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Plenty of people in Wisconsin may be upset by the state Supreme Court's ruling upholding the statewide ban on same-sex marriage.
But some may be more disturbed by the ruling's effect on future lawmaking, than on how it affects relationships. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe worries that the court decision could lead political groups to mislead the voters, by putting too much into a referendum. The court decided unanimously that it was okay to combine two issues on one referendum, and they concluded that voters were NOT deceived by the language of the gay marriage question.
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Commodore Mark Schneider Senior signaled the start of La Crosse's Riverfest for this year. Schneider and most of the other Commodores who have served since 1984 were in their white uniforms for opening ceremonies today at Riverside Park. The first day of the festival, which runs through July 4th, features music, a hypnotist, pig races, and the Puttin' on the Lips contest.
A head on car crash in Vernon county puts three people in the hospital. Yesterday, morning at about 9:45 Christopher Otis was heading east on hwy 14 in the Town of Franklin when he tried to pass another car. During the pass the 33 year old Boscobel man ran head on into a car driven by Roger Christensen causing the Readstown man to go off the road where his car rolled twice Christensen and his passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. Otis also went to the hospital. His 3 year old passenger was found uninjured in his car seat.
A LaCrosse county road is temporarily closed. This morning a gas line ruptured causing crews to close the portion of county highway M that runs from West Salem to Barre Mills. Emergency dispatch advises drivers to stay away from that area until the gas line is fixed and the road is re-opened. It could take a few hours before repairs are completed.