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Dec 26, 2018

High court to hear dispute over city’s annexation of land for sand mine

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be kicking off 2019 with a lineup of oral arguments that includes a dispute between a city and town over whether the land for a sand mine was properly annexed.

Sep 14, 2016

BENCH BLOG: Appeals court gets it right in complex case of statutory construction

The Court of Appeals recently tackled the novel question of whether an employee of a health care organization can access a patient’s records without the patient’s consent.

Jul 11, 2016

Walker makes appointments to benches in Trempealeau, Dodge counties

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed attorneys to serve on the benches in Trempealeau and Dodge counties.

Apr 6, 2016

Walker seeks applicants for spot on Trempealeau County Circuit Court

Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for a circuit court judge position in Trempealeau County.

Dec 12, 2014

Woman gets 30 years for toddler’s overdose death (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for giving a lethal overdose of a narcotic painkiller to a toddler in her care and physically abusing her.

Oct 20, 2014

Sand mining company to pay $80K for runoff

An Illinois-based sand mining company has agreed to pay an $80,000 fine in response to allegations that it failed to prevent untreated rainwater from running off a mine site in western Wisconsin.

Jun 16, 2014

Justices find property owner may have to pay for tree damage

A property owner who hired a contractor to spray herbicide may be liable for damages if the herbicide killed trees on an adjacent property, according to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

May 14, 2014

Ginseng thief convicted, must pay nearly $4,000 (UPDATE)

A judge has ordered a western Wisconsin man to pay nearly $4,000 in fines and restitution for illegally harvesting ginseng.

May 7, 2014

Driver who killed pedestrian avoids jail

A driver who texted on his cellphone minutes before striking and killing an elderly woman in a crosswalk will avoid jail time if he complies with his sentencing conditions in Trempealeau County.

Dec 16, 2013

Judge orders Madison co. to pay pollution fine

A Madison company that polluted waters during a sandmining operation in the city of Blair will pay $200,000 in forfeitures and costs.

Oct 16, 2013

Judge sentences woman to 5 years in man’s heroin death

A La Crosse woman who provided the heroin that killed another man has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Apr 11, 2012

Judge dismisses abuse charge against coach

A judge in western Wisconsin has dismissed a child abuse charge against a coach accused of burning his players with dry ice.

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