Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
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,...
A sentencing related to a La Crosse bar fight has been postponed until later this week...
The defense attorney for Anquin St. Junious has been granted more time to determine the wishes of the man stabbed by St. Junious last December. The apparently accidental stabbing of a bartender at John's Bar occurred while St. Junious was trying to attack a third person. The D-A's office may recommend two years in prison for St. Junious. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday, but attorney John Brinckman says there are conflicting statements about whether the victim agrees with a two-year sentence.
Many area farmers are being urged to find ways to keep their soil as moist as possible before the winter freeze sets in.
Winona County has just been added to the list of 'severe' drought areas in Minnesota, after a year when rainfall has been several inches below normal. Jake Overgaard, a farm educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, says the 'severe' rating wasn't much of a surprise. Overgaard says leaving residue on farm fields will help trap snow, to retain moisture in the soil during the winter.
(AP) A police officer in central Minnesota has died in what authorities are calling an ambush killing. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker was shot twice late Thursday. Sanner says he was responding to a call from a concerned family member about a man in Cold Spring who might be suicidal. Sanner said Friday that Decker died at the scene. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assistant superintendent Drew Evans says it was an ambush.
Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Michael Larson of Cold Spring was arrested at the scene. The county prosecutor is reviewing the case for charges.
Decker's chief, Phil Jones, called the six-year veteran the department jokester. He says Decker leaves behind a wife and four young children.