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Local business owner and County Board Supervisor Bill Feehan announced today that he will form an exploratory committee, the early stage of a possible run for Wisconsin’s 32nd State Senate District. Feehan, who represents La Crosse’s 3rd District on the County Board, owns three local businesses with his wife Sue Kolve. He has also worked at Unilever Food Solutions for 16 years, most recently responsible for managing business with regional food service chains. Feehan is the current GOP chair for La Crosse County and serves on the county board of Health and the Criminal Justice Management Council. His website is www.feehanforsenate.com
Seems like it's early....but State Senator, Jennifer Shilling, may have some competition in the 32nd Senate District later this year.
That's La Crosse County GOP Chair, and County Board Supervisor, Bill Feehan. He said a change in leadership....growing the economy and getting people back to work are his driving forces. Feehan says he'll know in about a month whether he will become an official candidate for the 32nd.
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.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A new initiative will move Minnesota courts from paper files to the electronic age. The Minnesota Judicial Council is requiring all courts to eventually go paperless. In Olmsted County District Court administrator Chuck Kjos says the office will run out of floor space for files in about six to eight months. The eCourtMN Initiative could take 5 years or more to implement. Kjos says the number one concern is keeping a high level of security with court documents, once paperless. Court Administrator Sue Dosal says the project is the most comprehensive reengineering effort yet undertaken by the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Eventually, documents could be available in the courtroom through a computer that's called ``Session Works.''