Petition Posting In Question
The board made the petitions available to the Walker campaign on Friday and promised to post them online for the public to view Monday. But board spokesman Reid Magney says concerns relayed to the board by domestic violence victims worried about their names and addresses being made public cause the board not to post the petitions Monday. Magney says he has no comment on when they might put them online. Recall petitions targeted four Republican state senators have already been posted. The board was continuing to process petitions seeking the recall of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Super Bowl Sorrows
(AP) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning distraught Green Bay Packers fans not to drown their sorrow about the team not being in the Super Bowl when watching the game on Sunday. The Packers were ousted from the playoffs by the New York Giants, who play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable says the key is for people to plan ahead so they are not driving drunk after the game. She encourages party hosts to have non-alcoholic drinks and plenty of food available. The DOT plans to air a new federally funded television commercial during the Super Bowl and throughout February warning against drunken driving.
Drake To Remain Empty For Weeks
The U-W-L dorm that was damaged by fire this weekend could be left vacant for the next month...University chancellor Joe Gow says students will not be able to move back into Drake Hall for two to four weeks, because of repairs that must be made following a basement fire on Sunday. Although there was damage to the electrical systems at Drake, Gow says the fire was not electrical in nature. There's also no evidence of an accelerant being used to start furniture on fire. The chancellor says there are plans to install sprinkler systems in the residence halls that were built in the 50's and 60's.
Wisconsin Shakes With Earthquake
(AP) A minor earthquake rumbled through southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Seismologists with the U.S. Geological Survey say the 2.4 magnitude quake happened just before 10 p.m. Monday and was centered about 30 miles from Kenosha, just east of McHenry, Ill. Several police departments in the area got calls from people who felt the quake. But no one reported any damage or injuries. The USGS estimates 1.3 million quakes with magnitudes between 2.0 and 2.9 occur each year.
Santorum In Minnesota Today
AP-Out of the Florida hunt, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum plans two Midwestern stops Monday, including one in Minnesota. The former Pennsylvania senator is due to hold an afternoon appearance at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Mo., followed by an evening event in southwestern Minnesota. His event at a Pizza Ranch in Luverne, Minn., would make him the first 2012 presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Minnesota holds its precinct caucuses next week, but the results of a preference poll are nonbinding. Texas Rep. Ron Paul is airing TV ads in the state. Santorum and Paul have all but conceded Florida, where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are competing hard for a win Tuesday. Santorum has been off the campaign trail tending to family matters.