Minn. Lawmakers To Discuss Vikes Stadium
Winona Republican Senator Jeremy Miller says state lawmakers need a new plan when trying to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Miller announced last week that he is sponsoring a bill enabling the state to partner with northwestern Minnesota's White Earth Nation to build a casino. As part of the deal, the tribe is willing to pay $400 million up front to fund the state’s share of the cost of a Vikings stadium. Lawmakers are back in sesion today.
ATC Public Meetings This Week
A third round of public meetings will begin this week, being held by the company that wants to build high voltage transmission lines from just north of La Crosse to Dan County. Sara Justice of American Transmission Company, says they have recieved quite a bit of public comment already.
The first meeting is at 1pm Tuesday at Stoney Creek in Onalaska. Justice says they will have representatives from transmission planning, engineering, real estate and enviromental and construction on hand to answer questions.
Vietnamese Ambassador To US Will Attend UWL Banquet
One particular group of foreign students will get special recognition at the U-W-La Crosse International Banquet this weekend.
Students from Vietnam will get to meet their country's ambassador to the U-S at the dinner Saturday night. International Education director Jay Lokken says the Vietnamese students take a wide range of majors, with two programs being especially popular...pre-med and business.
During his visit to Wisconsin, ambassador Cuong Nguyen also will meet with the state's agriculture secretary to talk about trade between the U-S and Vietnam.
Two Justices Not Saying Yet Whether They'll Avoid Prosser Hearing
We don't know yet whether two women on the Wisconsin Supreme Court would recuse themselves from a possible disciplinary hearing against fellow justice David Prosser.
The two that Prosser doesn't want hearing the case are Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and the justice Prosser is accused of trying to choke, Ann Walsh Bradley. Both women spoke in La Crosse last week, but did not declare whether they would stay out of a hearing in the Prosser case. Abrahamson admits it's a "troublesome" situation.
The Wisconsin Judicial Commission says Prosser violated three ethical rules, but a group of appeals court judges is deciding now whether to send the matter to the Supreme Court.
Harcey Nabs UW-L Award
Dr. Troy Harcey, Associate Superintendent of Instruction for the School District of La Crosse is this year’s recipient of the Burt and Norma Altman Award for Community Service from the Office of International Education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.