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Tim Kabat and Doug Farmer will battle in the April election to become La Crosse's next mayor.
Unofficial totals from Tuesday's primary show Kabat, the director of Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. as the top vote-getter with 2670 votes. Long-time city councilman Farmer is second with 1400 votes. In third place, Bill Feehan with 585 votes. Eleven men got on the primary ballot in the hopes of succeeding Matt Harter, who's stepping down as mayor after a single term.
Tim Kabat and Doug Farmer will move on to the April general election for mayor of La Crosse. Kabat gained the most votes of all candidates in Tuesday primary voting, collecting over 26 hundred. Farmer gained 14 hundred votes, more than double the next highest vote-getter, former state senate candidate, Bill Feehan who received less than six hundred. Of the eleven candidates, Craig Nestor received the fewest.
Tim Kabat takes an early lead in vote-counting for mayor of La Crosse. In early results, the former assistant city planner was leading runner-up Doug Farmer by a 2-1 margin. Recent State Senate candidate Bill Feehan was a distant third in the 11-man race. The top two candidates will face off in the April general election.
A 20-year-old man convicted of beating a prisoner in the La Crosse County jail is being given three years to straighten out his life.
Judge Ramona Gonzalez has stayed a prison term for Houaka Yang, and is putting him on probation for three years, but he must follow several conditions to avoid prison. Yang and a second inmate attacked Lucas Brickl in jail last summer for allegedly being a 'snitch.' Brickl testified against one of the two men found guilty in the shooting death last March of Sara Hougom of La Crosse.