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Police figure they've got a pretty good lead on a home break-in this week-end in La Crosse. Cops say someone climbed through a window at a house next to Weigent Park on the near southside sometime over the week-end. They do have some footprints in the snow under the window. They've swabbed a bit for DNA inside. But, probably more compelling is a wallet they found under the window with a driver's license inside. They've listed the owner of the wallet as the most likely suspect for the break-in.
A woman in La Crosse had to go to the hospital for bite wounds this week-end. Apparently a victim of a very jealous Melanie Fife. They say the 44 year-old Fife drunkenly confronted the bite victim at Fife's boyfriend's place. The two women fought. Fife broke a window, pulled the other woman's arm through the window and bit it. Fife herself suffered cuts from the broken glass. They say she blew a .17 when they brought her to jail.
Among the many drunk driving arrests in La Crosse this week-end, there was the one guy who picked up his fourth OWI. Cops found Andrew Reget passed out in his car on the northside at about three in the morning. The car was running, turn signal on, headlights on high beam. The 35 year-old from Onalaska told cops he was just taking a nap on the way to his friend's house. Blew a .184 on the breathalyzer. Got to P on the alphabet test before he stopped and told the officer he just wasn't very good at English.
(AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he voluntarily agreed to the Milwaukee County district attorney's request to meet with him about a secret investigation that so far has led to charges against five of Walker's former close aides and associates. Walker made brief comments Monday after a public appearance in Waukesha. They were among his first following an announcement Friday that he would meet with District Attorney John Chisholm. Walker said the meeting date is up to the district attorney to announce. The investigation has created a potential vulnerability for Walker, who faces a potential recall. Walker says his lawyers are examining thousands of emails his campaign has turned over to the DA. He said he hired the lawyers because it would take him too much time to do that work.
(AP) Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and labor groups say they have agreements with the Vikings that they hope will increase city support for a new stadium on the current Metrodome site. The agreements call for union labor to be used on any stadium, with unions committing to no work stoppages. The Vikings separately have signed a letter of intent to OK unionized concession workers at the new stadium. Still under discussion is a workforce agreement that would set goals for hiring women and minority workers and subcontractors. The agreement would also aim to hire Minneapolis residents from zip codes with high rates of poverty.