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Sexting lawsuit against former DA Kratz settled

GREEN BAY (AP) — A settlement has been reached in lawsuit against a former Calumet County district attorney accused of sending racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim, federal court records show. Stephanie Van Groll accused former prosecutor Ken Kratz of sexual harassment for allegedly sending her a barrage of messages, including some propositioning her, while he was prosecuting ...

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2 charged in fatal beating near Brillion

CHILTON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Calumet County have charged two men with fatally beating another man during a night of drinking. Police say 37-year-old Joseph Baer of Manitowoc was beaten to death with an object, probably a hammer, at a farmhouse south of Brillion Saturday. Thirty-three-year-old James Loewe of Hilbert and 29-year-old Robert Sauerbier of Manitowoc are charged with ...

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Former special ed teacher accused of abuse

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A former special education teacher is accused of physically abusing some of her students in Calumet County. Fifty-three-year-old Mary Berglund is charged with nine counts of physical abuse of a child dating back to September 2009. She’s also charged with strangulation and suffocation. All of the charges stem from Berglund’s time teaching at Janet Berry Elementary ...

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Doyle appoints district attorney to replace Kratz

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A female prosecutor who was once the victim of sexual assault has been named to replace a district attorney who resigned in disgrace after trying to strike up a relationship with a domestic violence victim.

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Experience helps DA’s office adjust

With the sudden departure of Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz after a number of accusations of unethical behavior, the county finds itself with just one prosecutor.

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Calumet County DA Kratz resigns

MADISON (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor who tried to spark an affair with a domestic violence victim has resigned. The Associated Press reported last month that Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz sent 30 text messages to a domestic abuse victim while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend on a strangulation charge. Gov. Jim Doyle began the process to remove Kratz from ...

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