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La Crosse police spent the Easter week-end dealing with all sorts of domestic squabbles. Including three of them that stemmed from arguments over cell phones. On Good Friday, it was 28 year-old Damion Haynie beating down his girlfriend after the couple bought cell phones together at a big electronics store. Apparently, Haynie was frustrated that she picked out a phone that cost ten bucks more than his. And, his girlfriend told cops, he may have been high on crack. On Saturday, it was 22 year-old Zachary Reese getting busted after a shoving match with his girlfriend over her phone. And then Easter Sunday, 18 year-old Jacob Lorenz got hauled off to jail after a text message on his girlfriend's phone made him angry enough to throw her to the ground.
Signs of business recovery in Wisconsin. At least in numbers of businesses. New numbers from the state today show a big bump in the numbers of new businesses in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. Over 98 hundred new businesses formed in the first three months of this year. That's up by over 12 percent from the same time period last year. In March, the state says new business growth jumped by over four percent.
A driver is in critical condition with third-degree burns, after his vehicle exploded outside the Kwik Trip on French Island last night.
John Bubbers is hospitalized at the U-W burn center in Madison. A passenger, Edward Lord, had minor injuries. The vehicle was a total loss, and there was moderate damage to the Kwik Trip building.
Winona Republican Senator, Jeremy Miller, has jumped on board to try to get a deal done with the people behind trying to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Winona Republican introduced a bill this week that would create a $400 million partnership between the state and the White Earth Nation to construct a stadium and new casino.
After 7 months, Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says it was time to lay an unknown child to rest in a local cemetary. Baby Angel was found by boaters last year, floating in the Mississippi River. Brand says the tips have slowed as to who gave up the child and why the baby was placed in the river. But there's another reason they would like to find that person.....an empty, donated, headstone.
Since Angel was found last September, investigators have questioned