Minnesota that left two men injured has prompted other courthouses in the state to beef up their security. Anoka County is spending $50,000 to install bulletproof glass in offices where prosecutors and others work. Ramsey County now has armed deputies guarding offices. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says in several cases, the safety upgrades were already in the works but sped up following the December shootings. In Washington County, the county attorney's office is considering safety upgrades that could include bulletproof glass in reception areas. Officials acknowledge that tight budgets can be a problem, but they say safety is a priority. The say there's always an element of risk when dealing with unstable people whose court cases don't go the way they hope.
(AP) Canadians who want to buy a share of Green Bay Packers stock will now get their chance. The team said Monday it has cleared Canadian regulatory requirements and is now selling shares north of the border. Each share costs $250. In the U.S., there's also a $25 handling fee. In Canada, the charge is $35. The team had offered 280,000 shares for sale. It says it had 17,000 left as of Feb. 14, and the sale will end Feb. 29 unless the team sells out first. The money is being used to fund stadium expansion. The shares pay no dividends and have virtually no re-sale value. But they do come with a piece of paper declaring holders a team owner and conferring the right to attend the annual stockholder meeting.
There's making yourself at home and then there's what Thomas Sullivan did this week-end. La Crosse police say a guy on the southside found Sullivan sitting on his couch at about bartime Saturday morning. Guy doesn't know Sullivan, but there he was. Sitting. Laughing. Drinking a beer from the fridge. And then Sullivan gut surly with cops when they showed up. They said the highly inebriated 42 year-old acted as if he'd done nothing wrong. He faces a couple of charges. Including one for resisting arrest.
If you haven't yet heard UWL graduate Reed Grimm on American Idol, you're missing a show
Grimm's brought plenty of new eyes to the show, especially among his former instructors at UWL
Karyn Quinn's a senior Lecturer in the music department. She's also from Grimm's hometown and recruited him to come to UWL, where he was a featured talent for various groups at the school. Grimm also performed locally in the groups Three Beers til Dubuque and Shoeless Revolution.
Not that long ago, the state capitol in Madison was tossed into turmoil after the so-called caucus scandal. Then, it was legislative staffers doing campaign work on state time. Eerily similar, says Jay Heck with Wisconsin Common Cause, to the scandal that's erupted with several of governor Walker's former aides getting charged with various crimes
Heck says, for the governor to remove any suspicion that he's hiding something regarding his former staffers, Walker needs to come clean about everything during an upcoming meeting with the Milwaukee county DA.