A word of caution to Americans who want to donate goods to foreign countries...
There's no guarantee the donations will reach their destination. Blame that on government red tape, corruption, or other factors. The president of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch, says a recent medical shipment from Wisconsin was delayed in getting to a clinic in Cameroon, because dockworkers wanted bribes before they would unload the crate from a ship. Rasch praises two nuns for going through Cameroon government channels to claim the shipment. The nuns attended Western Tech in La Crosse to study computer science. Rasch is working with a La Crosse group to establish sister city ties to the community of Kumbo in Cameroon.
The final report on how a Winona State student died may depend greatly on the results of lab tests...
Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack is waiting for a lab in Ramsey County to release results of toxicology tests on 19-year-old Mitchell Grierson. Mitchell was a freshman studying communications at WSU. His roommate found him dead in their dorm room on February 17th. Bostrack believes the tests could take up to two months to process.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Five Democratic legislators are the targets of a new radio ad campaign by a Republican outside group seeking to pressure them on tax elements of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Sheriff's officials in at least one county were advising motorists to stay home as a winter storm made travel dangerous and closed schools in eastern Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin will take its fight against the gypsy moth to much of the western portion of the state later this year, with aerial insecticide spraying in about one-third of the state's counties.