Owners could pay up to three percent of revenue
Trees uprooted in flash floods at Lansing resort
The first test isn't very encouraging. Wisconsin's newly formed state agency dealing with keeping government honest would like to be able to grease the palms of those they are overseeing....
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) The State Patrol says heavy snow in northwestern Wisconsin is a factor in a fatal interstate crash between two semis. Sgt. David Fish says one semi rolled over a slippery Interstate 94 near Menomonie and was struck by the second semi early Thursday morning. Fish says the driver of the first semi was killed.
Parts of northwestern Wisconsin are buried under more than a foot of new snow. Numerous school districts canceled classes, including Menomonie, River Falls, Chetek, Rice Lake, Barron and Durand.
The National Weather Service reported 14 inches of snow has fallen in Ellsworth with 9 inches in River Falls and 8 inches in Ashland. Utility crews worked to restore power to hundreds of Xcel customers in the region.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical use are putting their plan forward at Minnesota's Capitol. But leaders of the group that will lead the charge have previously said they are not expecting any action on the proposal until the 2014 session. This session is due to conclude in a few weeks.
Details of the proposal were to be discussed at a news conference Thursday. Boosters say they have bipartisan support in both chambers.
Minnesota lawmakers approved a medical marijuana bill in 2009. But then-Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed the measure. Current Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has voiced opposition to legalization of marijuana for any use.
One man has been arrested after gunfire on South 4th Street on Wednesday...while a second man is still being sought by La Crosse police.
The gunfire happened outside an apartment building on the 13-hundred block of South 4th, shortly after 2 p-m.
Police Lieutenant Pat Hogan says both men left the scene after the shooting. Brian Carr, who lives at the apartment, was arrested after a police chase to the top of Grandad Bluff. He could be charged with reckless endangerment. The second man, Redondo Shelley, had not been found at last report.
It used to be one of La Crosse's hottest night spots...
But the former Avalon Ballroom was just plain hot for a while on Wednesday, when fire broke out in what's now the Super Buffet restaurant. The fire scene was a block away from the Monitor Street fire station, and the emergency tied up north-south traffic along the causeway for a short time. Nobody was hurt, and the cause of the fire is still unknown. Most of the damage at Super Buffet seemed to be confined to the ceiling and roof areas.
La Crosse Police have one person in custody and are still investigating a