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Monroe County residents are taking to the polls today to vote on where they would like to see a new jailand courthouse built. Monroe County Sheriff, Pete Quirin.
Quirin says it's on the referendum because it's been a stumbling block with the county board for more then 20 years. Some want it built in downtown Sparta....others at the dog pound site near Highway 71.
A switch in health insurance providers will save big bucks for the Onalaska School District and its employees.
Larry Dalton, Director of Finance and Business Services, says after considering bids from a number of providers, school officials dropped longtime carrier WEA Trust. The school district will work with Gundersen Lutheran and Mayo affiliated HMOs to offer a dual choice program, the first of its kind in a school district.
A La Crosse pimp who ran a prostitution ring out of his North Side apartment will spend the next four years in prison. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne sentenced 50 year old Steven Cathey this afternoon. Cathey stated in court that he did not try to prostitute anybody.
As voters go to the polls today, plenty of names on ballot no longer belong to candidates who are still in a race. Wisconsin presidential primary voting today along with spring balloting of county board supervisors and school district candidates.
Voters will see six republican presidential candidates on the ballot when they go to the polls today. But Michelle Bachman and Jon Huntsman have ended their candidacies. Something similar in the La Crosse school district race. Four names on the ballot for three seats, but Dan Moen has apparently suspended his campaign. Statewide voter turnout expected to be 35 percent today. A city administrator referendum could boost turnout in La Crosse, while an Onalaska mayor's race could increase turnout there.
It's not going to open season on wolves in Wisconsin. But a wolf hunt is coming. Governor Walker this week signed a law that allows it. The point is not to take a bunch of wolves through a hunt, says Bob Welch, who represents groups who support a wolf hunt, but to discourage some not-so-friendly wolf behavior around humans
A recent federal de-listing of the gray wolf across the upper midwest has states moving to manage wolf populations through hunts and other methods.