Commission oversees lobbying, campaign finance laws
The first test isn't very encouraging. Wisconsin's newly formed state agency dealing with keeping government honest would like to be able to grease the palms of those they are overseeing....
There will not be a new trial for a La Crosse area man convicted in a drug overdose death...
A state appeals court has turned down the request of Mitchell Perner, who's serving a 12-year prison term for providing heroin to his girlfriend, Shelby Perkins. He claims that he didn't actually deliver the drug to Perkins, because they both got it at the same time. Perner also argued that the trial jury should have been told that the drug dealer was granted immunity for testifying against him. Perkins died in May of 2010.
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WINONA, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating after a Canadian Pacific Railway train dribbled about 12 thousand gallons of crude oil between Winona and Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota.
MPCA spokeswoman Cathy Rofshus says no major cleanup is planned because the oil splattered between the tracks as the train was moving Monday. She says responders have not found any pools of oil that could be cleaned up. Crews discovered the leak before noon Monday near Winona. It involved less than half the contents of a typical tanker car, which holds about 26 thousand gallons.
The leak was traced to a valve or cap problem. Canadian Pacific spokesman Ed Greenberg says the railroad is investigating the cause and will cooperate fully with any cleanup efforts if they're required.