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A Red Wing couple has offered a burial site for the infant girl found floating down the Mississippi River in a bag over the memorial weekend.
Jeanne and Don Madtson donated space in their family plot for three other babies also discarded in 1999, 2004 and 2007. The Madtsons lost their stillborn daughter over 20 year ago. Jeanne Madtson said this was a way to show that the 7 pound girl and the other three babies were loved.
The Winona County Sheriff's Department is still looking for information on who disposed of the child, found 6 miles south of Winona.
U.S.News & World Report’s 2012 America’s Best Colleges list includes UW-Lacrosse at number 2 for the second year in a row. But U.S.News also listed UW-L among A-Plus Schools for B Students.
UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow says the ranking continues UW-L’s trend of being ranked second or third among the Midwest’s public universities for the past 11 years. Truman State University in Missouri once again earned the top spot. .
An update now on a fatal crash that happened in Trempealeau County Friday afternoon.
40 year old John Lawson Jr. of Eleva died after his truck was hit by an SUV that had been rear ended by a semi on Highway 10 near Strum. Lawsons pickup rolled over several times and caught on fire. He had been thrown from the truck.
The driver of the SUV, 66 year old Ronald Harper and the semi driver, 31 year old Jason Kluender, were not injured. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
La Crosse police have cited seven men and one woman after a swim in the Mississippi on Saturday. Police say, Saturday afternoon, a couple people jumped in the water at Pettibone Park to swim across. Apparently, looked like a good idea for some others. Eventually all eight got in, although a couple of them came back after getting tired. Eventually 15 police and fire vehicles and three boats responded to the river to rescue any of the swimmers. All eight survived. All eight collected $177 disorderly conduct tickets.
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals District 4 includes Lacrosse County. Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg says she wants to represent the area and others as she has announced she will run for theopening on the Court of Appeals which was created by the retirement of Judge Margaret Vergeront.
Kloppenburg also announced her campaign committee will voluntarily limit all contributions to her campaign to $1000 per individual or political action committee.
The $1000 limit follows the limits set by Wisconsin’s previous public financing laws and falls within guidelines recommended by national groups.