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05 February 2016

We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...

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Monday, 13 May 2013 09:19

Lawmakers In High Gear

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers are bearing down for the legislative session's homestretch. Monday marks one week until the mandatory adjournment deadline. Much is left to do.

The House and Senate still need to pass compromise bills to comprise the state's next two year budget. Along the way, they are likely to pass tax increases on top earners and smokers. An alcohol tax increase is also in play as are revisions to the state sales tax.

On the spending side, the budget is likely to feature new dollars for education, including funds to help schools provide all-day kindergarten statewide.

The week was to start with another high-profile issue at the forefront. The Senate was voting Monday on whether to send a bill legalizing gay marriage to a supportive Gov. Mark Dayton.

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61 Year Old Robs Kid Who Mows Lawns

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A 61-year-old Iowa City man has been accused of robbing a boy who was looking for lawns to mow.

The boy was knocking on doors Sunday to inquire about doing the yard work when he met Kevin Shannon at one house. Police say Shannon gave the boy $10 and told the boy he was an undercover police officer.
Police say Shannon later got in his vehicle and drove up to the boy, pulled out a gun and demanded the boy return his money. The boy wasn't injured.

Officers arrived soon and arrested Shannon. He faces several charges, including felony theft, driving while intoxicated, and impersonating a public official.

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Helmet Debate Still Out There

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) A motorcycle rights group has a lot of power in the debate over whether motorcyclists should wear a helmet.

Wisconsin is coming off its deadliest year for motorcyclists in a generation. Three in four of those riders who were killed did not wear a helmet. Wisconsin hasn't required adult motorcyclists to wear a helmet in decades, thanks in large part to the robust lobby of ABATE of Wisconsin. It describes itself a motorcycle rights and safety organization. ABATE spokesman Dean Bartosh says riders should be able to choose what they wear when the ride.

Jackie Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, says taxpayers ultimately pay the costly and lifelong price of un-helmeted riders' brain injuries.

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Monday, 13 May 2013 09:12

Minnesota To Pay More?

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A UW System campus advisory committee is recommending the University of

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Control Towers To Remain Open

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The Federal Aviation Administration is keeping open for now the 149 control

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Among the many changes coming with a new garbage service in La Crosse:

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Friday, 10 May 2013 15:35

City Budgeting Takes One in the Gut

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Budgeting in cities like La Crosse could get a lot more challenging in the

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Eight years behind bars for one of the 'Get Money Boys'...

Eighteen-year-old De'aaron Appleton is going to prison for two counts of armed burglary, for a pair of home invasions in La Crosse last fall. Appleton apologized in court to the victims who were robbed at gunpoint...but Judge Dale Pasell says an example has to be set in this case.  Appleton is one of several young men accused of targeting local drug dealers for robbery, allegedly because those potential victims might have a lot of money.

 

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