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(AP) The four major Democratic candidates running to face Gov. Scott Walker in the spring recall election will be in Racine Monday evening. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, Secretary of State Doug La Follette, and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout are expected at the town hall at the George Bray Community Center. Todd Stoner, an organizer with Wisconsin Jobs Now, says people attending will have a chance to ask questions and then each candidate will have a minute to answer. Former Democratic state Sen. John Lehman, of Racine, is also scheduled to attend. He is running against Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard, of Racine, in the upcoming recall election. Lehman is facing protest candidate Tamra Varebrook in the primary.
(AP) Minnesota's debt-plagued Republican Party has been served with an eviction notice for its party headquarters after failing to pay its rent payments since August. The party's landlord filed the notice last week in Ramsey County court and it is scheduled to be heard next Tuesday. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge told party members in a memo Thursday that officials are trying to renegotiate the lease to get one that better fits space and cost needs. The GOP has 21 months remaining on a lease with Hub Properties Trust for space a block from the state Capitol. Shortridge revealed that the rent hadn't been paid in eight months. The Minnesota GOP owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to various vendors. The eviction notice was first reported by Politics in Minnesota.
OSHA calls it a lack of commitment to workers' safety and health and has cited Duraframe Dipnet of Viola with 20 safety violations including three repeat at the net manufacturer's facility. Penalties total over $71 thousand following OSHA's inspection. Similar violations were cited in 2009.
It was supposed to help people out during storms and bad weather events. But La Crosse County Emergency Management Director, Keith Butler, says a storm and information website they created...well....it's just not working.
He says the Alert Lacrosse dot org website needs to be manned every day and right now they just don't have the resources to do that. They will, in the meantime, provide educational information and emergency related links for their web viewers.
Viroqua police can now issue citations punishable by a $298 fine for text and facebook messages that threaten, annoy, offend, demean, ridicule, belittle, disparage or humiliate. Police Daron Jefson says the issue has been building for about 8 months now.
Jefson says citizens complaining of harassment via text and Facebook prompted the ordinance, which is modeled after an ordinance in Janesville.