Holmen Sex Offender About To Learn Whether He'll Be Committed
The trial ended nine months ago, but the judge's ruling wasn't ready until today.
Chad Schroeder should learn this afternoon whether he'll be released from prison, or committed to a state hospital. Schroeder already has served about 20 years for forcing underage girls to have sex with him, while he was a teenager in Holmen. The state justice department requested a commitment trial, to determine if Schroeder might commit sex crimes again if he's sent out into the community. Judge Dale Pasell has been weighing a decision since the trial last May.
Guy Busted With Pot At Train Station
La Crosse Police made a substantial drug bust just outside the Amtrak station in La Crosse today. Reuben Dudenbostel was busted for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver. Dudenbostel was caught with 7.4 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $29 thousand.
La Crosse Police acted on a tip from the Amtrak Police in Portland, Oregon that Dudenbostel was acting very suspicious and was traveling to La Crosse. when he got here, Dudenbostel was contacted by La Crosse Police and the Holmen Police Department K-9. The K-9 found the marijuana in a carry on bag in vacuum sealed bags.
He's locked up in the La Crosse County jail.
XCEL Turning To More Wind
(AP) Xcel Energy plans to capitalize on what could be a buyer's market for wind energy this year. The Minneapolis-based utility has told regulators in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas that it will look for up to 200 megawatts of wind power by April 1. The federal tax credit for wind production has been extended to next January.
Highway Truck Versus Cattle Trailer
A Vernon County highway truck collided with a cattle trailer around 12:30
WISTAX Concerns About State Jobs
(AP) A new report blames Wisconsin's aging population and lack of business start-ups for job growth that has lagged behind other states since the mid-1990s. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report shows Wisconsin consistently beat national job growth rates in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But since 1996, the state has outperformed the nation in creating jobs just 27 percent of the time.