Paul Ryan Talks Recalls
(AP) U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says Wisconsin's recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker is the second most important election in the nation this year. The rising GOP star from Wisconsin said Monday the June election is a national trendsetting election that's only second behind the presidential election in November. Democrats and their allies are trying to recall Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four GOP state senators, as payback for a Walker-proposed law that stripped most public workers of collective bargaining rights. Ryan says if Walker loses, it will discourage other governors and state legislatures from having the courage to take on structural budget challenges. He says he will actively campaign for Walker. Ryan spoke to a friendly crowd of members of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Baby Angel Investigation Continues
After 7 months, Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says it was time to lay an unknown child to rest in a local cemetary. Baby Angel was found by boaters last year, floating in the Mississippi River. Brand says the tips have slowed as to who gave up the child and why the baby was placed in the river. But there's another reason they would like to find that person.....an empty, donated, headstone.
Since Angel was found last September, investigators have questioned
Explosion Outside Kwik Trip Leaves One Man Badly Burned
A driver is in critical condition with third-degree burns, after his vehicle exploded outside the Kwik Trip on French Island last night.
John Bubbers is hospitalized at the U-W burn center in Madison. A passenger, Edward Lord, had minor injuries. The vehicle was a total loss, and there was moderate damage to the Kwik Trip building.
Miller On Board With Tribe To Build Vikings Stadium
Winona Republican Senator, Jeremy Miller, has jumped on board to try to get a deal done with the people behind trying to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Winona Republican introduced a bill this week that would create a $400 million partnership between the state and the White Earth Nation to construct a stadium and new casino.
Attempted Murder Suspect From BRF Nabbed In Tomah
Two people have been arrested in Tomah, in connection with an attempted murder in Black River Falls...
Daniel Triplett and Dreama Harvey were picked up in the parking lot of the Tomah Wal-Mart on Saturday, after Tomah police received a tip about Triplett. The Black River police believe that Triplett stabbed another person in that city. Police have not said what Harvey's connection might be.