Houston County's loss is Duluth's gain...
Then again, you might say Houston County isn't really 'losing' over a million dollars in emergency relief money. The county is returning that money to the state of Minnesota because the cash wasn't needed. It was left over from about three million dollars provided by the state after severe flooding in the summer of 2007. Last week, the county board approved a state request to have the money returned, so it can be used for flood relief in Duluth.
Wisconsin's attorney general will launch another appeal on the state's voter ID law. This one comes after a second Dane county judge ruled the law unconstitutional. That means attorney general JB Van Hollen will be working on two appeals in a court system that's not moving very quickly to deal with those appeals.
Van Hollen spoke with reporter Mitch Reynolds.
The manhunt for two escaped prisoners in Monroe County has taken another twist. A resident of Tomah called police this morning around 5 to report that his car was stolen and Sheriff Pete Quirin says they are certain it was stolen by the two wanted men.
Quirin says they have no idea where the two men fled too but one has relatives in Mauston. Police are looking for 18 year old James Misleveck and 29 year old James Newman. The walked away from a minimum security prison in Black River Tuesday night.
Wisconsin schools are now working to implement a new system of assessing a school's effectiveness after Wisconsin was granted a flexibility waiver from No Child Left Behind.
Geva Thole has stepped down from the Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation position to pursue a full time teaching position in the School District of La Crosse.