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REPUBLICAN KAPANKE ENDED UP PAYING 38-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SETTLE A LAWSUIT FILED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. AND THE DEMS AREN'T GOING TO LET VOTERS FORGET ABOUT IT, NOW THAT KAPANKE IS TRYING TO UNSEAT DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN RON KIND.
GRAEME ZIELINSKI, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WISCONSIN, IS SLAMMING KAPANKE FOR SUGGESTING THAT THE STATE FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE NEWLY-PASSED FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BILL.
There's more than one Republican running against Ron Kind for Congress in western Wisconsin.
Long-time banker Bruce Evers from Holmen is challenging Senator Dan Kapanke for the GOP nomination. Kapanke's campaign says their man took 94 per cent in a straw poll at a district caucus this weekend. But Evers says in the actual endorsement vote, Kapanke received no more than 60 per cent, and he picked up about 20 per cent.
Evers wants to cut the size of the federal government, and put more controls on spending by Washington. He also backs changes to the new health care law, and wants more tort reform to reduce lawsuits against doctors.
Fire, smoke, and lots of melted cheese...
They were all a result of a truck crash on I-90 in Winona County this morning. A semi carrying a load of cheese crossed the median and partly went over a bridge, shortly after 6:30 a-m. The driver of the semi...Glen Boyer of Le Mars, Iowa...had minor injuries after the accident. The fiery crash caused the Minnesota State Patrol to shut down most of the traffic on I-90 for a couple of hours.
Justin Hoard wasn't the only guy drunk and stumbling this week-end. Hoard was the 22 year-old guy La Crosse cops went on a wild goose chase for after his friends declared him suspiciously missing after he'd been gone for a couple of hours early Saturday morning. They found him, later that morning, passed out in a car, still drunk. But police also had to deal with numerous others who could have wound up in much the same shape. Like the UW Madison student cops found in Riverside Park; drunk, disoriented, separated from friends, no idea where he was. He collected a public intoxication warning and a ticket for being in the park after hours.
Why would you steal a car?
Ask that question after this week-end in La Crosse, you might get a variety of answers. After the armed robbery at a 75 year-old woman's house on the southside, it was pretty clear the thugs that roughed her up and gave her bruises on her fingers where they pulled her rings off stole her new Toyota because it was a pretty nice ride and they just needed to get away. The 16 year-old Central student who stole a car said he did it because he didn't have a license. And the guy who stole a running SUV out of a parking ramp while its owner was trying to help out a friend in a fight: that drunken car thief told cops, he just wanted to get in trouble. Mission accomplished.