Paperless In Minnesota
Anti Abortion Protest Brings Out Hundreds
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Rep. Michele Bachmann made her first appearance in Minnesota since dropping out of the Republican presidential race, speaking at an annual anti-abortion protest at the state Capitol. Hundreds of people opposed to legal abortion came by school buses from across the state Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The rally was sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. Bachmann predicted to the crowd that next year's event will be a celebration following November elections that she says will end abortion. She hasn't said if she'll run for fourth term in her congress, representing suburbs north and east of the Twin Cities. In response to a question from a reporter, she says she'll give interviews soon on the subject.
New DMV Centers Open MOnday
Starting today, three more Wisconsin communities will have state motor vehicle service centers. They’ll be located at Alma in Buffalo County, Viroqua in Vernon County, and a location in Menominee County.
The new state budget requires all 72 counties to have at least one DMV
service center. The main purpose is to make it easier for people to get photo
I-D’s, so they can use them to vote under the state’s new identification
The agency is also expanding service in most of its centers around the state to at least 20 hours per week. That requirement is also in the state budget.
Man In Jail After 7 Hour Standoff
A Missouri man who held several police agencies at bay early Sunday morning is still in jail on a $500 cash bond. 22 year old Kenneth Roark made his first court apearance in Monroe County today. A formal complaint has not yet been filed....but initial charges Roark faces in the 7 hour standoff at the Super 8 Motel in Tomah, include suspicion of endangering safety while intoxicated with a firearm, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon. Tomah police were responding to a report of an intoxicated armed man Sunday morning around 2:30. After 15 rooms were cleared out, Roark was finally brought out of his motel room after officers flushed him out with chemical agents. Roark was staying at the motel as part of a crew that's building a sand mine in the area. He will be back in court early next month.
Wisconsin Tobacco Report Has Some Good And Some Bad
2 A's and 2 F's..........that's what you will find in the latest Wisconsin tobacco report card published by the American Lung Association. One reason there are a couple of F's........funding cuts for tobacco programs....are at 75% this year.
Judi Zabel, Co-coordinator for the 7 C’s Health Initiative in the La Crosse area says the enormity of the challenge facing them requires combined resources at both the state and federal levels. Something she's crossing her fingers for real soon.