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Today Governor Scott Walker, while in La Crosse, announced a three-year, $4 million pilot program to boost skills training for jobs that are available now.
The program, Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant is designed to foster partnerships between the Wisconsin Technical College System and businesses with advanced manufacturing employment needs. The Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant, created by the non-profit Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, seeks to strengthen the ties between technical colleges, employers and job seekers.
Police are treating the death of a 35-year-old woman as a homicide.
Chief Ed Kondracki says an autopsy has been performed on the body of Kristen Rodgers, who was found dead in a Caledonia St. parking lot early Tuesday. The cause of her death has not been released, but Kondracki says it was not accidental, and is "possibly drug-related." The chief says the murder is thought to be an isolated incident, not related to other recent drug deaths in the area. Any clues can be called into 784-TIPS
State Represenative, Jill Billings, says she is watching the gubernatorial campaign trail of Kathleen Vinehout and Kathleen Falk real closely. But the one thing that bothers the La Crosse Democrat, is the talk of fake candidates being used in primaries like we saw last year in recall elections.
Billings, during her interview with WIZM News, did not say which candidate she would support...saying she's listening like everyone else is....to the issues each one has.
One democratic candidate for governor is starting to make her statewide rounds on the campaign trail. Senator Kathleen Vinehout made appearances in Winnebago County last weekend. Vienhout talked with WIZM news about her campaign travels so far.
Vinehout will open her campaign office in Madison on March 12th.
A former Baptist church on French Island will be turned into a new library for the Town of Campbell.
Town residents voted 134 to 55 in favor of the purchase on Tuesday night, after a public hearing. The library would be moved out of the town hall to provide more space for emergency services. Some opponents of the plan argued that the town government doesn't need more space if the population has not grown, while others suspected that town officials had a conflict of interest in arranging for the purchase.