Burke On Pope List
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) The former bishop of the La Crosse diocese is among the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City for their final days of talks before the conclave to elect a new pope. Of 11 voting cardinals from the U.S, six are from the Midwest. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a Richland Center native who grew up in Stratford.
Burke was bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse from 1995 to 2004. Currently, he's prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the church's top judicial authority next to the pope.
Other voting cardinals with ties to Wisconsin include New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who was Milwaukee archbishop from 2002 to 2009. The other voting cardinal from Wisconsin is James Michael Harvey, a Milwaukee native.
Is There A Reciprocity Agreement In Place?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Revenue officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin have settled a key issue to reaching a tax reciprocity agreement. Separate studies by the two states find Wisconsin would owe Minnesota about $69 million to compensate for the tax revenue it would lose if residents who live in one state and work in the other file a single state income tax return.
Drought Still On In Badger State
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86 Year Old Charged With Voter Fraud
ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) An 86-year-old woman diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and dementia has been charged with voter fraud. Margaret Schneider says she forgot she had voted by absentee ballot in the 2012 primary election and about a month later, on Aug. 14, went to her polling place to vote. Now Schneider finds herself facing a felony charge and a court appearance April 2.
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