CAPX 2020 Hearings Begin Today
Public hearings on the proposed CAPX 2020 high voltage tranmission line project starts this afternoon in Alma and continue into the evening. Main concerns the Public Service Commission will hear?
And third, according to Tim Carlsgaard of Capx 2020....where is the electricity that's carried on this line coming from. The final public hearing is set for tomorrow in Centerville.
Appeals Court Knocks Down Galesville Man's Divorce Complaint
A Galesville man said he couldn't afford to keep up with his divorce settlement, but an appeals court has called him out on that claim...The Third District Court of Appeals will not grant Daniel Smith another chance to work out a settlement with his ex-wife. The judges ruled that Smith was secretly getting routine payments from a family business, along with his regular salary...payments that added up to hundreds of dollars a month. Smith appealed the court-ordered support payments and attorney's fees, following the break-up of his 21-year marriage.
Vikings Supporter Says Stadium Deal Could Be Now Or Never
There's bound to be some in Minnesota outside of the twin cities who wonder why the state is getting involved in a funding deal for a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. But Cory Merrifield, founder of the website Save-the-Vikes.org says three million fans who tune in for every Vikings game on Sunday around the state know how important the team is to the state. And if a deal isn't done soon, it could be curtains for the storied franchise in Minnesota
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Current deal for the stadium would mix additional gambling revenue with money from Minneapolis and several hundred million dollars from Vikings owners. The new stadium would be built close to where the Metrodome is now.
State Reaching Out To Help Jobless Veterans
Picture the Wisconsin economy as a patient in a hospital...
One member of Governor Walker's cabinet says the state was bleeding jobs for years, but in the last few months, we've 'stopped the bleeding.' Reggie Newson, the secretary of Workforce Development, uses that comparison to show that employment prospects are getting better, especially for veterans. Newson says job centers around Wisconsin are ready to help veterans who are in the job market.
A special career fair for veterans is planned the last week of June at the Western Tech campus in La Crosse. It's one of more than a dozen scheduled around the state between now and December.
Readstown Chief In Court To Face Sex Charge
A small-town police chief from the area is being charged with sexually assaulting a child, and intimidating a victim.
The charges were filed on Monday in Vernon County against Readstown Chief Shay Larson. He'll have another court appearance in two weeks. Larson was arrested recently in Nebraska on a warrant issued in Vernon County.