Police says it needs money from law, council members call it money grab
Board voted against purchase of building for administration
There is something uncomfortable about watching the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. And it's not just the room was filled with narcissists pretending to love one another. It was uncomfortable...
(AP) The state Supreme Court says a newspaper has a right to complete copies of Juneau County's legal bills. The Juneau County Star-Times in 2010 asked the county for legal bills from an investigation into a former sheriff's deputy. The law firm that handled the probe released redacted bills to the newspaper through the county.
A state appeals court ruled in 2011 that the Star-Times deserved complete copies under Wisconsin's open records law. The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Tuesday the bills are public records because they were produced during the course of the law firm's work for the county. The majority didn't take up the actual reactions, letting the appellate ruling stand on that issue.
An attorney representing the county didn't immediately return messages.
(AP) The Green Bay Packers take renovation plans for the Lambeau Field Atrium to the stadium district board. Team officials have talked generally about atrium improvements, but nothing definitively. Those improvements include moving the Packers Hall of Fame from the basement to a more visible location.
Packers CEO Mark Murphy is expected to present the improvements to the board Tuesday. They may also include renovations for the Pro Shop and Curly's Pub.
Packers' spokesman Aaron Popkey says that team officials will also outline how the project will affect stadium scheduling.
(AP) The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is warning Packer fans to be wary of scammers selling playoff tickets. The bureau says sports fans can be easily scammed when buying tickets outside the stadium, on the street or through online auctions, classified ads and bulletin boards.
Wisconsin BBB President Randall Hoth says fans can get burned by purchasing counterfeit tickets or paying in advance for tickets that never arrive. The BBB recommends checking with its database that includes reputable, secondary market ticket firms. It also recommends looking for the BBB logo on broker's websites and to click on it to ensure it's real.
If using an online auction site, they recommend looking for sellers with a recent and long history of satisfied customers.
Huge gun sales in the US recently has created some challenges for a La Crosse
It took just hours for a La Crosse guy to get out of jail and then make a
Did the recall election for governor last June put an end to the fighting in Madison?
Mike Huebsch thinks so. The state secretary of administration believes the heated battles of the last two years cooled down quickly, once Scott Walker won that special recall race.
Speaking on WIZM's La Crosse Talk, Huebsch said the next state budget should not have many surprises in it. Governor Walker is putting together that budget now, to be brought to the legislature in February. Huebsch expects training for new jobs to be a high priority for state government.
The State Patrol has now released the names of victims in a deadly weekend crash on the Mississippi River bridge at Prairie du Chien...
Lorraine Siegenthaler of McGregor, Iowa was killed on Sunday when her car crossed the center line on the bridge and hit a van head-on. The second driver, Roberta Lear of Prairie du Chien, is at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse with life-threatening injuries. Three passengers in the Lear van had minor injuries. Investigators haven't figured out why Siegenthaler's car went into the other lane. They've ruled out alcohol as a factor.