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A sentencing related to a La Crosse bar fight has been postponed until later this week...
The defense attorney for Anquin St. Junious has been granted more time to determine the wishes of the man stabbed by St. Junious last December. The apparently accidental stabbing of a bartender at John's Bar occurred while St. Junious was trying to attack a third person. The D-A's office may recommend two years in prison for St. Junious. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday, but attorney John Brinckman says there are conflicting statements about whether the victim agrees with a two-year sentence.
Many area farmers are being urged to find ways to keep their soil as moist as possible before the winter freeze sets in.
Winona County has just been added to the list of 'severe' drought areas in Minnesota, after a year when rainfall has been several inches below normal. Jake Overgaard, a farm educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, says the 'severe' rating wasn't much of a surprise. Overgaard says leaving residue on farm fields will help trap snow, to retain moisture in the soil during the winter.