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Is our system of choosing a President rigged? We hear that message, even from some of the candidates. And a new poll suggests that most people agree. A new Reuters...
A South Dakota man is identified as the motel guest who died in an overnight fire in St. Charles.
Vincent Wright was found dead, as firefighters battled the flames. Wright had just checked into the Downtown Motel in St. Charles yesterday. Three other people were staying at the motel, but none of them was injured. Flames were reported at the motel around 11 o'clock last night. A short time after that fire was under control, a second fire broke out at the motel.
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.