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4 people were sent to the hospital after a one car crash in Monroe County last night. 35 year old Juana Gutierrez of Tomah was driving on Highway 131 near Wilton when she failed to stop for a stop sign.....drove down an embankment and 300 feet later, came to rest in a creek.
Gutierrez along with her 3 year old and 7 year old children all transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Another passenger, 53 year old Marcelino Lopez of Rockland, was aitlifted to Gunderson Lutheran in Lacrosse with what were thought to be life threatening injuries........he was later upgraded to fair condition.
The accident is under investigation by the Monroe County Sherrif's Department.
Ed Thompson, the younger brother of former Governor Tommy Thompson and a gubernatorial candidate himself, died Saturday at his home in Tomah after fighting pancreatic cancer. Thompson was 66. Thompson was mayor of Tomah from 2000 to 2002 and 2008 to 2010. He ran for governor as a Libertarian in 2002, touting himself as Wisconsin's version of then-Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. He lost to Democrat Jim Doyle in a three-way race that included then-Governor Scott McCallum, a Republican. Thompson most recently ran as a Republican for the 31st District state Senate seat. He was in the middle of that campaign when he announced in September 2010 that he had cancer. He lost to incumbent Democrat Kathleen Vinehout less than two months later. Thompson was diagnosed with cancer after going in for an unrelated surgery. Told that he had only about six months to live, he decided to forge ahead with the campaign.
Bryan Stanley's whereabouts could become a public record, if the Wisconsin Supreme Court gets involved in his case.
Stanley killed three men at an area church in 1985, and spent nearly 25 years in a state hospital until he was considered well enough to be released. But lower courts say Stanley's privacy is more important than the public's right to know where he's living. The La Crosse Tribune wants the files opened, and is hopeful about the possible appeal to the Supreme Court:
First case of flu confirmed in Wisconsin. State health bosses today say an adult in Northeastern Wisconsin is the first case of influenza for the season. Perfect time, says state health officer Dr. Henry Anderson, to get you flu shot. Anderson says the flu shot remains the most effective way to avoid getting the flu. The state health department says this first case indicates an early start to flu season for Wisconsin that generally runs from November to March, with peak activity around late-January or February.
Florida, Texas, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. Those states got it. Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin: Not so much. A study on potential for employment growth over the next six years show the first states with the highest rates of growth going forward. Annual gains in employment of over two percent. The IHS Global Insight analysis, however, shows Wisconsin and Minnesota with much more moderate growth of slightly less than one and a half percent over the next six years. And Iowa is lower than that. Less than 20 states have lower growth potential than Wisconsin, according to the study, over the next six years.