La Crosse mayor thinks it's an unnecessary proposal
Let's start with the premise that it is good for our democracy if a larger number of people turn out to vote. That's why it is good that Wisconsin lawmakers...
A domestic dispute, a restraining order, and a standoff apparently all led to a shooting in Jackson County last night...
Twenty-five-year-old Robert Schafer of Taylor is being treated at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, after reportedly being shot once at the home of a woman he knows. The woman has a restraining order against Schafer. The shooter, identifed as Jarrod Thompson of Ettrick, says he warned Schafer that he had a gun, but Schafer kept approaching him. Schafer drove away from the house, and was later given a ride to a hospital. No charges have resulted yet from the shooting.
Five years in prison is the sentence given to a La Crosse man convicted of a stabbing last year at John's Bar.
Anquin St. Junious says he takes responsibilty for stabbing and wounding a bartender at John's, apparently by accident, during a fight with another man. St. Junious admits to a drinking problem, and has made a plan for improving himself once he's out of prison. Judge Dale Pasell rejected a proposed two-year prison term, saying the victim could have died, and that St. Junious poses a danger to the public.
Remember your first driving test on the highway? It may have been nerve-wracking.
Now imagine the kind of testing snowplow drivers are required to do. Fortunately, their testing may be safer than what your average driver goes through. The Minnesota DOT takes a video simulator around the state to help plow drivers practice for winter. That simulator will be brought to Rushford next week. MN-DOT spokeswoman Kristine Hernandez says the simulators save money on fuel and equipment, and gives drivers an idea of how to handle snow, wind, and emergencies on the road.
A shooting victim has been brought to a La Crosse hospital after an incident last night in Jackson County...
The shooting in the village of Taylor was reported around 7:30 Wednesday night. A man who had been shot a number of times was driven to the Whitehall hospital, before being airlifted to Gundersen Lutheran. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the shooting may have resulted from a domestic dispute.